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The 29th annual Young Harris, University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute

- May 13, 2020 -


May 13, 2020 - May 16, 2020    
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Young Harris College
1 College Street, Young Harris, Georgia, 30582, Towns County

The UGA Honey Bee Program offers an annual 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.

Held on the campus of Young Harris College, situated in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Beekeeping Institute is a four-day event with separate curricula for beginners and more experienced beekeepers. It’s not only the beekeeping meeting you don’t want to miss, but also a vacation spot that anyone would enjoy.

Besides offering classes for beekeepers at all levels of experience, the Institute sponsors the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program (GA-MBP) and partners with the Welsh (U.K.) National Bee Keepers Association to provide one of North America’s only two licensing programs for Welsh Honey Judges.

We hope you will join us for our 28th Beekeeping Institute. Please visit our website for program, accommodation and registration information at,
More information is available by email to: or calling 706-542-2816