Information about the Asian Giant Hornet
At this time, the Asian giant hornet is not present in the state of Georgia. However, sightings and/or disturbances to honey bee colonies should be reported. If you think you have seen an Asian giant hornet, found evidence of an attack (decapitated or ripped apart bees) or have a specimen, please contact your County Extension Office immediately. They will be able to collect your information and any specimens for identification. You can call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 to find an agent near you.
2021 Young Harris Beekeeping Institute and Certified Testing
- May 23 and June 27, Certified level, Tri-County Beekeepers Association, contact: Bobby Chaisson
- June 5, 2021, Certified level, Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, Blue Heron Nature Preserve Field Research Center. Contact: Claressa Lucas
- Sep 23, 2021, Journeyman, Master, Master Craftsman, Georgia Beekeepers Association fall conference, Gainesville
- May 18-20, 2022, all levels, Young Harris Institute
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.