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Bee Kills – Reporting

How to Report Bee Kills The experience of finding your bees dead in piles is devastating. One tempting response is to withdraw from a hobby that causes such a painful experience. Another response is to recognize that – as stewards of our environment – much work remains to be done and that courageous individuals can make a difference.Before there can be any legislation to protect honey bees, there must be evidence that bee kills occur with enough regularity to enact legislation in the first place. That is why beekeepers should report all bee kills at state and federal levels.In the…

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Junior Beekeeper Programs

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 2:00 pm.The programs will be held on the following days in 2022, rain…

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Links & Resources

Beekeeping Michael Bush Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium UGA Honey Bee Program (includes Young Harris Beekeeper Institute and Master Beekeeper Program) BeeSource Forum BeeMaster Forum Backyard Beekeeping(PDF), Alabama Cooperative Extension, James E. Tew Books The following are books recommended by the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program.First Lessons in Beekeeping by Dr. Keith DelaplaneThe Buzz about Bees: The Biology of a Superorganism by Jürgen TautzHoneybee Democracy by Thomas D. SeeleyWisdom of the Hive by Thomas D. SeeleyThe Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark WinstonThe Bees in your Backyard by J.S. Wilson & O. Messinger Carril Native Pollinators & Planting Guides Pollinator Partnership eBook: Bee Basics: An Introduction…

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Read more about the article Hive Inspections
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Hive Inspections

Join Us in a Hive Inspection at a Mentoring Apiary MABA Hive Inspections are a valuable opportunity for members to go through a hive with an experienced beekeeper at one of our Mentoring Apiaries in the Atlanta area. These events are free for MABA members. The non-member fee is $15. thanks to Shannon Henson for creating this video from a MABA hive inspection led by Steve Esau on the Tapestry Community property in Ormewood Park on May 14, 2016. To view the video at YouTube, click here.How to sign up for a hive inspectionLook at the list of available dates in…

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Read more about the article Buy Local Honey & Hive Products / Services
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Buy Local Honey & Hive Products / Services

The following is a list of Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Club members that sell honey as well as other products of the hive. We do hope you will patronize our members who have worked hard to produce these products from their bees.If you are a MABA member and you wish to have your honey bee products listed here, please fill out this form. There is no extra charge for this membership benefit.

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