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GBA Spring 2022 Conference

  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 3:00 PM
  • 19 Feb 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Middle GA State University-Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference 100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • GBA Members may register for $70. You need to register each member of your family separately.
  • Glad you are joining us for our meeting. Your registration includes a one-year membership in GBA which, among other benefits of membership, will bring you our monthly newsletter for a year.
    Your one-year membership in GBA begins one month after the conference. Note: To enter the honey show or the artisan show, one must be a GBA paid up member by two weeks ahead of the meeting. If you want to enter the show, you can enter at this meeting if you join the organization and once your membership is approved, you can then register as a member. Membership approval takes a couple of days.
  • Students may register for the meeting at the cost of lunch only ($15) To qualify for the student discount, you must send a copy of your current, valid student ID to
  • We are delighted to host at no cost the representative from each prison in which we have a program.
  • Please register so that we may provide you with lunch, a goody bag and a name tag. There's no cost to you but we need this information. Thanks so much. If you want to come to the speaker dinner on Friday night, there is a charge for the breakout speakers.
  • Your registration fee of $25 includes 1 table and a boxed lunch. You may register for up to 3 tables. You are also welcome to join us at the dinner with Steven Page, but you have to sign up for and pay the fee for the dinner if you choose to join us. As a vendor we will allow you to have a 1 or 2 table option. Sponsors will have a prime location. Otherwise spaces will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Tables go quickly, so you are encouraged to sign up ASAP.

Join us at our GBA Spring Conference 2022 in Macon, Georgia!

The conference will take place at Middle GA State University-Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference 100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206. This is our first all in person conference since 2018.

GBA Spring Meeting is full of great speakers, fun beekeeping connections, and an informative dinner. Dr. Keith Delaplane,  Dr. Lewis Bartlett, and  Kent Williams,  a professional beekeeper from Kentucky, with more 1000 hives are our featured speakers. 

Some of our regional speakers include Derrick Fowler, Sophia Price, Kat Tucker and Karen Palmer. Topics will appeal to experienced beekeepers as well as beginners. We will be offering topics to help bee clubs as well as expertise training for how to move into a honey business.

Our spring meeting includes the Artisan Show with fourteen entry classes. Get out your camera, heat up your ovens, ply your needles! Enter mead, baked goods, photography, crafts, gadgets and many more categories. And the prize money is well worth it. Spring 2022 Honey Show Rules Here

Do you have a small/large/any size bee business that you want to advertise? We have a lively auction to sell four coveted spots on the GBA web page. Bring your checkbook and plan to bid high and often! To see the current ads, click here. And to see the rules for bidding for a slot, click here. The bidding will be held at 10:45 on Saturday morning.

The meeting starts on Friday with the GBA Board meeting. The GBA Board will meet at 5:00 PM in the main ballroom. Following the board meeting, we will have a reception followed by a special dinner event for all registrants who sign up for it. 

Note in your registration that you have the choice to attend the special Friday dinner event as well as register for the Saturday meeting.

As we did last spring, this year on Friday night, we will have a catered dinner and a talk from our own Steve Page. He will share his stories and ideas about his history with beekeeping.

We will have a cash bar and reception which starts at 6:30. The dinner at 7 PM will be held at the college. Dinner will be catered and will include non-alcohol drinks and dessert.

The cost of the dinner is $25 a person. We invite all of you to take advantage of this special opportunity to be with each other in person and to hear Steve speak. This is a prime opportunity to enjoy connecting with friends. 

The general spring meeting will take place all day on Saturday, February 19, beginning with a talks by Kent Williams and Lewis Bartlett. Our regional speakers will include talks about working with propolis, making splits, and doing trap outs.

Please register for the event, and be sure to check your lunch preference for the boxed lunch provided by GBA.

  • Registration for member is $55, including lunch. 
  • Registration for non-members is $70, including lunch.

Note:  Join GBA now for the member price.  Beginning February 11, registration fees for everyone will be $70. 

Reminder:  To enter the honey show, you must be a paid up GBA member by February 16. You also must be a paid registrant for this conference.

Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirmation with GBA special motel room rates. 

We are looking forward to a great meeting and to seeing all of you there!

Georgia Beekeepers Association

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