Altamaha Beekeeping Association to Cohost Free Field Day
The Altamaha Beekeeping Association (ABA), in cooperation with the Caney Branch Bee Association, will host a free Field Day Beekeeping Class from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, in Metter.
This class will serve as an introduction to beekeeping for beginners who are interested in starting the hobby, and as further instruction for current beekeepers on splitting hives to prevent swarming and producing nuclear colonies, referred to as “nucs,” to sell or increase bee yards. Lunch will also be provided during this session.
Attendees will be able to purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a hive box which was made by Bobby Colson and is perfect for the normal size of these “nucs,”. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each, and the drawing will be held at the regular monthly ABA meeting on March 6. You do not have to be present at the meeting to win.
This event will take place at 840 E Hiawatha Street in Metter. For more information, contact the ABA through email ([email protected] gmail. com), or call Susan Barnes at (912) 212-6332 or Chris Carroll at (912) 531-7029.
About the ABA
The ABA is a group of local beekeepers, ranging from amateurs to hobbyists and professionals, who are from Toombs and Tattnall Counties, as well as the surrounding areas. The group meets monthly at Annunciation Episcopal Church, located at 1512 Meadows Lane in Vidalia, to fellowship and discuss topics, methods, and news associated with beekeeping. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 6, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the ABA through email ([email protected]).