About the UGA Honey Bee Program
Honey bees have been the Official State Insect of Georgia since 1975, and a subject of teaching and inquiry at the University of Georgia for decades. These marvelous insects are manageable and are used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior.
UGA's honey bee research addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. The UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.