Speakers and Presenters

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The beekeepers listed are happy to share their beekeeping knowledge. Some are available for speaking engagements at bee clubs or at local schools. Please contact them for more information.



CompanyMember NameAddressCountyPhoneEmailAwards & CertificationsTopic Possibilities
Bear's Bees Bear Kelley 8633 SE 141st Lane Rd
Summerfield, FL
229-322-5025 beecat108@gmail.com Senior Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Secretary
  • Honey, the inside story
Blue Sky Honey Bobby Chaisson Lula, GA Banks 706-540-4166 blueskyhoney@live.com Best of Show GA Honey Show 2017
  • The ups and downs of bee removals
  • Nectar bearing plants and trees in Georgia
  • Importance of honey bees
  • Extracting honey,
Liberty Hill Honey Co., LLC Brutz English 901 Thomaston St
Barnesville, GA
Lamar 770-843-2110 brutzenglish@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
Senior Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Secretary
  • All About Honey Shows
  • Setting Up a Small Beekeeping Business
  • Why Every Beekeeper Should Join the GBA
  • Will create presentations to suit your club's needs
Bud Champlin Jasper, GA 30143 770-324-4690 champlin@tds.net Master Beekeeper
  • Informal beekeeping classes and classroom presentations.
Dale Richter’s The Buzz Fuzz Dale Richter 158 Cookville Rd.
Leesburg, GA
Lee 229-886-7663 dalerichter@bellsouth.net Master Beekeeper
Tallassee Highlands Dan Long 431 Hale Ln
Athens, GA
Jackson 484-883-7227 danielreidlong@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
  • Observation Hives
  • Beginning Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping in Scotland
Millerbees Mfg David Miller 152 Calm Cove
Anderson, SC
Anderson (SC) 731-695-6960 davemillerbees@gmail.com SC Journeyman Beekeeper
  • Small Hive Beetles
Brandywine Apiaries Greg Cowling 512 Brandywine Dr
Evans, GA
Columbia 706-664-6223 brandywinebees@gmail.com Certified Naturally Grown
  • Beginning Beekeeping (adults and children)
  • Honey Bee Biology
Jane Quattlebaum 2327 Salcedo Ave
Savannah, GA
Chatham 912-658-0655 jquattills@comcast.net
Julia Mahood Atlanta, GA 678-448-2576 Julia@mahoodstudio.com Master Beekeeper
  • Natural & Foundationless Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping Tips ’n Tricks
  • How To Give Engaging Bee Talks
  • Making Creamed Honey
  • Besides Honey: Making Lip Balm, Lotion, and Propolis Tinctures
  • Splits and Swarm Control
Basselton Mini Farm Kara Bassett Newnan, GA Coweta 770-668-6625 basseltonminifarm@yahoo.com Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Secretary
  • Honey Bee Biology for New Beekeepers
  • Honey Shows: An Overview and the Basics of Preparing Entries
  • How Not to Keep Bees: Learning from Beginner Mistakes
Rock Hill Honey Farm Keith & Rose Anne Fielder  Eatonton, GA Putnam 706-473-0325 kfielder@uga.edu Master Beekeeper
Senior Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Secretary
The Bee Shop Kylie von Drebber Dawsonville, GA Dawson info@thebeeshop.com
  • Slovenian style or AZ style hives in America, beekeeping in a bee house.
  • Alternative hive beekeeping.
Linda T's Bees Linda Tillman 843 Kings Court NE
Atlanta, GA
Fulton 404-447-1943 beekeeperlinda@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
  • How to Become a Treatment-Free Beekeeper
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Making and using a solar wax melter
  • Preparing honey and wax for entering a show
  • Four Ways to Harvest Honey without an Extractor
  • Let your bees go Naked: Foundationless Frames
  • Simple Beekeeping: Ways to Make your Beekeeping Easier
  • Fun and Facts about Wax
  • The Camera as a Hive Tool
Russell’s Apairy LJ Russell 3418 Knighton Ridge
Powder Springs, GA
Cobb 404-563-0051 Ljrusselllpn@gmail.com
  • What goes on in the bee yard
Beeutiful Bees Mark Mettler 1297 Hagan Mill Pond Rd.
Statesboro, GA
Bulloch 404-213-8112 markmettler@me.com
Swarm Chasers Apiaries Mary Cahil-Roberts 534 Mt Gerizim Rd.
Mableton, GA
Cobb 404-388-3427 beecharmer0703@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
Senior Welsh Honey Judge
  • Hive Inspections -Seasonal
  • Certified Naturally Grown
  • Safety in the Apiary
  • How to Present in a Honey Show...what the Judge is looking for!
  • Now what, I have been a beekeeper for a couple of years....
  • Drones and then some
  • Creamed Honey
  • Bee Nutrition and local plants
Noah Macey noahmacey@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
  • Top bar hives
Rodney Garner Dahlonega, GA Lumpkin 678-602-2067 rodney02@yahoo.com Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Secretary
  • Honey shows and how to prepare for them
Shamrock Apiaries Steve Nofs 304 Woodmont Court
Macon, GA
Bibb 478-396-0712 ganofs@cox.net Master Beekeeper
Welsh Honey Judge
  • Getting started in beekeeping
  • Basic bee biology
  • Pollen harvesting, cleaning, and selling
  • Honeybees for non-beekeepers (this was a 3 part talk requested by a local adult learning center – could be condensed)
  • Moving from hobbyist to sideliner
Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping Steve Page Coweta 770-683-2465 stevepage@numail.org
  • Coweta Sustainable Beekeeping
  • Nectar Management AKA checkerboarding reduce swarming and increase honey production
  • OTS queen rearing notching a simple method for hobby beekeepers to raise queens and making splits
  • Duplex nucs, a cost effective method to overwinter extra colonies to replace dead colonies ending the annual late winter order for nucs or packages and always trying to catch up
  • Swarm traps, How to build and use. How to increase your odds.
T&S Bee Farm Thom Carey 6070 Cattail Rd
Sale City, GA
Mitchell 229-336-5952 ecoxplorers@gmail.com
  • Beginner Beekeeping
  • Honeybee Biology
  • Seasonal Hive Inspections
  • Hive Equipment
  • OTS queen rearing
  • Splits, and increases
  • Non-lethal Varroa detection
  • Will create a presentation to suit your needs.
MtnHoney Virginia Webb Clarksville, GA Habersham 706-754-7062 mtnhoney@windstream.net Master Beekeeper
Senior Welsh Honey Judge
World Honey Show - Senior Judge
Florida Master Beekeeper
EAS Master Beekeeper
  • Marketing Honey - OUTSIDE THE BEEHIVE
  • Teaching Beekeepers How to Teach Kids about Bees
  • Speaking to the Media about Bees and Beekeeping
  • Georgia's Farm to School Program
  • Preparing Honey Show Entries
  • How and Why to get involved with Master Beekeeping Programs
  • Green Beekeeping
  • Several Beeswax programs (allowance of 1 1/2 hours)

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