Program Leadership

For departmental inquiries regarding research, grants, academic publications and graduate programs, as well as the GA Master Beekeeper Program, contact:

Keith S. Delaplane, MBE

Professor and Walter B. Hill Fellow
Department of Entomology
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602 USA
(706) 542-2816
(706) 542-3872 fax

Lab Management

For inquiries regarding ongoing Honey Bee Lab projects & apiary operations, requests for article submissions, public demonstrations, and educational promotions, contact:

Jennifer A. Berry, MS

Laboratory and Apiary Manager
UGA Honey Bee Lab
1221 Hog Mountain Road
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677 USA
(706) 769-1736

Young Harris Beekeeping Institute

For questions specific to the University of Georgia and Young Harris College Annual Beekeeping Institute, please contact:

Bear & MaryBeth Kelley
UGA | YHC Beekeeping Institute Manager
(229) 322-5025

Financial Support

We greatly appreciate the support of individuals, bee clubs and other organizations who raise funds or make direct contributions to support the important work of the UGA Honey Bee Program. For more information on making tax deductible contributions, please visit our Giving to the Program page.

Also, our private-label, all-natural "UGA Honey Bee Farm " honey is available for sale at three locations (listed below). A portion of every sale goes to further our research efforts. We appreciate your loyal patronage!

  • Athens Seed, Lawn and Garden, Inc.
    54 Greensboro Highway
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
  • Cofer's Home and Garden
    1145 Mitchell Bridge Road
    Athens, GA 30606
  • UGA Department of Entomology office
    Room 413, Biological Sciences Building
    120 Cedar Street
    Athens, GA 30602

Answers to Honey Bee and Beekeeping Questions

We have selectively curated and compiled the information available to you on this website, and hope it is of great use to you. Please try some of the helpful links below before reaching out to us, as we are often in the bee yard and unable to answer the phone:


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