UGA Extension Office

Coastal Georgia Beekeeping Course

New or aspiring beekeeper? Our 2022 Coastal Georgia Beekeeping Course is an excellent opportunity to learn what it takes to keep healthy hives.

This seven-part course will consist of lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering honey bee biology, hive management, bee forage, honey extraction, and more!

Our instructors Keith Fielder, Putnam County Extension Coordinator, and Laura Liu of the Coastal Empire Beekeepers Association are excited to share their expertise with you!

Space is limited, so don't wait to register!


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Course Details

Each session will be held the third Saturday of the month, January through July 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Fee

The course fee is $240, which covers all seven sessions for a total of 21 hours of in-depth instruction.

Location

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

2 Canebrake Rd

Savannah, GA 31408


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Course Schedule

Each session will be held the third Saturday of the month, January through July 2022 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Session Dates and Topics

January 15th

Getting Started: Equipment, Input, and Hive Assembly.

February 19th   

The Basics of Hive Management; Honey Bee Biology

March 19th

Spring Management; Package or Nuc Installation

April 16th

Useful Honey Plants of Coastal GA; Honey Bee Foraging Behavior; Queen Management

May 21st

Honey Harvesting and Processing

June 18th

Splitting Colonies

July 16th

Mite and Disease Management; Preparing for Next Year