Journeyman Study Group Now Forming

Are you ready to take your beekeeping to the NEXT level? If you have already passed your certified beekeeper exam and held that certification for at least one full year, then you are eligible to sit for the journeyman exam. The journeyman certification is the second level of UGA’s master beekeeper program. Testing will take place during the GBA conference in September in Gainesville. To help candidates prepare for this difficult exam, MABA is forming a Journeyman study group. Led by MABA board member Shelli Godfrey, sessions will begin on April 16 and will continue through August. For more details and 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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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 honey bees, how they live, and how they make honey. 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. Each program runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Participants must register in advance.…

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Give a Swarm a good home

Got a honey bee swarm? Our beekeeper volunteers can give unwanted honey bee swarms a proper home. Call MABA Swarm Commander Dave Marshall at 812-369-0401 A.S.A.P before the swarm flies off to its new home.  Before you call, please have the following information:How long has the swarm been at this location?What is the exact address of the property where the swarm is located?How high off the ground is the swarm?Is the swarm in a structure or on a tree, bush, fence etc.?What size is it? Softball? Cantaloupe? Football? Basketball?Is there a phone number where you can be reached?Can you take a photo of the…

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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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