Apr
27
Sat
2019 Certified Beekeeper testing
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: The Barn at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody GA 
Cost:   $50 per person 
Registration deadline: April 24 
Please bring: A pen, your protective gear (veil & gloves minimum) and water 

General Information about Certified Testing
The University of Georgia Master Beekeeper Program gives participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge of all things dealing with bees and beekeeping. The Certified Beekeeper level is the first step of a four-step program. In the past, candidates were required to attend the Young Harris Beekeeping Institute held in May in Young Harris, Georgia. Now, MABA has been authorized by UGA to administer the exam here in Atlanta for the Certified level.

For beekeepers interested in gaining Certification level, testing in Atlanta by MABA offers benefits of:

  • Convenience of testing in Atlanta verses Young Harris 
  • Time saved from attending the Young Harris Beekeeping Institute (4 days)
  • Saving the cost of the Beekeeping Institute ($300) plus testing fee ($45) plus food and lodging

Requirements for getting GMBP Certified in Atlanta:

  • Must have had at least one year of beekeeping experience prior to the test. 
  • Must pass a written and practical test. 

The practical test includes being able to:  

  • Describe the parts of a beehive
  • Light and properly use a smoker
  • Recognize the various stages of brood, different castes of bees, and find or at least describe the queen
  • Differentiate between brood, pollen, capped honey
  • Recognize propolis and describe its functions
  • Describe the layout of a brood nest, i.e., placement of honey, pollen and brood.

Official text for the program is the 2007 edition of First Lessons in Beekeeping, by Keith Delaplane, Dadant & Sons.

For more information, visit these links:

Georgia Master Beekeeper Program
Young Harris Beekeeping Institute

We’re excited to see you at the testing! 

May
4
Sat
Junior Beekeeper Program – Decatur
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sign up at: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/juniorbeekeepersregistration2019

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association’s Junior Beekeeper programs are unique opportunities for children ages 6* – 13 to experience hands-on learning about our most powerful pollinators.
Children will learn all about honey bees and beekeeping using a variety of methods before suiting up in protective gear and visiting a beehive with an experienced beekeeper! The day ends after extracting honey from a hive and participants are sent home with a personalized certificate, small bottle of honey, and other bee related goodies.

All programs are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cost: $35 per child.

*Children under the age of 9 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Parents/guardians of older children are welcome to stay if they’d like.

The facilities will have a kitchen and restroom facilities, but children should bring their lunch, and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.)

All attendees must bring a standard Release/Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

All activities will be supervised by Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association members, and protective clothing (bee suits, gloves and veils) will be provided.

May
21
Tue
Monthly Meeting- Jim Tew
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Jun
18
Tue
Monthly Meeting- Leo Sharshkin
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Jun
22
Sat
Junior Beekeeper Program – Dunwoody
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sign up at: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/juniorbeekeepersregistration2019

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association’s Junior Beekeeper programs are unique opportunities for children ages 6* – 13 to experience hands-on learning about our most powerful pollinators.
Children will learn all about honey bees and beekeeping using a variety of methods before suiting up in protective gear and visiting a beehive with an experienced beekeeper! The day ends after extracting honey from a hive and participants are sent home with a personalized certificate, small bottle of honey, and other bee related goodies.

All programs are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cost: $35 per child.

*Children under the age of 9 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Parents/guardians of older children are welcome to stay if they’d like.

The facilities will have a kitchen and restroom facilities, but children should bring their lunch, and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.)

All attendees must bring a standard Release/Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

All activities will be supervised by Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association members, and protective clothing (bee suits, gloves and veils) will be provided.

Jul
16
Tue
Monthly Meeting- Jennifer Berry
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Aug
20
Tue
Monthly Meeting- Rachael Bonoan, PhD
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Sep
7
Sat
Junior Beekeeper Program – Buckhead
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sign up at: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/juniorbeekeepersregistration2019

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association’s Junior Beekeeper programs are unique opportunities for children ages 6* – 13 to experience hands-on learning about our most powerful pollinators.
Children will learn all about honey bees and beekeeping using a variety of methods before suiting up in protective gear and visiting a beehive with an experienced beekeeper! The day ends after extracting honey from a hive and participants are sent home with a personalized certificate, small bottle of honey, and other bee related goodies.

All programs are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cost: $35 per child.

*Children under the age of 9 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Parents/guardians of older children are welcome to stay if they’d like.

The facilities will have a kitchen and restroom facilities, but children should bring their lunch, and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.)

All attendees must bring a standard Release/Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

All activities will be supervised by Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association members, and protective clothing (bee suits, gloves and veils) will be provided.

Oct
15
Tue
Monthly Meeting- Workshops
Oct 15 all-day

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Nov
19
Tue
Monthly Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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