West Georgia Beekeepers Association, Inc.
--- No meeting in June at American Legion ---
Next meeting is July 20th.
Mentoring starts at 6:30. Regular meeting @ 7:00.
Picnic - Saturday June 10th, Union Grove Christian Church
May 2023 Mentoring
Beekeeper of the Year
!! Congratulations to Broderick Peters !!
Honey Show 2022
-- Betty Cosgrove presenting Honey Show classes / rules at the September meeting --
2022 Taste of Douglasville
2022 Short Course
2022 Community Education
2021 Christmas Party
2021 Honey Show
Congratulations to Charles Beavers for Best of Show for honey condiment.
WGBA Montage of Member Activities
2019 Honey Bee Short Course
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On a federal level, report to the EPA by emailing email@example.com. 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.
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)
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)