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2021 Beekeeper of the Year – Julia Mahood

Julia Mahood is a Georgia Master Craftsman Beekeeper who has been keeping bees since 2004. She created the citizen science website MapMyDca.com to gather data on drone congregation areas. Julia was awarded the Georgia Beekeeper of the year in 2018. A graphic artist, she designed the Georgia “Save the honey bee” license plate. She is passionate about education and teaches beekeeping in Georgia prisons and is active in her local and state bee organizations.https://gabeekeeping.com/Sys/PublicProfile/28591221https://bees.caes.uga.edu/georgia-master-beekeeper-program/master-craftsman-beekeepers.htmlThe MABA beekeeper of the year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association…

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Read more about the article 2022 Beekeeper of the Year – Ed Morgan
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2022 Beekeeper of the Year – Ed Morgan

Edward has managed the Junior Beekeeping program for MABA and always goes above and beyond the call. The program remains hugely successful and he has introduced bees to many young people. In addition to his usual willingness to help, he also was instrumental in the rescue of the bees at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson airport where he managed the tragedy of dead and dying bees and helped many beekeepers who came to try to help as well.The MABA beekeeper of the year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro…

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2020 Beekeeper of the Year – Jimmy Gatt

Jimmy Gatt is a Georgia Journeyman Beekeeper and recently elected Vice President of Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association. He is an active member of the club and has led Certified and Journeyman classes and the online Facebook mentoring group for MABA. Jimmy also partners with Trees Atlanta to promote summer-blooming, nectar-bearing trees.The MABA beekeeper of the year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association as an outstanding volunteer. To nominate someone for this year’s award, fill out this form by September 1.  The award will be given…

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2023 Beekeeper of the Year – Ray Jones

Ray has been a valuable resource to new and experienced beekeepers alike.  He spends countless hours helping keeps in their apiaries, on the phone, and by text.  He is always willing to share his knowledge of plants and nectar flows.  He is the first to assist in catching swarms and asks for nothing in return. In his spare time, he is always watching videos and reading the latest research about nutrition, disease, and treatments.  Ray serves on the board of the Paudling County Beekeepers Association where is works tirelessly to help promote the club to new beekeepers.  He is always willing to…

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Beekeeper of the Year

The MABA Beekeeper of the Year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association as an outstanding volunteer. Any member is eligible except the club's executive officers who will evaluate the submissions. Traditionally, past recipients are not awarded the honor a second time. MABA Executive Officers / Selection Committee: • President -- Peter Helfrich • Vice President -- Ed Morgan • Treasurer -- Claressa Lucas • Secretary -- Linda Tillman • Web Administrator -- Shelli Godfrey Past recipients: • Gina Gallucci — 2018 • Ed Hoehn —…

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Read more about the article 2019 Beekeeper of the Year – Ed Hoehn
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2019 Beekeeper of the Year – Ed Hoehn

Ed ran our Junior Beekeeping Program for many years. Under his guidance, the program has expanded in many ways. Ed cares deeply about honey bees and is passionate about the place education plays in the future of beekeeping. His presence in MABA has been vital to what makes us a great club. The MABA beekeeper of the year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association as an outstanding volunteer. To nominate someone for this year’s award, fill out this form by September 1.  The award will…

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2018 Beekeeper of the Year – Gina Gallucci

2018: Gina Gallucci Gina Gallucci is a tireless MABA volunteer who cares deeply  about this organization. She is a Past President, and now, 6 years after stepping down from that tremendous job, she manages several other MABA programs. Gina is the voice of optimism and positive thinking. She sees and believes in the best in people, and when she gives advice she does it with an open heart. Gina has been working hard for bees, beekeepers, and MABA for many years. It’s impossible to know just how many beekeepers lives she has helped. The MABA beekeeper of the year is…

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