Young Harris Beekeeping Institute: Celebrating Our 30th Year


Join us May 18-21, 2022 in Young Harris, Georgia

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Young Harris Beekeeping Institute, held in person at Young Harris College. Take a look at our fabulous program with over 90 bee-related lectures and workshops; an improved honey show with $1,000 in cash prizes; local and national vendors; trainings and certifications for programs including the Georgia Master Beekeeping, Welsh Honey Judge and the (new!) Honey Bee Control and Removal Operator. In addition to nightime social and networking opportunities, we will also host a special celebration to kickoff the anniversary on Thursday, May 18.  

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. 

Registration is closed but walk-ins are welcome. 

Additional 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.