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Monday, May 15th, 7pm 
Speaker: John Foran
Topic:  Swarming issues this spring, May/June management, and honey extraction

Each year, springtime weather ups and downs impact colonies uniquely. No two years are alike. John Foran has observations about how this spring’s weather has affected the bees, from timing to temperament. This also affects beekeepers’ management for May and June, and leading up to honey harvest time.


John Foran is a Certified Beekeeper. He graduated the Beekeeping Institute conducted by the University of Georgia honeybee program in Young Harris, Georgia. He is Vice President of the Paulding County Beekeeper’s Association and served as Treasurer for three years. Currently he has three bee yards managing a total of 150 colonies. This is his seventh year selling queens bees and NUC’s. He came back to Douglasville GA after retiring, with over 30 years in the USAF. His last assignment was the Command Chief for the 9th AF, US Central Command Air Force, with more than 350 aircraft and 26,000 active duty and civilian personnel worldwide. John has been affiliated with Dillard Financial Solutions Inc. since 2003. He is a licensed insurance agent and oversees the Georgia and Alabama regions.

Tara Beekeepers Association invites YOU to join US!
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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