Forsyth Beekeepers Club

Upcoming events

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Georgia Army National Guard Armory
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    Forsyth Beekeepers Bee School Day 1
    Location: 100 Aquatic Circle, Cumming, GA 30040
    Presenters are local, experienced, certified beekeepers recognized by the UGA Master Beekeeper program. This will be a classroom setting (no live bees)
    A follow up hive side class will be April 15, 2023.
    This Day 1 of bee school helps prepare you for your bees.  If you are interested in attending, it is encouraged that you read the book First Lessons In Beekeeping by Dr. Keith Deleplane. A few copies will be on hand at the school.
    Honey bee life cycle and biology
    Protective Gear
    Swarm and nectar management
    Disease and pest
    Feeding Bees
    Basic hive inspections
    Lunch and snacks are included

    • 23 Feb 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UNG Cumming Campus

    • 23 Mar 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UNG Cumming Campus

    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Bill Dunn's Pecan Orchard

    Day 2 Bee School

    This class is led by certified (through the UGA Master Beekeeper Program) beekeepers.

    This will be hive side.

    Bring your PPE (suit, smoker, gloves) ...... we will dive into bee hives!

    This is a hands on event in a pecan orchard/caw pasture.

    Bring your chairs, drinks, and a sack lunch.

    Facilities are primitive.  :)

    This is free if you paid for day 1 of bee school.  If you didn't attend Day 1, this event is $15 for members.

    • 27 Apr 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • UNG Cumming Campus

    • 25 May 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • UNG Cumming Campus

    • 22 Jun 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • UNG Cumming Campus

    Lewis Bartlett from the UGA Honey bee lab will be speaking.

    Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Bartlett graduated from Cambridge University’s Selwyn College in 2013. He began his higher education on a biology and physics track, but pivoted from physics to focus more intensely on his zoological interests. At Selwyn, he became versed in disease ecology and the ecology of evolution, publishing his honors thesis on mammoth extinctions. 

    “Even throughout all of that, all of the bee stuff was very central. All my research projects were on bees. When I went and volunteered in labs, it was in honey bee labs,” Bartlett said. 

    But his honors thesis nearly dictated the course of his career. 

    “My first research job was on habitat fragmentation, large animal extinctions and more of this kind of landscape, functional, macro-ecological conservation biology,” said Bartlett. “And I could have stuck with that. There was a very clear research path from my first two publications.” 


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