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Young Harris College - University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute

YHC-UGA Beekeeping Institute

We had a fantastic 25th annivisiary! Here's a huge thank-you to all our guest lecturers, staff, Young Harris College, and of course, our participants. Congradulations to the new Certified, Journeyman, Master, AND Master Crafstman beekeepers! Join us next year for another great Beekeeping Institute.

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 are 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 endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.

How to protect Pollinators & other Beneficial Insects

Praying MantisSome of the six- and eight-legged creatures you come across outside may seem scary, but they are actually helpful. These beneficial insects pollinate our flowers, fruits & vegetables - and some even kill the "bad" (or, destructive) bugs.

Please don't run to the big box store for a can of pesticide promising the most devastating results... first, read our web pages on Beneficial Insects.

Click the cover below to learn more about how to protect our state's pollinators:

Protecting Georgia's Pollinators Booklet

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)