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 used to produce honey and pollinate crops. They are practical models of biological organization and social behavior.
Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its initiatives, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.
Honey Bee Lab & CAP featured again on the UGA Home Page
Catch up with the UGA Bee Lab and the Coordinated Agricultural Project by checking out the feature article on the UGA website home page.
Honey Bee Lab Pure Georgia Honey
Pure Georgia Honey from the Honey Bee Lab is sold at two locations: Athens Seed, Lawn and Garden, Inc. (54 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville, Georgia) and at the UGA Department of Entomology main office (room 413, Biological Sciences). Current varieties include Sourwood, Blueberry/ Blackberry, and Wildflower.
View from across the pond, (topic: Varroa mites), by Dr. Delaplane.
Africanized Bees In Georgia in 2010
Georgia Beekeepers Association: Africanized Bees resource page
How to ID Africanized Bees
The following test is based on the FABIS method developed by USDA. This is an abridged version and not robust enough for official purposes. However, it can be useful for roughly categorizing honey bees as "probably European" vs. "suspected Africanized."