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January 2024 - Register for Beginning Beekeeper Course

Taught by master and hobbyist beekeepers in both classroom and apiary settings, this one-day course is designed to impart the fundamentals of beekeeping to anyone interested in learning about honey bees.

For beekeepers, the process of establishing new beehives typically occurs in the spring, typically between March and May. We offer this course at the beginning of the year to afford potential beekeepers ample time for preparation. This preparation encompasses tasks such as ordering bees and equipment, as well as selecting a suitable site for the hive.

While our course primarily takes place in a classroom setting, we will dedicate a portion of our day to the apiary, weather permitting. Additionally, a 2024 Tara Beekeepers Association membership is included, providing new beekeepers with further opportunities for mentorship through our monthly meetings in East Point, facilitated by experienced beekeepers.

Date and time: January 20, 2024, 8:30am-4pm

Location: 146 New St, Decatur, GA 30030

Cost: $75

What it includes: Beekeeping for Beginners, by Kim Flottum, beekeeping equipment catalogs, beekeeping magazines, and a 1-year Tara Club membership for 2024.

While we don't have an age limit, we suggest registrants be at least 14 years of age.

Email us to request the registration form.

Tara Beekeepers Association invites you to join our club!
Membership is $25, and includes family members.
We take payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card (at our meetings). If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to Tara Beekeepers Association and send to:
David Brookshire, Treasurer
1925 Fisher Drive
Stockbridge, GA 30281:


Beginning in 2023, we will host our monthly meetings at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church in East Point, GA. This is centrally located in the South Metro Atlanta area. Our monthly meetings take place on the third Monday of each month, at 7pm. They are free to attend, and we welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees!

Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church

1150 Jefferson Avenue

East Point, GA 30344

Directions to Fellowship Hall Meeting Room: Please park behind the church on the southeast side (Batavia St and Winburn Drive). Entrance is located on this back side of the building.


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