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Monday, November 15th, 7pm  
Guest Speaker: Dan Long
Topic: "Observation Hives"

Always a crowd pleaser and a staple of nature centers across the country, observation hives present challenges and rewards to the beekeeper. Come learn how to manage them to provide optimum viewer experience. Also learn about design and construction of fixed and portable observation hives for education and customer interest.

 

Dan Long is a Georgia Master Beekeeper and is currently the President of Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association and volunteer beekeeper for Sandy Creek Nature Center. Founded in 2010, his Tallassee Highlands Apiary produces honey and promotes beekeeping success through volunteering, lecturing and sharing of skills and knowledge.

Note: This will be a hybrid meeting. Join us in person in Forest Park, or online via Zoom. Please send us an email to receive the ZOOM link.

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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: southeasterninsectaries@gmail.com

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Flowering Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Forbs for Honeybees & Pollinators

It's not too late to get flowering plants in the ground for next years 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.

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