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

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

Our Hands-On training in the Bee Yard takes place near downtown Decatur and registration is required.

You can register by emailing us at TaraBeekkeepers@gmail.com and we will provide you with more details.

2020

 

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  - ..

 

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

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

 

November 16                Meeting, . : .  - ..

                                          * * Election of Club Officers & Board Members * *

                                          Beekeepers Corner: ...

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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PREVIOUSLY

Aug 17                     ONLINE Meeting, Join In on the Henry County Beekeepers Mtg:

                                        

July 20                     Meeting, ONLINE Current Conditions in the Bee Yard

June 15                    Meeting, ONLINE - Summertime Care for Our Honeybees

 

                                   Open forum for members to discuss current conditions in their hives, record-keeping,
                                   why bees get aggressive at this time and how to work with them.

May 20                    Meeting, ONLINE  -  Allergic reactions to Hymenoptera stings                                        

                                  David Redding, M.D., Board Certified Allergy & Immunology Physician, will speak                                        
                                  about allergic reactions, including Anaphlaxis, that result from stinging  insects.

 

Apr 20, 2020          Meeting, ONLINE  ~~~ Q & A : Caring for Honeybees right now in our area.

                                   Contact us to join in.

Apr 20, 2020          CANCELLED Meeting, Speaker: Phillip Tedders - Beneficial Insects to Help Beekeepers

                                   Info about Nematoads, Pseudoscorpions & Others

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

                                   Nematoads for Sale from Southeastern Insectaries. Pre-orders welcome.

 

Apr 19, 2020         CANCELLED  Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity for Beekeeping Essentials   

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

 

Apr 6, 2020           CANCELLED Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at reg. mtg. place)

Mar 16, 2020        CANCELLED  Meeting, Speaker: Jimmy Gatt - Bees & Trees

                                  Learn what can you plant to help honeybees and other pollinators.

                                  Discover which invasive plants look like good bee plants but are actually toxic.

                                  Discuss the pros & cons about keeping exotic trees that are good for bees

                                  Beekeepers Corner: The Eye in the Sky -- How Honey Bees See Flowers

                                  Native Plants for Sale from Nearly Native Nursery    Pre-orders welcome.

 

Mar 15, 2020         CANCELLED  Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  (1 - 3pm)

                                  Decatur, GA - REG. REQ. BY MARCH 12th  - Observe build-up, Consider Splits
 

Feb 17, 2020          Meeting, Speaker: Mary Cahill-Roberts - Bee Jobs: The Importance of Biology

                                   Learn the correlation between the honey bees' division of work and their biology
                                   as a fundamentals guide to decision-making in colony management.

                                   Beekeepers Corner: PN Williams  Tips & Tricks for Catching Swarms

 

Feb 16, 2020          Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  -  (1pm - 3pm)

                                   Decatur, GA - REG. REQ. BY FEB 15th - Preparing for Swarms

                                   Understand  the nature and mechanics of swarms.

Jan 20, 2020           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.

                                      

Jan 19, 2020          Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  -  (1pm - 3pm)

                                   Decatur, GA - REG.REQ. BY JAN 15th  - Winter-time Care & Inventory Equipment

Jan 14, 2020          Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at reg. meeting place)

Dec 7, 2019            Catered Christmas Dinner @ 6:00 pm

                                                    Beekeeper of the Year Award Presentation -- Ronnie Brannon

                                                    White Elephant Gift Exchange  

                                                   **Quarterly Prize :    $100.00**

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

Nov 10, 2019          Bee-yard ~~~ Hands-on opportunity  for Beekeeping Essentials  -  (1pm - 3pm)

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

 

Nov 18, 2019          Mtg, 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

Oct 13, 2019          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

Oct 5, 2019             Annual Fall Picnic  (1pm - 4pm)

                                                    Pavillion #1, Starr Park, Forest Park GA

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

Oct 2, 2019             Tara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck (in Board Room at regular meeting place)

Sep 16, 2019          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

 

Sep 15, 2019           Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

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

​​Aug 18, 2019           Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

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

Aug 19, 2019           Meeting, Speaker: Edie Morton  -  Encaustic Art - Sacred Pollinators

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

 

​​Aug 17, 2019           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

 

Jul 15 , 2019           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

Jul 14, 2019            Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

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

Jul 9 , 2019              Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck  (Board room of our regular meeting place)

Jun 17, 2019           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)

 

Jun 16, 2019           Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                    Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.

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


May 20, 2019          Mtg,: Jimmy Gatt  -  Trees and Shrubs that Support Honeybees & Other Pollinators

                                    Beekeepers Corner:  Looking for pests & understanding their impact on your honeybees

May 19, 2019          Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)   

                                    Decatur, GA - REGISTRATION REQ.

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

 

Apr 21, 2019           Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)

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

 

Apr 16, 2019           Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

​Apr 15, 2019           Meeting, Speaker: Emily Ferrall  What Gardeners Can Do For Bats

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

 

Apr 7, 2019             Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)    

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

               Mar 18, 2019          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**

 

              Mar 10, 2019          Bee-yard Beekeeping Essential  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm)  - REG. 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.

Feb 18, 2019          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 Honeybees life-cycle to help you with timing in your hive

 

Feb 17, 2019          Bee-yard Beekeeping Essentials  -  Hands-on opportunity (1pm - 3pm) 
                                   Decatur, GA - REG. REQ. - Check on the bees, build & clean up old hives

 

Jan 22, 2019          Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm - Pot Luck 

 

Jan 21, 2019          Mtg, 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.

​Jan 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

                                               Beekeeper of the Year --  keif schleifer
 

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

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

 

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

 

Sep 17, 2018          Tara Beekeepers Annual Honey Show 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jun 18, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                               Quarterly Prize :  Nuc of Bees donated by Busters Bees

 

Feb 19, 2018          Meeting, Speaker: Paul Berry    -   Swarms

 

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

 

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

 

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