We are members of Gilmer County Beekeepers Club as well as Blairsville Mountain Beekeepers. We have 5 hives of honey bees going into this 2015-2016 year. This summer we robbed 12 gallons of wild flower honey from our lovely ladies. The most for us so far. yahooo... Healthy Hives!
We sell our honey for $25 for a quart of wild flower honey and $14 for a pint. We also make and sell vanilla lip gloss made from our bees wax for $4 a piece, as well as votive candles for $5 each.
If you are interested in keeping Bees contact me at 770-356-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is an awesome hobby. One which is good for the Honey Bees, who are having such a difficult time thriving. Recently they were placed on the endangered species list! Tasty, healthy, sweet Honey. And bees wax has so many uses. We make lip gloss, lotions, potions and candles. The Candles are said to have the negative ionizing effects like a waterfall or rainstorm. And most importantly....they are pollinators!
PURCHASING BEES FOR 2017
January and February are the months to order your Bees for 2017. Winter is the best time to build hives, supers, and to be putting together frames and foundation in preparation for Bees arrival. Placing an ordering for Bees happens in January and February. April is when we receive our new Bees and Queens. And then the magic begins.......
ORDERING BEES IN BLAIRSVILLE: The 3 pounds of Bees and mated Queen, can be purchased for under $80 through the Blairsville Beekeepers Club. Glen Henderson our illustrious Grand Poo pah, can be contacted to order your box at 706-745-1840.
ORDERING BEES IN ELLIJAY: To order 3 pounds of Bees with a "MARKED" mated Queen for $115, or 4 pounds of Bees with a "MARKED" mated Queen for $125, from the Gilmer County Beekeepers Most Magnificent Big Kahuna, John Tackett, call 770-530-8997. There is a big plus of having a Marked Queen. As a new Keeper, it makes it easier to recognize the Queen. Making sure she is there.
I know this year we will need to replace at least 5 hives worth of bees. I hope many folks will become beekeepers this year. It is an investment in maintaining a healthy ecosystem to grow abundant food and to help maintain a healthy Planet Earth.
The Blairsville Mountain Beekeepers meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month. It is from 7pm til 9 pm at the North Georgia Technical College, Blairsville Campus. Everyone is invited and welcome. You do not need to be a member.
The Gilmer County Beekeepers Club meetings are the second Monday of each month. It is at 7 pm til 9 pm at the Gilmer County Civic Center on Ball Park Road. Everyone is invited and welcome. You do not need to be a member. Gilmer County Beekeepers have a website and a facebook page.
If you want more information about our Bees, Honey, Wax or the Beekeepers meetings feel free to email me at email@example.com