Monday, March 15th, 7pm ~ ONLINE MTG
Spring Management and Buildup
Tara Beekeepers' very own PN Williams will speak to us on March 15th via Zoom. With 60+ years as a successful beekeeper, his words of wisdom can help us stay on track with Spring Management and Buildup.
PN is Co-founder of Tara Beekeepers Association, Past-President of the Georgia Beekeepers Association, and has been a mentor to many beekeepers for decades. He is committed to helping new beekeepers develop a solid foundation and often teaches introductory courses for beginners. He also lectures widely to young audiences encouraging their interest and enthusiasm for honeybees.
Door prize: 10-frame medium super. You must be a Tara club member to be eligible for the door prize.
Starting Soon! The Tara Beekeepers Experiential Beekeeping Course
UPDATE: Class is FULL
If you are new or inexperienced beekeeper looking for in-depth knowledge of bees, this is the course for you. Emphasizing experiential, hands-on learning in our club apiary, classes will be held once per month from April 18th through October 17th.
Club Calendar at a Glance
March 15th VIA Zoom:
PN Williams: Spring Management and Buildup
April 19th VIA Zoom:
GBA Webinar TBD / Hive Painting Contest Judged by Julia Mahood.
May 17 VIA Zoom: GBA Webinar TBD
June 21 VIA Zoom: Creative Packaging to sell your honey!
Calling all artists!
April 19th: Hive Painting Contest
Pull out your paints, show off your creativity and bring your hive alive! We are having a hive painting contest and Julia Mahood, Master beekeeper and artist extraordinaire will be judging.
The contest is open through midnight April 5, 2021 and the winner will be announced at our monthly meeting April 19, 2021. Entrants may submit one painted hive for judging.
1st prize $50
2nd prize $25
3rd prize $10
Entries should be submitted to with your contact information (name, email address, phone number) and up to three photos of your hive that shows off the concept and/or artwork. Also, provide a brief description of your concept or theme. Price of entry is a Tara membership of $25. If you are a current member, entry is free.
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.