West Georgia Beekeepers Association, Inc.

Douglasville, Georgia

--- May Meeting ---

Next meeting is Thursday May 16th.

Mentoring session starts at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:00.


WGBA meets on the 3rd Thursday @ American Legion Post 145 - Douglasville

Alex Szecsey at Alexander High School working with agricultural teacher - mentoring students on their beehive!

2024 Short Course

2023 WGBA

Beekeeper of the Year

!! Congratulations to Brandy Gammon !!

Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees


2023 GBA Honey Show - WGBA Entries

Brandy Gammon, Shakiyla Reyna and Colette Muhammad passed the GA certification level exam at the 2023 GBA show.

 * Congratulations to Brandy Gammon *

Brandy won Best of Show - 2023 WGBA Honey Show - Class A3: Art.

** Mike Mount won the Black Jar contest for Best Honey in the WGBA. **

 2022 WGBA 

Beekeeper of the Year

!! Congratulations to Broderick Peters !!

2022 Picnic

2022 Taste of Douglasville

2022 Community Education

2021 Honey Show

Congratulations to Charles Beavers for Best of Show for honey condiment.

WGBA Montage of Member Activities

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), Colette Muhammad (2023)

Georgia Master Beekeeper Program

Certified Master Beekeepers:             Mary Cahill Roberts (2013)

Certified Beekeeper:                           John Foran  (2016)

Certified Beekeeper:                           Joe Elam (2022)

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)