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2023 Honeybee Program

2023 Honeybee Program

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

Thursday, June 8, 2023
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
13 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.

Pizza lunch will be provided.

Registration ends June 7th at 10 a.m.


8:00 a.m.
Dr. Dan Suiter, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia

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

9:05 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

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For More Information:

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

Additional Offices that are available to take the class. 

Space is limited. You must call their office to reserve a seat.

Extension Offices hosting Honey Bee Removal Class

June 8, 2023


Preregistration required for all offices(call phone number to register)


Habersham Extension (Max 35)

555 Monroe St

Suite 50, Box 13

Clarkesville GA 30523

Our office is behind Woods Merchantile and the old courthouse in downtown Clarkesville in the Agriculture Service Center. 

Cost: $15  lunch provided


Jackson County Extension

255 Curtis H Spence Drive

Jefferson, GA 30549


Cost:  $10 includes snacks and drinks; please bring your lunch


Coweta County Extension (no max)

255 Pine Road

Newnan, GA 30263


Cost - $25/person. Lunch/Snacks included


Putnam County Extension (Max 25)

663 Godfrey Road

Eatonton GA 31024


No cost.  Snacks and drinks provided.  Bring a brown bag lunch or fast food options around office.


Harris County Extension  (Max 85)

121 North Old College St.

Hamilton, GA 31811


Cost: $15.00 – Includes snacks, soft drinks, water and coffee; Lunch on your own


Bartow Extension – Stiles Auditorium (Max 40)

320 W. Cherokee Ave., Rm. 112

Cartersville, GA 30120


Lunch on Your Own


Monroe County Extension (Max 25)

484 HWY 83 S

Forsyth, GA 31029


Cost: $20 – includes lunch


McDuffie County Extension (Max 15)

337 Main St  Room 108

Thomson GA 30524


Cost: $25 includes lunch


Macon-Bibb Extension (Max 96)

715 Oglethorpe St

Macon, GA 31201


Cost: $25 includes snacks and lunch


Athens-Clarke County Extension (Max 25)

275 Cleveland Road

Bogart GA 20622


Cost: $15 includes snacks and coffee; lunch on your own


Greene County Extension  (Max 15)

1180 C. Weldon Smith Drive Suite 110

 Greensboro Ga 30642


Cost: $20.00 includes lunch and materials. 

GPCA's 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.