Young Harris Beekeeping Institute

Join us in 2023 in Young Harris, Georgia - More details and registration information coming soon!

Our goal is to bring together some of the best beekeeping educators and scientists in the world to inspire learning across all levels of beekeeping, whether experienced or beginner. The result is one of the best educational (and fun!) beekeeping events in North America. 

Institute Opportunities:

In addition to lectures and workshops, the Institute offers training and certification opportunities for an additional fee, including:
  • Honey Bee Control and Removal Operator: Certification and licensing is required for honey bee control and removal services in Georgia. 
  • Master Beekeeper Program: The Georgia Master Beekeeper Program offers qualification at the Certified, Journeyman, Master and Master Craftsman levels.
  • Welsh Honey Judge Licensing: The Welsh training is the most stringent of its kind for aspiring honey judges with three levels – Candidate, Judge and Senior Judge.
  • Welsh Honey Show: Registrants for the Institute are encouraged to enter their photography, art, candles, honey, section comb honey, mead and beekeeping gadgets for friendly competition at no additional fee.