Nicholas started work with the Honey Bee Lab as a high school student over the summer of 2007. He has continued with the Honey Bee Lab as a student worker while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Georgia. Nicholas is the youngest person to have earned the Welsh Honey Judge credential through the annual beekeeping institute sponsored by the UGA Honey Bee Lab and Young Harris College. Most recently he earned the highest score of anyone to take the master beekeeper written exam. Nicholas is now a master beekeeper candidate as he continues his efforts in community service and as an ambassador of beekeeping to the general public.
Philip Quinn is a side-line beekeeper from Atlanta, GA. He produces and sells honey. He does swarm collections, live bee removals from structures, apiary consultations, mentoring, as well as public speaking. He is currently a Master Beekeeper candidate, having passed the written exam May '11, through the UGA/Young Harris Bee Institute. He is a member of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, Georgia Beekeepers Association, Eastern Apiculture Society, and currently serves as the President of the Tara Beekeepers Association in Forest Park, GA. Here at the University, Philip serves in the apiary, maintains equipment, and performs supportive data gathering through field work and microscopy in the lab.
Ben is one of the newest members of the bee lab team and aids in both lab and field work. Since graduating from the University of Georgia in May of 2011, Ben has been passionately pursuing both painting and music and hopes to be able to pursue art full time one day. He earned his undergraduate degree in sociology, and is both an eagle scout and member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society.
Tabitha is the current Administrative Assistant for the UGA/Young Harris Beekeeping Institute. 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. She also works as a graphic designer for a national institute, and as a freelance artist.