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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
February 4, 2016  - Cancelled
March 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
April  7, 2016 @ 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.
Honey As A Wound
Salve

Many studies have found
honey to be effective in
treating wounds. In one
study, a therapeutic honey
and Norwegian forest
honey were found to kill
all strains of bacteria in
wounds. And other studies
confirm that honey
promotes healing and in
some cases, gets rid of
and prevents infection
when other treatments
fail. WebMD advises
applying honey directly to
the wound or to the
dressing. When used
directly, apply 15 to 30
milliliters (3 to 6
teaspoons) to the wound,
then cover with sterile
gauze and bandages or a
polyurethane dressing;
change the dressing every
12 to 48 hours. (Note: In
general, the darker the
honey, the stronger its
antibacterial and
antioxidant power.)

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