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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 - Gerry Whitaker
whitsfarm@centurytel.net
334-894-2077

Vice President - Robert Bourne
robert.m.bourne.civ@mail.mil
334-494-5153

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
January 8, 2015   - CANCELED
February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
March 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
1055 E. McKinnon St., New Brockton,AL
Honey bees are responsible for approx
80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed
crops in the USA.