Join Us in a Hive Inspection at a Mentoring Apiary

As a member of the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association you may participate in hive inspections with knowledgeable beekeepers at no extra charge. Others can participate for $15/event. A learning opportunity with hands on experience like this is invaluable.

Special thanks to Shannon Henson for creating this video from a MABA hive inspection led by Steve Esau on the Tapestry Community property in Ormewood Park on May 14, 2016. To view the video at YouTube, click here.

How to sign up for a hive inspection

  1. Look at the list of available dates in the chart below and pick a date when you would like to join an inspection.
  2. Click on the name of the person doing the inspection that day. This opens an email to that person.
  3. The subject line of your email should read “Hive Inspection” and the DATE of the inspection you are requesting.
  4. The body of your email should include include the following information:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Membership status (member or non member)
    Also, please indicate whether you attended the most recent short course and whether or not this is your first hive inspection. If you will be registering for more than one person, please duplicate this information for each attendee.
  5. The inspector will notify you that you are signed up for the inspection and give you further directions and instructions.

If you need any help in signing up for an inspection or if you have any questions, please contact Steve Esau, the hive inspection program director at

Date Time Leader Email Phone Address
03/17/181:00Steve EsauCLASS FULL404-838-7744East Atlanta - Tapestry Gardens & Preserve
03/17/183:00Steve EsauCLASS FULL404-838-7744East Atlanta - Tapestry Gardens & Preserve
03/18/181:00Gina GallucciCLASS FULL404-467-7932Blue Heron Nature Preserve
03/25/1811:00Jay ParsonsCLASS FULLChastain Park Conservancy
04/07/1810:30Cindy HodgesCLASS FULL770-394-5051Dunwoody Nature Center
04/08/1811:00Jay Parsonsjaybparsons@att.netChastain Park Conservancy
04/14/1811:00Steve Esauskesau@hotmail.com404-838-7744East Atlanta - Tapestry Gardens & Preserve
04/22/1811:00Jay Parsonsjaybparsons@att.netChastain Park Conservancy
04/28/1811:00Gina Gallucciginag@mindspring.com404-467-7932Blue Heron Nature Preserve
05/05/1811:00Gina Gallucciginag@mindspring.com404-467-7932Blue Heron Nature Preserve
05/19/1810:00Cindy Hodgeshodgeshoney@gmail.com770-394-5051Dunwoody Nature Center

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