2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events:

 Our regular meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm and everyone is welcome.

We meet in the Forest Park Kiwanis' Bldg. at 752 Main Street, Forest Park, Ga. 30297 (Unless otherwise noted below)


Stick around for our Beekeepers Corner program, snacks & socializing after each meeting.

Also, join us in the Bee-Yard for Hands-on opportunities that reinforce Beekeeping Essentials.
You must be a club member and register ahead of time for the Bee-Yard activities. Call or texr the number above
or email us at:   tarabeekeepers@gmail.com


Meet friends, get info about beekeeping, share your expertise with others and

tap into a support system that makes us all better beekeepers!

November 10                Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY NOV 9th  - Assessment of Resources & Winter-time Prep

 

November 18                Meeting, Tour Guides: Ronnie Brannon & PN Williams  - Honey Bee Holiday Tour of Homes

                                          * * Election of Club Officers & Board Members * *

                                          Beekeepers Corner: Hands-On Unusual & Unique Beehives, also

                                                                                 summarizing your experience with bees this year

 

December 7                   Catered Christmas Dinner @ 6:00 pm

                                                    Beekeeper of the Year Award Presentation

                                                    White Elephant Gift Exchange  

                                                   **Quarterly Prize :    $100.00**

                                                   ^^End of Year Prize:  Hand-made hive built by P.N. Williams^^

Happy New Year ~ 2020

 

January 7                      Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

 

January 19                    Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY JAN 15th  - Winter-time Care and Inventory Equipment

 

January 20                    Meeting, Beekeepers' Round-Robin  - Questions & Answers with New & Experienced Beekeepers

                                          We'll organize into small groups and rotate among tables staffed with new & experienced Beekeepers

                                          for in-depth discussions regarding your beekeeping questions.

                                          Beekeepers Corner:  Favorite Hand Tools

February 16                  Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY FEB 15th  - Install Swarm Traps and Prep Frames

 

February 17                  Meeting, . : .  - Preparing for Swarms

                                          Understanding the nature and mechanics of swarms. Learn tips to make use of this

                                          Beekeepers Corner: Building Swarm Traps ($20 ~ All materials included)

March 15                        Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY MARCH 12th  - Observe build-up of Brood, Consider Splits

March 16                        Meeting, . : .  - Understanding Honey Bee Biology ~ A Foundation for Success

                                          Reinforcement of these fundamentals guide smart decision-making in colony management.

                                          Beekeepers Corner: How the Bees' Anatomy Dictates What Plants They Can Access

April 6                            Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

April 19                          Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)  

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY APRIL 15th  - Making Splits , Add Supers

April 20                          Meeting, . : .  - Beneficial Insects to Help Beekeepers

                                          Info about Nematoads, Pseudoscorpions & Others

                                          Beekeepers Corner: Recognizing Pests in Our Hives/Understanding their Life Cycles

May 17                            Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY MAY 15th  - Evaluate Brood, Check build-up of Resources

May 18                            Meeting, . : .  - Beekeeping First-Aid

                                          Anaphylactic Shock, Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke, Back Injuries, Ankle Sprains.

                                          Beekeepers Corner: ..

June 14                          Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY JUNE 12th  - Methods to Check for Pests, Looking for Diseases

 

June 15                           Meeting, ..: ..  - Myco Immunology

                                          Do Mycillium and Myco-based supplements boost the immune system of Honey Bees?

                                          Beekeepers Corner: "How do you know if that worked?" Evidenced-based Analysis of Your Work in the Beehive

July 6                              Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

July 19                            Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY JULY 17th  - nnnn

July 20                            Meeting, . : .  - nnnn

                                          Beekeepers Corner: ..

August 16                      Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY AUGUST 14th  - nnnn

 

August 17                      Meeting, Speaker: keif schleifer  - Honey Bees & Beekeepers in Myth, Legend and Lore

                                          Info about Nematoads, Pseudoscorpions & Others

                                          Beekeepers Corner: Beekeeping Books and Refences

 

September 20              Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                         Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY SEPT 17th  - nnnn

September 21              Honey-Palooza  - OPEN HOUSE -   752 Main St., Forest Park, GA

                                                    Hands-On Demonstrations: Extracting Honey, Making Salve and Lip Balm,

                                                    Black Jar Honey Contest, Honey-based Snacks & Recipes, Local Honey

                                                    Open to the public  --  Bring your non-beekeeping friends

October 5                      Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

 

October 18                    Annual Fall Picnic  (1pm - 4pm)

                                                    Forest Park GA

                                                    Pot Luck, Hive Lifting Contest, Smoker Contest, Trivia, Lawn Games, Good Fun

 

October 19                    Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY OCT 17th  - nnnn

 

November 15                Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY NOV. 12th  - nnnn

 

November 16                Meeting, . : .  - nnnn

                                          * * Election of Club Officers & Board Members * *

                                          Beekeepers Corner: nnn

 

December                     Catered Christmas Dinner @ 6:00 pm

                                                    Beekeeper of the Year Award Presentation

                                                    White Elephant Gift Exchange  

                                                   **Quarterly Prize :    $100.00**

                                                   ^^End of Year Prize:  Hand-made hive built by P.N. Williams^^

 

December 6                  Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1pm - 3pm)

                                         Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY DEC 4th  - Check-On the Bees, Feed if Necessary.

 

 

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October 13                    Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  -  (1pm - 3pm)   

                                          Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. BY OCT 12th  -

                                          Evaluate Quality of Brood Build-up for Winter, Assess Mites & Pests

October 5                          Annual Fall Picnic  (1pm - 4pm)

                                                    Pavillion #1, Starr Park, Forest Park GA

                                                    Pot Luck, Hive Lifting Contest, Trivia, Lawn Games, Good Fun

October 2                          Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

September 16                  Honey Harvest Hands-On Hoopla - OPEN HOUSE -   752 Main St., Forest Park, GA

                                                    Hands-On Demonstrations: Extracting Honey, Making Salve and Lip Balm,

                                                    Black Jar Honey Contest, Honey-based Snacks & Recipes, Local Honey

                                                    Open to the public  --  Bring your non-beekeeping friends

 

September 15                  Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                             Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.BY SEPT 14th  - Checking for Pests and Parasites

​​August 18                         Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                             Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.BY AUGUST 16th  - Prepare for Fall Nectar Flow

August 19                         Meeting, Speaker: Edie Morton  -  Encaustic Art - Sacred Pollinators

                                             Beekeepers Corner:  Books and Periodicals that are Worth Your Time.

 

​​August 17                         Children's Beekeeping Course  -  Introduction to beekeeping  (Sat.  9am-12pm)                                            

                                             Reynolds Nature Preserve, 5665 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260

                                             REGISTRATION REQ. BY  AUGUST 12th.    Email tarabeekeepers@gmail.org

 

July 15                               Meeting, Speakers: PN & Evelyn Williams  -  Our Beekeeping Journey

                                             (attention given to before & after the onset of  CCD, Varroa and Small Hive Beetles)

                                              Supported by the American Beekeeping Federation

                                              Beekeepers Corner:   Your questions for PN & Evelyn Williams

July 14                                Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                             Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.BY JULY 12th  - Pest Management, Brood Quality

July 9                                  Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck  (Board room of our regular meeting place)

June 17                              Meeting, SpeakerSusan Meyers Monarchs & Milkweed Across Georgia

                                             Beekeepers Corner:  Harvesting Honey

                                             **Quarterly Prize - Solar Wax Melter built by Rick Stevens & keif schleifer**

                                             (you must be a member to win)

 

June 16                               Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                              Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.

                                              Working bees in high heat, feeding strategies, summer expectations.


May 20                                Meeting, Speaker: Jimmy Gatt  -  Trees and Shrubs that Support Honeybees & Other Pollinators

                                              Beekeepers Corner:  Looking for pests and understanding their impact on your honeybee colonies

May 19                                Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                              Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.

                                              Gearing Up for the Summer, Checking for Growth of the Colony

 

April 21                              Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)                                

                                             Decatur, GA  - REGISTRATION REQ. - Caring for Swarms, Nucs & Packages

 

April 16                              Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

​April 15                              Meeting, Speaker: Emily Ferrall  What Gardeners Can Do For Bats

                                                               Beekeepers Corner:  "How can I tell if my bees are doing well?"

 

April 7                                 Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)                                                                                                                                            

                                              Decatur, GA  - REGISTRATION REQ. - Queens & brood - Life stages and timelines

               March 18                            Meeting, Speaker: Lewis Bartlett   -  Varroa, Viruses, and What Makes an Enemy Dangerous

                                                             Beekeepers Corner:   Equipment & gear that is right for you

                                                             ** Quarterly Prize - Nucleus Colony of Bees (Certificate for pick-up after queen is laying eggs)**

  

               March 10                            Bee-yard Beekeeping Essential  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)  - REGISTRATION REQ                                                                                                                

                                                             Decatur, GA & Locust Grove, GA. - Check on the bees, understanding the nature of splits

                                                                                                                             and how to determine if making splits are right for your colonies.

February 18                       Meeting, Speaker: Ken Zinkand  - The Relationship Between Mushrooms and Bees and Which Mushrooms                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You Can Grow at Home to Help Your Bees

                                               Beekeepers Corner:  Understanding the life-cycle of Honeybees to help you with timing in your hive

 

February 17                       Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)                                                                                                                                            Decatur, GA -                                             REGISTRATION REQ. - Check on the bees, build & clean up old hives

 

January 22                        Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

 

January 21                        Meeting, Speaker: Mary Cahill-Roberts  - Apitherapy: Honey - An Overview of Its Health Benefits & Uses

                                              Beekeepers Corner:  Create an inventory of what you need/have for this season
                                                                                      and  learn where you can find the supplies and equipment you need.

​January 20, 2019             Bee-Yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)       
                                              Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ. - Winter check-up & Feeding

​Dec 3, 2018                         Holiday Party & Catered Christmas Dinner @ 6:00 pm (Gift Exchange & Awards)

                                               End of Year Prize:  Hand Made Hive donated by P.N. Williams
 

Nov 19, 2018                      Meeting, Speaker: keif schleifer    -    Winter Chores: Preparing for Spring

 

Nov 3, 2018                         Adult Beekeeping Course   -  Overview of beekeeping   (Sat. 8am - 4pm)

 

Oct 20th, 2018                   Annual Fall Picnic  (11am - 4pm)

                                                Rick and Joann Minter’s Farm, 283 Hills Bridge Road, Fayetteville 30215

 

Oct 2nd, 2018                    Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck

 

Sept 17, 2018                     Tara Beekeepers Annual Honey Show 

                                                Quarterly Prize:   Complete hive (choice of 8 or 10 frame no bees) 

 

Aug 20th, 2018                  Meeting, Speaker: Jim Quick   -   Get your bees ready for winter

 

Aug 18th, 2018                  Children's Beekeeping Course  -  Introduction to beekeeping  (Sat.  9am-12pm)                                                                                                                       Reynolds Nature                                  Preserve, 5665 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260

 

July 17th, 2018                 Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

 

July 16th,   2018               Meeting, Speaker: PN Williams   -   Summer Care for Your Bees

 

June 18th, 2018               Meeting, Speaker: Jennifer Berry 

                                               Quarterly Prize:  Solar Wax Melter donated by keif schleifer

 

May 21, 2018                    Meeting, Speaker: Véronique Perrot  -  Native plants that support honeybees

 

April 17th, 2018               Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

 

April 16th, 2018               Meeting, Speaker: Keith Fielder  - 7 Habits of Successful Beekeepers

 

March 19th, 2018             Meeting, Speaker: Bobby Torbush   -   Hive Management, Reading Frames

                                               Quarterly Prize :  Nuc of Bees donated by Busters Bees

 

February 19th, 2018       Meeting, Speaker: Paul Berry    -   Swarms

 

January 24th, 2018         Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

 

January 15th, 2018         Meeting, Speaker: Keith Delaplane   -  Bees in nature and what we can learn from them

 

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