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 Master Beekeeper
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
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
Georgia Wildlife Services. Inc David McLeod 154 Church Rd
Hampton, GA
Henry (678)967-5069 georgiawildlifeservices@gmail.com
  • Varroa Management
  • Colony Removal from Structures and Trees
  • Meet the Honey Bee (short course topic)
  • How to Procure and Install Honey Bees (short course topic)
  • Diseases of the Brood
Millerbees Mfg David Miller 152 Calm Cove
Anderson, SC
Anderson (SC) 731-695-6960 davemillerbees@gmail.com SC Journeyman Beekeeper
  • Small Hive Beetles
Forester Farms and Apiary Derick Forester 51 Forester Drive
Rising Fawn, GA
Dade 423-413-5370 foresterfarmsandapiary@gmail.com
  • Mite treatment using thermal unit
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
Buzzin' Buddies Bee Co. Ken Bobo
Ball Ground, GA
Cherokee 678-794-7254 buzzinbuddiesbeeco@gmail.com
  • Install packages
  • Queen Marking
  • Splits
  • Beginner workshops
  • School Presentations (K-12)
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
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
Peter Helfrich 130 Lenore St.
Decatur, GA
DeKalb 404-642-2923 peterghelfrich@yahoo.com
  • Our Native Bees: Why Honey Beekeepers Should Care
  • Bee-Yond Honeybees: Meet Your Native Bees
  • Mason Bees
  • Pollinator Power!
  • So You Want To Become A Beekeeper…
  • Can tailor presentation to the needs of your club or classroom
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
Foster Beelief Sade Shofidiya 1348 Eisenhower Dr Unit 16815
Savannah, GA
Chatham 912-373-0031 sade.shofidiya@fosterbeelief.org Welsh Honey Judge
Honey Show Steward
  • Beekeeping Technologies
  • Sustainable Beekeeping
  • Infrastructure Building
  • Managing Beekeeping Operations
  • Beekeeping and Finances
  • Global Beekeeping Trends
  • Global and Domestic Beekeeping Legislation
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
Teri Meyer 4430 Shaun Lane
Cumming, GA
Forsyth 770-235-5985 terimeyer7@aol.com
  • A year in the Hive
  • Equipment
  • Feeding Bees
  • Good Queen/Bad Queen-preparing for the Fall and Winter
  • Honey Bee Basics
  • Top 10 Beekeeping mistakes,
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)