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Honey Bee Program

Honey Bee Program

8 hrs of training for those who are pursing a Honey Bee License
4 hrs HPC

Thursday, June 8, 2023
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
50 Seats Remaining

Event Details

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Event Information:

This is an in-person-only event for those who are pursuing a Honey Bee license. This is a State of Georgia requirement through the Georiga Structual Pest Control Act. 

The event will be held at the GPCA office, 2034 Beaver Ruin Rd., Norcross, GA 30071. You must stay for the entire time to receive the required 8 hours training certificate. Also approved for 4 hours of HPC credit.

Registration ends June 7th at 10 a.m.


8:00 a.m.
Student Learning Center Room 105
Dr. Dan Suiter, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia

8:05 a.m.
Honey Bee Biology
Dr. Keith Delaplane, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

9:30 a.m.
Relevant State and Federal Laws, Safety Precautions
Ms. Ali Ikner and Mr. Tim Taylor, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Atlanta, Georgia

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Non Honey Bee Pollinators
Ms. Rebecca Griffin, Center for Urban Agriculture, University of Georgia, Blairsville, Georgia; Coordinator, Great Georgia Pollinator Census

11:30 a.m.
Types of Honey Bee Removals and Basic Removal Techniques
Karen Palmer, Honey Bee Please, LLC, Swainsboro, Georgia

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Trap Out Techniques and Negative Consequences of Leaving Honey, Pollen and Brood in a Structure
Karen Palmer

2:30 p.m.
Eradicaton versus Relocation Including Common Insecticides and Pesticides Applied to Honey Bees
Bobby Chaisson, Operations Director, Georgia Bee Removal, Lula, Georgia

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.
Cut-Out Removal Techniques Including Basic Construction Knowledge, Recommended Tools, Finding and Caging the Queen, Preventing Future Infestations, Saving Comb and Hiving Bees
Bobby Chaisson

5:00 p.m.

Class ends

For More Information:

Lydia Crabtree
Lydia Crabtree
Communication Coordinator (770)417-1881

Cancellation Policy-

Total event refunds will be made if cancellation is received in writing via email 40 days prior to the event.

Cancellations received 39 days to 25 days prior to the event will receive a refund minus a 25% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 24 days or sooner before the event will not receive a refund unless they have a doctor's excuse.  The doctor's excuse will give them a 25% refund.

No refund will be given for no-shows.