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Plan to join us at our GBA Spring Conference 2024 in Macon, Georgia!
The conference will take place at Middle GA State University in the Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference Center, 100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206.
The GBA Spring Meeting is full of educational opportunities with great speakers, fun times making beekeeping connections, and an informative dinner. View the conference program here.
Our keynote speakers include Dr. Jamie Ellis, Professor of Entomology in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida, Dr. Keith Delaplane, Professor of Entomology at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, University of Georgia and Megan Mahoney of MaHoney Queens from Texas.
Breakout speakers include Bobby Chaisson, Keith Fielder, Savannah McGuire, Jennifer Berry and Marcus Pollard. Our breakouts offer something for everyone, from seasoned beekeepers to newcomers, as well as support for local club leadership.
The Spring Conference Honey Show is different this year. This is going to be a teaching honey show! People always ask questions about how the exhibits are judged, and what are the judges looking for? This time you can come see for yourself! We are going to make the judging process more visible by allowing conference attendees to have access to the judges… in the judging area… during the judging of exhibits! We are going to have several NEW CATEGORIES including the new Honey Pound Cake and the Naturally Granulated honey categories! Check out the rules here, and start getting your exhibits ready now!
A highlight of the spring meeting is the auction to sell four coveted advertising spots on the GBA web page. Bring your checkbook and plan to bid high! To see the current ads, click here. And to see the bidding rules, click here. The auction will be held at 10:45 on Saturday morning.
The meeting starts at 5:00 PM on Friday, February 16th, with the GBA Board meeting. Following the board meeting, we will have a reception followed by a special dinner event for all registrants who sign up to attend. This year’s dinner speaker is Megan Mahoney visiting from Texas. The cost of the dinner is $25 a person.
The general spring meeting will take place all day on Saturday, February 17th.
Registration is now open:
Reminder: To enter the honey show, you must be a paid up GBA member by February 13th and also must be a paid registrant for this conference.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Macon West
4615 Chambers Rd, Macon, GA 31206
GBA discount until 2/15/204
Best Western Inn & Suites of Macon
4681 Chambers Rd, Macon, GA 31206
GBA discount until 2/15/2024
We are looking forward to a great meeting and to seeing all of you there!
Georgia Beekeepers Association
is a 501(c)5 non-profit organization