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 first weekend in October.
  • 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 beginning the process of working on getting the Georgia legislature to approve a bee licensed plate.
To accomplish this the Board of Directors (your elected directors and the presidents of local clubs) will be voting on this idea at the end of March.
The steps we have to go through can be found here.
Our legislative committee, chaired by Gail Dean and Tim Doherty, has been working hard to think this through and to figure out what steps we need to take.
We are excited about this opportunity!
Meeting dates have been announced for the next 4 years. They are:
Year Spring Fall
2017 Feb 18th Oct 6th-7th
2018 Feb 17th Oct 5th-6th
2019 Feb 16th Oct 4th-5th
2020 Feb 22nd Oct 2nd-3rd