West Georgia Beekeepers Association
Douglasville, Georgia

January Meeting

1/28/2019

Speaker: Bob Binnie

Bob is a commercial honey producer and honey packer, owns Blue Ridge Honey Company in Lakemont, Georgia and operates between 2000 and 2500 colonies. Bob began commercial beekeeping in Oregon in 1981 and has been president of several bee clubs including the Georgia Beekeepers Association where he was voted "Beekeeper of the Year" in 2003.

WGBA meets on the 4th Monday @ American Legion Post 145 - Douglasville

Mentoring @ 6:30 ::: Meeting @ 7:00

February Meeting

2/25/2019

Speaker: Debbie King

Debbie  is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 35 years. Debbie has been the Fayette County School Health Services Coordinator for 19 years. With her husband Dave, Debbie is active in the Coweta Beekeepers Association and became President in 2019. They have been beekeeping for 5 years and became certified beekeepers in 2014. In 2018 Debbie was named "Beekeeper of the Year" at Coweta Beekeepers Association.

2018 Honey Bee Short Course Participants

Lindy Marlow, Cheryl Vines, Carlene LaMolinare, Jason Fazi, Nancy Banks, Julie Ridings, Richard Forester-Hudson, Joyce Wright, David Wright, Ralph Aiken, Brannon Carroll, Devany Beckett, John Beckett, Estaban Guzman, Maria Casillas Guzman, Nancy Davis

Pesticide Kills

How to Report Pesticide Kills


  • In order to get the legislation's attention, bee kills must be reported. If you find your bees dead in a huge pile in front of your hive, you have a bee kill. You can and should report your bee kills to both state and national agencies.In Georgia, bee kills should be reported to the Georgia Department of Agriculture: Nancy Hall 404-656-7371. Her email is nancy.hall@agr.georgia.gov.
  • On a federal level, report to the EPA by emailing beekill@epa.gov. If you want to learn more about reporting bee kills, check out the Honey Bee Health Coalition Quick Guide to Reporting a Bee Kill Incident.The Pollinator Stewardship Council can be of great help in reporting bee kill incidences.

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:             Mary Cahill Roberts  (2013)

                                                              Marilynn Parker, Jerry Miller  (2014)

                                 Dan Scales  (2018)

Certified Journeyman Beekeepers:    Jan Sprayberry   (2016)

                                                              John McDaniel   (2017)

                                                              Mark Dean   (2018)

Certified Apprentice Beekeepers:      Betty Cosgrove, Earl Cosgrove   (2016)

                                                              Cresent Beckwith, Broderick Peters

                                                              Lynda Shaw, Alex Szecsey (2017)

                                                              Doug Hutwagner   (2018)

Georgia Master Beekeeper Program

Certified Beekeeper:                           John Foran  (2016)

Licensed Welsh Honey Judge

 Sr. Honey Judge:   Mary Cahill Roberts (2017)

 Intern:                     Marilyn Parker (2018)