West Georgia Beekeepers Association, Inc.
--- January Meeting ---
Next meeting is Thursday January 18th.
Mentoring session starts at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7:00.
Debbie Tamplin and Teresa King demonstrate how to make honey bee healthy and fondant.
Pictures taken by WGBA official photographer Russ King.
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. **
Beekeeper of the Year
!! Congratulations to Broderick Peters !!
2022 Taste of Douglasville
2022 Short Course
2022 Community Education
2021 Honey Show
Congratulations to Charles Beavers for Best of Show for honey condiment.
WGBA Montage of Member Activities
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)
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)
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)