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Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« on: December 29, 2009, 03:31:26 PM »
Hey folks - I've got a friend looking to start some hives in the Atlanta area this year, and I didn't know who to refer him to. I got all my stuff from PN several years ago, but I've heard he's no longer in the business. Anyone have local contacts for getting hives, hive tools, veils, nucs, etc?

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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 03:37:26 PM »
PM tillie.  she lives there.
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 05:50:02 PM »
The Bee Club in Canton is great.  Everyone is very helpful and there are some members that make and sell equipment.  They have a bee school in February that is very, very helpful and inexpensive.  Admission to the school also includes one year membership.  There members are everyone from people that think they might be interested all the way to commercial guys with 100's of hives.  Very down home good ole boys and girls that make you feel very welcome and more than happy to give you advice.

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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 07:20:34 AM »
Here is a link to a guy that lives in Rome, GA.  I don't know what all he has but he does sell bees. Fat Beeman
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 06:05:02 AM »
Here is a link to a guy that lives in Rome, GA.  I don't know what all he has but he does sell bees. Fat Beeman

Mathis he is actually in LuLu Ga, north east of Atlanta, just north of Athens. 
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 06:45:32 AM »
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BARTOW BEEKEEPERS
http://www.bartowbeekeepers.com/

CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY BKPRS ASSOC
Jim Harris
34333 Pontiac Dr
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: 706-563-4186

CHEROKEE COUNTY BEE CLUB
BJ Weeks
325 Roy Haynes Dr
Ballground, GA 30107
Phone: 770-735-3263
Email: bnweeks@juno.com
http://www.cherokeebeeclub.com

EASTERN PIEDMONT BKPRS ASSOC
John Newham
2261 John Stowe
Monroe, GA 30656
Phone: 770-267-6294
Email: jwmnn@aol.com
http://www.easternpiedmontbeekeepers.org

HEART OF GEORGIA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Steve Nofs
478-396-0712
Email: steve@shamrockapiaries.com
 
METRO ATLANTA BKPRS
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Email: romak@comcast.net
http://www.metroatlantabeekeepers.org
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 10:47:05 AM »
This is the group that I am a member of:

CHEROKEE COUNTY BEE CLUB
BJ Weeks
325 Roy Haynes Dr
Ballground, GA 30107
Phone: 770-735-3263
Email: bnweeks@juno.com
http://www.cherokeebeeclub.com

Great bunch of people and BJ is very knowledgeable.  I highly recommend the beginners beekeeping school they have in February.  Admission to the school also included 1 year membership dues.  There are several people in the group that manufacture and sell supplies. 
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 12:07:23 PM »
Does Fatbeeman treat his bees?  Are his natural treatments considered treatments regarding resistance?

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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 07:59:52 AM »
Thank you for the correction TwT I was wrong.  As far as how he treats his bees I don't know you'll need to contact him on that.
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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2010, 09:44:53 AM »
Here is a link to Mike Sorensen's site. He lives in McDonough, GA.

http://www.beeyondwonderful.com/

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Re: Looking for bees/beekeeping supplies in Atlanta
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2010, 12:24:47 PM »
The starter kit offered by Mike is the one I started with.  If I had it to do again I would not start with that starter kit.  The vale is terrible and doesn't come with a hat, I have never used my gloves or entrance feeder.  I also prefer the other kind of hive tool that has the hook on it for lifting frames.  The starter kit doesn't not come with any supers which you will need immediately for feeding.  The book that comes with it is pretty good.  It might be a better value to build your own starter kit and pick and choose the components.  The saving for assembling your own boxes and frames is obvious.

http://www.beeyondwonderful.com/publications/Catalog%202008pics2.pdf

 
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