Peter Brodhead

Peter Brodhead – Guest Speaker What better way to end the beekeeping year with an in-depth educational meeting on the health benefits from the bee hive! Our guest speaker is the owner / operator (along with his wife Janie) of Brighter Day Natural Foods.  Though many of us are customers of Brighter Day, most of us have never sat day to listen to Peter talk about healthy products directly related to our honey bees.  So Nov 14th is our normal CEBA meeting and Peter is going to speaking on this subject. Below is brief bio on Peter’s background.  We hope to see you at Oatland...

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Saturday Honey Extraction

Our Saturday workshop at Oatland is all about pulling some honey!             We will have Mr. Read Nichols with his Honey Extracting Trailer to help us get the honey bottled.  Mr. Nichols will also be teaching extracting and answering any questions you might have on extracting.         We will be asking some CEBA members to volunteer to help pull some frames of honey; others help to actually extract with Mr Nichols; and we will also be bottling the honey for Oatland to...

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Steve Page

Steven Page started beekeeping in 2007 with two hives and now manages Barrington Farms Apiary, LLC with 75 hives in Coweta County, Georgia.   He is the president of the Coweta Beekeepers Association and a Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program.  Steven developed Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping in 2014, a simple, sustainable beekeeping method for small beekeepers. Steven will be talking about:   Raising Queens, and Making Splits...

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Jamie Ellis

Dr. Jamie Ellis – Lecture Title: “Honey Bee Biology”   June 13 we will have Dr. Jamie Ellis from the University of Florida as our special guest speaker. Dr. Ellis is a nationally know beekeeper, the head of Entomology at UoF, and a regular contributor to American Bee Journal magazine. He will be speaking to our club for 2 hours with a 20 minute break in between so get to Oatland by 6:00. We will be having a special raffle (super charged with amazing stuff, including a complete hive) so that we can continue to bring in speakers like Dr. Ellis and Dr. Delaplane. If you...

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Steven Nofs

Steven Nofs, Master Beekeeper – Lecture title: “Pollen, Harvesting, & Benefits”   Unlike most beekeepers who learned the craft from a close friend or family member, I had no exposure to honeybees until my 20s. While finishing my engineering degree at Virginia Tech, I needed some electives and while searching the course catalog, I found “Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping.” That course got me hooked and I have thoroughly enjoyed keeping bees ever since. Along with my wife Jacqueline, we produce honey and many other hive products in the central Georgia area...

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April Swarming

Two long minutes of an explosive swarm in action!! While working in the bee yard on April 3rd, we heard a loud buzz of excitement and grabbed the camera!!! Click Here for video!   The massive exit of this bee colony during a Spring swarm was unbelievable to watch.  Moments later, Laura was able to find the swarm high up in the tallest tree in the apiary!   Take a look: Using a standard 50:1 camera setting, this is how far up the tree the bees hand gone.           Zooming 50% with the camera one begins to see how large this swarm had...

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