.There will be several bee schools in the surrounding area that you can attend. As we learn of their dates we will add links here.
Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association - January 17, 2015 (Atlanta Botanical Garden) MABA 2015 Short Course
Northeast Georgia Mountain Beekeepers Association - February 22 (Elachee Nature Center-Gainesville,GA) and March 22 (a beeyard in Habersham county) http://negabeekeeping.com/
Chattahoochee Beekeepers Association - multiple dates / sessions http://chattahoocheebeekeepers.com/
If you aren't interested in a short course, Click here for a link to great info on getting started!