Monday, July 19th, 7pm ~ In person + online!
Guest Speakers: Bobby Thanepohn and Ryan “Mac” McDonald of Bobbee MacBee’s Honey
"Effectively Marketing Your Honey to Stand
Out From the Crowd"
If you are interested in selling your honey, either at the hyper-local level to neighbors and friends—or to a larger audience, Bobby and Mac’s story is compelling. Their insights will help you navigate how you can sell your honey and find a unique point of difference.
Bobby and Mac’s friendship spans 17 years. 5 or 6 years ago they each found their way into beekeeping on their own. Since then, they have united to create Bobbee MacBee’s Honey. They have taken top awards at the Georgia Beekeepers Association’s Honey Show, have created a successful brand through smart, thoughtful marketing decisions, and have supported beekeeping by their mindful stewardship of honey bees and continued education to their local community.
Win a 10-frame colony of bees
at our July 19th meeting!
We are raffling a full 10-frame colony of bees, generously donated by Bobby Chaisson of Georgia Bee Removal. No, the bees will NOT be at the meeting—the winner will receive a certificate to redeem them.
Note: You must be a member to enter the drawing, and must be present to win. The winner will receive 10-frames of bees and must provide the woodenware to house the bees.
Club Calendar at a Glance
July 19th: Bobby Thanepohn and Ryan "Mac" McDonald of Bobbee MacBee's Honey: Effectively marketing your honey to stand out from the crowd
August 16th: Amy Weeks-Rearing Queens
September 19th: Tara Club Picnic
October 18th: Linda Tillman:Cooking with Honey
November 15th: TBD
December: Christmas Party!
Tara Beekeepers Association invites YOU to join US!
Membership is $25, and includes family members.
Our regular meetings take place via Zoom on the third Monday of each month, at 7 pm.
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees!
Try Beneficial Insects around your hives to mitigate Small Hive Beetles
Phillip Tedders of Southeastern Insectaries states that beneficial Nematodes are an environmentally friendly, biological alternative to the use of toxic chemical pesticides as a means to control pests. His website is loaded with info explains the distinctions between nematodes and which ones specifically target Small Hive Beetles. Phillip will be one of our Guest Speakers we resume our meetings.
You can order packages of Nematodes by calling Southeastern Insectaries at 478-988-9412 or emailing:
Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Forbs for Honeybees & Pollinators
It's not too late to get flowering plants in the ground to help boost food sources for pollinators. Jim and Debi, at Nearly Native Nursery, provide reliable information and year-round support to those who aim to plant native and nearly native species. Their selection of plants is extensive and they will happily take time to help you determine the best plants for your needs and specific growing conditions. Jim and Debi have attended our meetings and brought a range of plants with them that they sale to our members at a discounted rate.
You can order any of there plants for pick-up or to have shipped to you by calling 770-460-6184 or by filling out their online form.