I'm also in Georgia..... central area. Where abouts are you in Georgia? I saw what town, but don't have a clue as to where that is. :)
Down were I'm at, we rarely get snow. That makes it really easy to keep bees all year. I actually feel that Georgia is one of the nicest places to have bees - lots of lush plants, several varities of flowering trees, and good weather.
Nice to have you here, enjoy.