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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.


May 10th - 13th, 2017

Find details for the 2017 Beekeeping Institute here


        Support the Bee Lab

Please support our UGA Bee Lab research efforts by purchasing some of our private-label, pure, raw honey. It is available from three convenient locations:

Athens Seed, Lawn and Garden

54 Greensboro Highway

Watkinsville, GA 30677

Cofer's Home and Garden

1145 Mitchell Bridge Road

Athens, GA 30606

UGA Entomology Department

413 Biological Sciences Building

120 Cedar Street

Athens, GA 30602


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