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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Georgia Beekeepers Association State conference on February 13

The GBA Spring Conference is February 13 in Milledgeville, GA at Central Georgia Technical College. Registration for GBA members is $40 for early registration. Tomorrow the registration fee goes up to $65 a person. Register today if you want to go!

Julia and I have been planning the meeting. We did not invite the speakers this year. The president gave that task to a committee of three: Jennifer Berry, Keith Fielder, and Andy Bailey. The speakers who are coming are Jim Tew, who writes a column for Bee Culture; Roger Simonds, who analyzes wax at the NC bee lab; Kerry Owen, a South Carolina commercial beekeeper; and David Westervelt, who is the state bee inspector for the state of Florida.

Saturday is an all-day meeting with the keynote speakers scattered throughout the day. There are breakouts also during the day - a mead making session taught by Tom Hill of Macon County, NC; wax products by Julia Mahood; how to run a junior beekeeping program by Holly Bayendor; and others.

The college is a great setting for such a meeting with state of the art technical support.

Hope to see you there.

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