Young Harris College and University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute

2021 Virtual Young Harris Beekeeping Institute
Thursday - Saturday, May 13 - 15.

Below are our special guest instructors that are scheduled for 2021:

Professor Robin Crewe, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dr. Kristen Traynor, Arizona State University
Jerry Hayes, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine

Program for 2021 will be posted here soon.

Concerning the Master Beekeeper Program. in 2021 We will be offering testing for all levels of the Master Beekeeper Program but please be patient while we figure out how we will go about this. As of now, we are considering several "field days" here at the bee lab in order to administer the written and practical exams. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unsure how this will occur at this time. Once we have further information we will be posting here on our website. 

Summary of the Institute

The UGA Honey Bee Program offers an annual Georgia beekeeping event in cooperation with Young Harris College. This event provides a vast amount of information in the form of lectures, workshops and demonstrations from esteemed local, regional, national and international beekeeping practitioners, authors, and researchers. The event also features hands-on training classes, beekeeping and honey judging certification programs, a distinguished regional honey show, and many other educational opportunities. Since 1992, the University of Georgia and Young Harris Beekeeping Institute (YHBI) has been the single most comprehensive opportunity in the Southeast for concentrated training in all aspects of practical beekeeping.

Schedule of Events

The Institute proper, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, features a 2-track system: one set of programs is highlighted as pertaining specifically to less-experienced beekeepers; the other for those beekeepers with more experience. However, the format is open and all Institute participants can pick and choose among all of the lectures, workshops and demonstrations offered.

Hope to see you online at the 2021 Young Harris/UGA Beekeeping Institute, the best meeting around!