West Georgia Beekeepers Association
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
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