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    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 31 Aug 2020
    • Online
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    PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING FOR YOUR PLATE

    The Georgia Beekeepers Association is proud to offer you the opportunity to purchase a SAVE THE HONEY BEE license plate for your vehicle. To buy a bee license plate:

    1. Click on the word REGISTER on the lower left 
    2. If you are a GBA member, click that category. If you are not a member, click nonmember - the price is the same for both
    3. Please fill out the registration form and pay the $25 manufacturing fee. 
    4. When you have done that, within a week, you will receive a receipt from the state of Georgia by email. The receipt comes as an attachment to a confirmation email. Your receipt number should look like this: L-xxxxxxx
    5. Take that receipt to your county license tag office 
    6.  At your county tag office you will pay the following fees: $35 for the specialty plate fee and
    7. If it is your birthday month, you'll pay your $20 annual registration fee.

    You may buy a plate before your birthday. If you do that, you will not owe the $20 annual registration fee until your birthday month.

    Multiple tag purchases: If you want to buy more than one tag, register the first car with your email and the name of the person on the title. Choose "add guest" for each additional car. When you register car #2, #3 or #4, each car can be registered under your email, but the name on each registration should be the name of the title holder of the car you are registering.

    Please make sure that anyone you know who wants the SAVE THE HONEY BEE license plate purchases it through GBA. To create this license plate, GBA put up $25,000 to manufacture the first 1000 tags. We put up the $25,000 to make the tag immediately available. 

    Your $25 payment goes to reimburse GBA for that investment. If you go to the county office directly, you will still have to pay the $25 manufacturing fee, but GBA will not get reimbursement for that $25. 

    If you run into confusion at the county office, call this number: 855-406-5221. 

    Since some of the counties seem untrained in how to enter your receipt into the system, take the above telephone number with you to the county license office.

    That number will get you in touch with Georgia DRIVES who will have the right answers.

    NOTE: Save the Honey Bee License plates are not available for commercial vehicles, motorcycles or handicapped tags. They are available for trucks.

    Your tag number will be randomly assigned by the state of Georgia.

    GBA is a registered nonprofit with a mission to educate beekeepers and the general public about honey bees.

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Augusta University Summerville Campus, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
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    Come to the GBA Spring Conference 2020 in Augusta, Georgia.

    The conference will take place at Augusta University Summerville Campus. The street address is 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. When your GPS gets you there, we'll have signs to guide you to the University Hall, site of much of the conference.

    GBA Spring Meeting is full of great speakers, fun beekeeping connections, and an informative dinner.  Kirsten Traynor, Rachael Bonoan, and Wyatt Mangum are our featured speakers. We heard your feedback and are going back to the system of two breakout sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    Some of our regional speakers include Kathy Bourn, Harold Lanier, Tom Rearick, and Virginia Webb. Topics will appeal to experienced beekeepers as well as beginners. We will be offering topics to help bee clubs as well as expertise training for honey judges.

    Our spring meeting includes the Artisan Show with fourteen entry classes. Get out your camera, heat up your ovens, ply your needles! Enter mead, baked goods, photography, crafts, gadgets and many more categories. And the prize money is well worth it. The rules are here.

    Do you have a small/large/any size bee business that you want to advertise? We have a lively auction to sell four coveted spots on the GBA web page. Bring your checkbook and plan to bid high and often! To see the current ads, click here. And to see the rules for bidding for a slot, click here. The bidding will be held at 9:30 on Saturday morning.

    The meeting starts on Friday with the GBA Board meeting. The GBA Board will meet at 5:00 PM in the upstairs room at the JSAC building where we met last year. Following the board meeting, we will have a cocktail reception followed by a special dinner event for all registrants who sign up for it. 

    Note in your registration that you have the choice to attend the special Friday dinner event as well as register for the Saturday meeting.

    As we did last spring, this year on Friday night, we will have a catered dinner and a talk from our own Bob Binnie. As we gather to begin our year of celebrating GBA's 100th birthday. He will share his stories about his history with beekeeping.

    We will have a cash bar and reception which starts at 6:30. The dinner at 7 PM will be held at the college. Dinner will be catered and will include roasted vegetables, bread, salad, non-alcohol drinks and dessert.

    The cost of the dinner is $25 a person. We invite all of you to take advantage of this special opportunity to be with each other and to hear Bob speak. In our feedback after each meeting, people always mention how much they enjoy connecting with friends at the dinner.

    The general spring meeting will take place all day on Saturday, February 22, beginning with a talk by Rachel Bonoan and including Wyatt Mangum discussing the history of beekeeping from the 1870s. Our regional speakers will include Tom Rearick discussing intelligence and honey bees and our own Virginia Webb will be presenting a hands-on workshop on wax.

    Please do register for the event, and be sure to check your lunch preference for the boxed lunch provided by GBA.

    • Registration for member is $50, including lunch. 
    • Registration for non-members is $70, including lunch.

    Note: if you join GBA now for $15 and pay the member registration fee of $50 for this conference, you will save $5. 

    Reminder:  To enter the honey show, you must be a paid up GBA member by February 8. Beginning February 8, registration fees for everyone will be $70. 

    We will add hotel information as soon as we get it!

    We are looking forward to a great meeting and to seeing all of you there!





    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM
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    Come to the GBA Spring Conference 2020 in Augusta, Georgia.

    The conference will take place at Augusta University Summerville Campus. The street address is 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. When your GPS gets you there, we'll have signs to guide you to the University Hall, site of much of the conference.

    GBA Spring Meeting is full of great speakers, fun beekeeping connections, and an informative dinner.  Kirsten TraynorRachael Bonoan, and Wyatt Mangum are our featured speakers. We heard your feedback and are going back to the system of two breakout sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    Some of our regional speakers include Kathy Bourn, Harold Lanier, Tom Rearick, and Virginia Webb. Topics will appeal to experienced beekeepers as well as beginners. We will be offering topics to help bee clubs as well as expertise training for honey judges.

    Our spring meeting includes the Artisan Show with fourteen entry classes. Get out your camera, heat up your ovens, ply your needles! Enter mead, baked goods, photography, crafts, gadgets and many more categories. And the prize money is well worth it. The rules are here.

    Do you have a small/large/any size bee business that you want to advertise? We have a lively auction to sell four coveted spots on the GBA web page. Bring your checkbook and plan to bid high and often! To see the current ads, click here. And to see the rules for bidding for a slot, click here. The bidding will be held at 9:30 on Saturday morning.

    The meeting starts on Friday with the GBA Board meeting. The GBA Board will meet at 5:00 PM in the upstairs room at the JSAC building where we met last year. Following the board meeting, we will have a cocktail reception followed by a special dinner event for all registrants who sign up for it. 

    Note in your registration that you have the choice to attend the special Friday dinner event as well as register for the Saturday meeting.

    As we did last spring, this year on Friday night, we will have a catered dinner and a talk from our own Bob Binnie. As we gather to begin our year of celebrating GBA's 100th birthday. He will share his stories about his history with beekeeping.

    We will have a cash bar and reception which starts at 6:30. The dinner at 7 PM will be held at the college. Dinner will be catered and will include roasted vegetables, bread, salad, non-alcohol drinks and dessert.

    The cost of the dinner is $25 a person. We invite all of you to take advantage of this special opportunity to be with each other and to hear Bob speak. In our feedback after each meeting, people always mention how much they enjoy connecting with friends at the dinner.

    The general spring meeting will take place all day on Saturday, February 22, beginning with a talk by Rachel Bonoan and including Wyatt Mangum discussing the history of beekeeping from the 1870s. Our regional speakers will include Tom Rearick discussing intelligence and honey bees and our own Virginia Webb will be presenting a hands-on workshop on wax.

    Please do register for the event, and be sure to check your lunch preference for the boxed lunch provided by GBA. Registration for member is $50, including lunch. Registration for non-members is $70, including lunch. Note: if you join GBA now for $15 and pay the member fee of $50, you will save $5. However, if you come as a nonmember, you will get a free year of membership worth $15. Reminder: only prepaid members can enter the honey show. Beginning February 8, registration fees for everyone will be $70.

    We will add hotel information as soon as we get it!

    We are looking forward to a great meeting and to seeing all of you there!







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