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Welcome to our website.  SEABA is
comprised of local beekeepers from
several surrounding counties and is
located in beautiful Coffee County.  
Meetings are held the first
Thursday of every month at 7 pm
at the Coffee County Extension
office in New Brockton, Alabama.  
Everyone is welcome to attend the
meeting where we discuss
problems, successes, upcoming
events, education, and helpful
information dealing with honeybees
and beekeeping.
President - Robert Bourne
bourne1082@CenturyLink.net
334-494-5153

Vice President - Joe Smith
ruckerrealestate.@aol.com
334-301-4232

Secretary/Treasurer - Phyllis Wilson
ppwilson@centurytel.net
334-735-3343
The Allen Blair Project

The Southeast Alabama Beekeepers
Association, sensing a declining trend
in beekeeping and future
generations' interest and exposure
to it, initiated a youth in a
beekeeping project. It supplies an
interested person, ages 10 to 15,
with all the necessary equipment,
along with workshops, meetings and
most importantly, mentorship.

Club members' enthusiasm for the
project was unanimous, but no
enthusiasm was greater than that of
Allen Blair.  Allen, who had been
confined to a wheelchair, kept bees
for several years, even putting a
hive in his bedroom with an outside
entrance for the bees. "The
wheelchair was not enough to slow
him down when it came to caring for
his bees" shared Gerry Whitaker,
SEABA President.   His love for
beekeeping was so contagious that
his new wife cared for the bees by
his side. Allen was diagnosed with a
cancer and died just weeks after the
discovery. The Allen Blair Project is
named in his memory."

The Walter T. Kelley Company has
donated $200 worth of product,
allowing a youth to have everything
they need. We're honored to help
influence the next generation of
beekeepers, doing it in the name of
a man who loved bees, and with the
enthusiasm and expertise of the
SEABA!

If you know of a local youth, 10 to
15 years old, who is interested in
participating in the Allen Blair
Project, please contact us.
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MEETING SCHEDULE
July 2, 2015  - Canceled.
August 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
September 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
1055 E. McKinnon St., New Brockton,AL
Honey bees have five eyes; three
small ones on top of their head and
two large ones up front.
Beeswax Wood Polish
Recipe

1 part beeswax
3 parts olive oil

Cut the beeswax in to
small chunks and melt
using a double boiler
method.  An easy DIY
version is to put a Pyrex
container inside a larger
pan.  Fill the pan about
halfway full of water and
heat it to the point
just
before boiling
.  

When the wax is
completely melted,
remove it from the water.  
(Keep the water heated,
you'll need it later.)

Add three parts olive oil.  
If the beeswax solidifies,
stick the mixture back in
the heated water for a
minute or two.

Stir the mixture until
combined well.

Transfer the mixture into a
storage container such as
a mason jar.  Keep it
sealed and out of direct
sunlight.  Can be stored
for about a year.

As a wood sealant and
stand alone stain this
works best when warm.  
As a polish it works best
when it has cooled and
hardened a little.