Speakers and Presenters

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 108 Formosa Dr.
Cordele, GA 31015
Crisp 229-322-5025 beecat108@gmail.com Welsh Honey Judge
Certified Naturally Grown
  • Honey, The Inside Story: How it's made, what it is and many more fascinating facts on what we often take for granted
  • How Beeswax is Made and Other Stuff about Wax
Georgia Bee Removal Bill Owens 4510 Springwood Dr.
Monroe, GA 30655
Walton 404-516-1807 bowens@GaBeeRemoval.com Master Craftsman Beekeeper
  • Anything
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,
A Shore Farms Honeybee Service Brandon Shore 710 Yates Rd
Bowdon, GA 30108
Carroll 404-661-1899 Shorefarmshoney@gmail.com
  • Begining Beekeeping
  • Bee Removals
  • Polinator Health
Drebbieville Hives Brian Drebber 3337 Upper Bethany Road
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Cherokee 404-210-4844 bedrebber@aol.com
  • My area of specialty is the AZ hive. I have been using them since the Spring of 2014 and have built over 3 dozen as well as constructing what we think is the first Slovenian style beehouse in America.
Liberty Hill Honey Co., LLC Brutz English 901 Thomaston St
Barnesville, GA 30204
Lamar 770-843-2110 brutzenglish@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
Welsh Honey Judge
  • All About Honey Shows
  • Setting Up a Small Beekeeping Business
  • Robbing Your Hives
  • Extracting Your Honey
  • Swarm Retrieval
  • Honeybees & the Law
  • Why Every Beekeeper Should Join the GBA
Bud Champlin Jasper, GA 30143 770-324-4690 champlin@tds.net Master Beekeeper
  • Informal beekeeping classes and classroom presentations.
Fountain Bridge Honey Bees Cheney Tye Calhoun 229-881-2309 fountainbridgebees@gmail.com
The Buzz Fuzz Dale Richter 158 Cookville Rd.
Leesburg, GA 31763
Lee 229-886-7663 dalerichter@bellsouth.net
Honey Mountain Farm David Shipp 1112 West Ave.
Conyers, GA 30012
Rockdale 770-843-0313 the7shipps@aol.com
D's Bees DeRossie DeLaigle 214 Seven Oaks Rd.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Burke 706-551-1555 dsbees4@gmail.com
  • General Beekeeping
Brandywine Apiaries Greg Cowling 512 Brandywine Dr
Evans, GA 30809
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 31406
Chatham 912-658-0655 jquattills@comcast.net
Joe Conti 11 Dogwood Drive
Colbert, GA 30628
Oglethorpe 706-614-6890 joecontibees@aol.com
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Honey Bee Parasites, Diseases, Pests, and Predators
  • Swarming
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
Rock Hill Honey Farm Keith & Rose Anne Fielder  Putnam rad243@earthlink.net Senior Welsh Honey Judge
Linda T's Bees Linda Tillman 843 Kings Court NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Fulton 404-447-1943 beekeeperlinda@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
  • 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 30461
Bulloch 404-213-8112 markmettler@me.com
Mary Cahil-Roberts 534 Mt Gerizim Rd.
Mableton, GA 30126
404-388-3427 beecharmer0703@gmail.com 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
Hodges Honey Mike & Cindy Hodges 5100 North Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
DeKalb 770-394-5051 dunwoodyhoney@bellsouth.net Master Beekeeper
Senior Welsh Honey Judge
EAS Master Beekeeper
Certified Naturally Grown
Best of Show GA Honey Show 2013
Noah Macey noahmacey@gmail.com Master Beekeeper
  • Top bar hives
Randy Rolen Ringgold, GA 423-304-2714 randyrolen@hotmail.com Master Beekeeper
Welsh Honey Judge
  • Will taper the program to the needs of the club
Mountain Sweet Honey Co. Ray Civitts Toccoa, GA Stephens 706-886-1322 ray@mountainsweethoney.com
Rodney Garner Dahlonega, GA Lumpkin 678-602-2067 rodney02@yahoo.com Welsh Honey Judge
  • Honey shows and how to prepare for them
Tip Top Honey Bees Roger Kicklighter PO Box 664
Sandersville, GA 31082
Washington 478-552-2407 roger.kicklighter@bellsouth.net
Jarrett Apiaries Slade & Kristie Jarrett 1903 Hwy 198
Baldwin, GA 30511
Banks 706-677-2854 jarrett@jarrettbees.com
  • Small Scale Commerical Beekeeping
  • Keeping Bees Alive
  • Queen Rearing
  • Spring and Fall Mgmt
  • Experiences and Journys of Migratory Beekeeping
  • Death by Varroa
Shamrock Apiaries Steve Nofs 304 Woodmont Court
Macon, GA 31216
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.
Ross Berry Farm and Apiaries Inc Terry Ross 159 Watkins Rd.
Canton, GA 30115
Cherokee 770-776-6094 terry@rossberryfarm.com
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)
Shoal Creek Bees Will Dix Athens, GA Oconee 706-549-0901 swill509@aol.com Master Beekeeper
  • Introductory Beekeeping Courses
  • Getting Started
  • Year Round Management Honeybee
  • Biology
  • Equipment
  • Spring Management
  • Making Splits
  • Understanding the Sting
  • Occupational Health for Beekeepers
  • Honeybee diseases
  • Varroa control
  • Murphy's Law and Beekeeping