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Entomology: UGA Honey Bee Program: About Us

Honey Bee Lab Technicians

Honey Bee Lab Staff

Brett Nolan

Philip Quinn

Ben Rouse

Tabitha Davidson


Philip Quinn

Philip Quinn

About Philip:
Philip Quinn is a certified GA-MBP Master Beekeeper from Atlanta, GA.  He maintains multiple apiaries (bee farms) made up largely of feral bee colonies. He obtains these colonies regularly by removing bees from homes, offices and other buildings.

Philip is a two-term past President and “2011 Beekeeper of the Year” of the Tara Beekeepers Association in Forest Park, GA. He is a current member of the Georgia Beekeepers Association. He has served as a presenter at various public beekeeping courses and workshops over the years, and is an instructor at the annual Young Harris Beekeeping Institute. He also speaks to beekeeping clubs, garden clubs, schools and other groups on various honey bee, beekeeping and pollination topics.

At the UGA Honey Bee Lab, Philip manages the website, edits and contributes to professional publications, compiles and analyzes research data, and works in the apiaries on large-scale efforts such as moving bees, splitting hives and setting up new research projects.



Ben Rousebenrouse

About Ben:
Ben is one of the newest members of the bee lab team and aids in both lab and field work. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology, and is both an eagle scout and member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.

Since graduating from the University of Georgia in May of 2011, Ben has been pursuing his passions in both painting and music. He hopes to be able to pursue the arts on a full-time basis one day.



Tabitha DavidsonTabitha Davidson

About Tabitha:
Tabitha was the 2012 & 2013 Administrative Assistant for the UGA/Young Harris Beekeeping Institute. She is a focused, diligent worker who could be found solving crises at every turn throughout the weekend events.

She is a recent graduate of the University of North Georgia (formerly NGCSU), with a Bachelor's Degree in English with concentration in writing and publication, and a minor in Studio Art.

Tabitha is a graphic designer for a national institute, and she also works as a freelance artist.



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