West Georgia Beekeepers Association
West Georgia

Monthly Meeting March 27th

The monthly speaker for the Monday night meeting in March is Mary Cahill Roberts.  Mary is a certified Master Beekeeper and a Welsh Honey Judge.

Mary will speak about spring hive inspections. 

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are held at 7 pm on the 4 th Monday of the month. Mentoring session begins at 6:30 PM.

LOCATION: American Legion Post 145

6449 W. Veterans Memorial Highway

Douglasville, GA 30134

Now is the Time


We have been having very early spring weather here in winter. The bees are gathering nectar and pollen like it's going out of style. 

Now is the time to do hive inspections, add supers and check for swarm cells. Splitting your hive is an excellent method of preventing swarms

If you have a new package or nuc install, now is the time to feed them 1 : 1 sugar water so they can make wax and draw comb. Think in terms of gallons when feeding - they will consume a large quantity. It takes somewhere around 8 to 9 pounds of sugar to make one pound of beeswax.

If you need help, call your mentor - if you don't haver a mentor - click here - Mentoring 

Mission statement 

The mission of the West Georgia Beekeepers Association is to inform and support community beekeepers to assure healthy and productive hives.

Master Beekeeper Program

Alabama Master Beekeeper Program

Certified Master Beekeepers:     Marilynn Parker, Jerry Miller     2014

Certified Journeyman Beekeepers:    Jan Sprayberry   2016,  John McDaniel, Dan Scales   2017

Certified Apprentice Beekeepers:   Betty Cosgrove, Earl Cosgrove 2016

                                                           Mark Dean, Crescent Beckwith, Lynda Shaw, Broderick Peters,                                                            Alex Szecsey    2017

Georgia Master Beekeeping Program:

Certified Beekeeper:  John Foran  2016