West Georgia Beekeepers Association, Inc.
!! July '21 Meeting !!
We will be NOT be having a hybrid meeting this month, Monday 7/26/21. You are welcome to attend in person at the American Legion. Mentoring session with John McDaniel will start at 6:30. Regular meeting will start at 7:00.
--------------------------------------WGBA meets on the 4th Monday @ American Legion Post 145 - Douglasville
2021 Short Course will take place Saturday 7/24/21. Course will start @ the Douglasville American Legion @ 8:00. Hands on training will be available after lunch at John Foran's farm located on Cedar Mountain Rd. Breakfast, lunch (with a beekeeper) and yummy afternoon snack included. Participants will receive a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping (one book per family) and 2021 membership in WGBA.
$50 course fee ($25 for WGBA members)
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 email@example.com.
- On a federal level, report to the EPA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)