Learning Center

Practical Beekeeping 2015
The Pickens County Extension Service and local beekeepers (Randy Tudor and BJ Weeks) are hosting a 5 week course on beekeeping for beginning beekeepers. The course will cover starting beekeeping, building equipment, understanding bee pests, medications, strategies for keeping bees, producing and extracting honey. A strong emphasis will be on understanding the bees and processes involved. The class will finish with a daytime hands-on workshop in the bees. This is a class for beginners who wish to understand and start keeping honeybees. This is an annual event started in 1997.
Place: Pickens County Senior Center 400 Stegall Drive Jasper, GA 30143
Date: January 8-February 12, 2015*
Time: Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $60 per person - $95 with spouse or child
Instructors: BJ Weeks and Randy Tudor weeksworks@gmail.com rtudor@worldnet.att.net Fill out and return the following to register-Maximum of 30 participants (Donations to Pickens County 4-H and Pickens County Senior Center will be made from class fees.)

2015 Practical Beekeeping Course Reg. (PDF)

DON'T MISS Cherokee Bee Clubs One-Day

Bee School on February 21st, 2015!




For beginning beekeepers and those foks who wish to find out more about
the wonderful world of honey bees and what they do for human kind!

Sign up by February 1st and save some cash!


The Cherokee Bee Club's Annual ONE-DAY Bee School

will be held on February 21, 2015 from

8:15AM - 4:00PM!  DON'T MISS IT!!!!



Just a glimpse of the things you will learn at our one-day bee school:


You may pre-register by mail, by February 1, 2015 and save $5!...



2015 Bee School Flier (PDF)2015 Bee School Pre-Registration Form (PDF)



(You must have attended this course, kept bees for at least 1 year, and be a current member to volunteer to help at Beeschool)


This course is a thorough one day version of a detailed beginning beekeeping workshop.

There will be several different stations which rotate; where small groups will learn the concepts of beginning to keep bees.

This course includes a one year membership to the Cherokee Beekeeper's Club and all of its benefits.


Each of our monthly meetings features an informative presentation which makes it an unforgettable learning experience. The Cherokee Bee Club's goal is for each meeting to convey knowledge where both the new and experienced beekeeper will take away knowledge to make them a more informed and beneficial asset to our friend, the honeybee. If you have ever wanted to get into beekeeping or just want to find out more, don't miss another meeting, and don't forget to bring your questions!


Visit the "Meeting Info" page and click on the "calendar" button for more information about all the exiting things to come in 2015!