OIWC Spring Event

Oatland Island Celebrated their Spring Event Kickoff  on April 2, 2016 As a partner in education, CEBA members have the opportunity to share their beekeeping enthusiasm during the special events held by Oatland.  The Sheep Shearing demonstrations and other activities on April 2, allows for CEBA members to educate the public about honeybees.     Jan Quattlebaum and Penny Mills started the morning off opening hives and selecting frames for show & tell.  As the public ventures down our center sidewalk to view the bee yard, we carefully ask them if they would like a closer...

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OABA Bee Club

Ogeechee Area Beekeepers sponsored their Beekeeping 101 classes on March 5th! A special thanks to the Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils, Ga for hosting the event.  Also, a big thanks to Bobby & Gail Colson, B & G Honey Farms for organizing the event with the OABA bee club.                           Registration counted 28 students for the beekeeping event that drew locals to spend the day learning about honey bees.                         Another big thank...

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FUNdamentals 2016

The 2016 FUNdamentals event at Oatland Island tops over 100+ students again this year!   CEBA registered 99 students for the Basic Beekeeping and 19 students for the Advanced Topics on Feb 27th.  This was supported by 4 Instructors and 19 volunteers to make this event a success.     A special thanks to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center and their attending staff for helping coordinate both the beekeepers and the hundreds of visitors that pass through the trails at Oatland Island.   CEBA really wishes to thank all of the students for their interest in beekeeping and their...

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Keith Delaplane

UGA Professor Dr Keith S Delaplane packed the conference room on February 13th at the OIWC. CEBA was honored to have Delaplane come visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center as a preliminary event to the FUNdamentals of Beekeeping that is scheduled for this February 27th.   Beekeepers and the public had been invited to attend a lecture entitled:  “The Superorganism for Beekeepers & Beyond“!       Just over 70 attendees got a perspective on this fascinating insect that was nothing short of enlightenment.  Kind of a ‘buzz lightyear’ awakening on not...

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Call for Plants

CEBA Club Members, we are looking for volunteers who can lend a helping hand this Friday!  Members will be showing up 09:30 AM to help apply mulch and fertilizer to the beds.  Bring a rake, a shovel, gloves and bottle water.  The Master Gardeners normally work just the morning hours, but they get a lot done every time they show up!  If you can help, just come on out to Oatland.  If you get there before 10 AM, press the blue button to call the Front Desk.  Let them know you are there to work in the bee yard. As our Apiary landscaping at Oatland Island begins to take shape we invite you...

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FUNdamentals

CEBA Adds 20 seats to Basic 101 FUNdamentals event. In co-operation with Oatland, we will accommodate an additional 20 students for Basic 101 beekeeping!    Feb 27th is a day of educational and fun experiences in learning all about beekeeping!     Follow these steps below:  Gates Open at 8 AM   Gate attendees will allow 20 additional students to register for the Basic 101 FUNdamentals. First come first only basis.  Additional instructions will be provided at the Gate if you do not get allowed to register.   Basis 101 FUNdamentals Student Status as follows: 2...

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