West Georgia Beekeepers Association, Inc.

Douglasville, Georgia

!! October '21 Meeting !!

We will be NOT be having a hybrid meeting this month. We will also NOT be meeting on the 4th Monday (10/25) of the month. We will be meeting on Thursday 10/28. This meeting will be a combination of our annual Honey Show and our general meeting. We are changing the date as we will need the entire facility space for our activities (and we don't have that on Mondays). You are welcome to attend in person at the American Legion. See Honey Show rules (available on this website) for entry times. No mentoring session @ this meeting. General meeting and panel discussion will start at 7:00.

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




WGBA Montage of Member Activities


2019 Honey Bee Short Course

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:             Marilynn Parker, Jerry Miller  (2014)

                                 Dan Scales  (2018)

                                 John McDaniel (2019)

Broderick Peters (2020)

Certified Journeyman Beekeepers:    Jan Sprayberry   (2016)

                                                              Mark Dean   (2018)

                                 Alex Szecsey (2019)

Ronnie Brannon (2020)

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

                                                              Cresent Beckwith

                                                              Lynda Shaw, Alex Szecsey (2017)

                                                              Doug Hutwagner (2018)

                                 Keith Golden (2020)

Georgia Master Beekeeper Program

Certified Master Beekeepers:             Mary Cahill Roberts (2013)

Certified Beekeeper:                           John Foran  (2016)

Licensed Welsh Honey Judge

Sr. Honey Judge:   Mary Cahill Roberts (2017), Marilynn Parker

Honey Judge:        Taffee Oakes (2019), Betty Cosgrove (2020)

Steward:                 Betty Cosgrove (2019)