The Georgia Beekeepers Association

As the state organization for Georgia beekeepers, we provide connections for beekeepers across the state. We do this in several ways:

  • We hold two meetings a year with outstanding speakers and workshops. Our Spring Meeting is held the third weekend in February, and the Fall Meeting is held on the last weekend in September.
  • We publish a monthly newsletter, Spilling the Honey, which includes events and meetings held by clubs across the state each month and throughout the newsletter we include articles and information helpful to our state beekeepers.
  • We also provide public education and service about beekeeping. Our members are speakers to garden clubs, schools, and other educational groups. We have established apiaries in state parks throughout Georgia, have participated in educating prisoners to become beekeepers.
  • We provide a list of beekeepers selling bees, honey and providing services to help the public such as removing swarms or bees living in structures like houses.
  • We send representatives to national beekeeping meetings to assure that we have current knowledge available to us in Georgia.

GBA News

Have you had a pesticide kill? It's important that you report it, see how.
We are pleased to announce the winning design for the Georgia honey bee license plate contest, created by Julia Mahood.
Now the next step in the process is to move the plate through the legislature. Our legislative committee is proceeding with those steps. We'll let you know as soon as the approval process is complete, so that can help to support us and the honey bee by purchasing these plates!

Meeting dates have been announced for the next several years. They are:
Year Spring Fall
2018 Feb 16-17
(UGA Campus in Griffin)
Sept 27-29
(Lainer Tech / Forsyth Conference Center)
2019 Feb 15-16 Sept 26-28
2020 Feb 21-22 Sept 24-26
2021 Feb 19-20 Sept 23-25
2022 Feb 18-19 Sept 22-24
2023 Feb 17-18 Sept 28-30