2021 Calendar of Events:

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

Our club is located in the Forest Park Kiwanis' Bldg. at 752 Main Street, Forest Park, Ga. 30297

Stick around for fellowship, snacks & socializing after each meeting.

2021

June 21st VIA Zoom:                    Meredith White: "photography: a lens for observation"

 

July 19th in person:                     Bobby Thanepone and Ryan "Mac" McDonald of Bobbee MacGee's Honey: Effectively Marketing Your Honey to Stand Out From the Crowd   

August 16th VIA Zoom and in person: Amy Weeks: Rearing Queens

September 19th in person:         Tara Club Picnic!  

October 18th in person:               Linda Tillman: Cooking with Honey

 

PREVIOUSLY

 

June 21, 2021        ONLINE MeetingMeredith White: "photography: a lens for observation" 

 

May 17, 2021         ONLINE MeetingGBA Webinar TBD 

 

April 19, 2021       ONLINE MeetingGBA Webinar / Cindy Bee: " Beekeeping as a Superpower– Some Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned Along the Way” (Video)

Mar 15, 2021         ONLINE MeetingPN Williams: Spring Management and Buildup

 

Feb 15, 2021          ONLINE MeetingJulia Mahood: Creative Ideas for Hive Decorating!  

Jan 18, 2021          ONLINE MeetingNearly Native Nursery: Learn what plants to plant now for a honey of a garden! 

 

Dec 14, 2020       ONLINE MeetingElection of Club Officers & Board Members

​Oct 5, 2020           ONLINE MeetingTara Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm 

Aug 17, 2020        ONLINE Meeting, Join In on the Henry County Beekeepers Mtg:

                                        

July 20, 2020        ONLINE Meeting,  Current Conditions in the Bee Yard

June 15, 2020       ONLINE Meeting 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, 2020        ONLINE Meeting,  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          ONLINE Meeting,  ~~~ 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