11-year-old becomes professional beekeeper


Eleven-year-old Allison Spinney passed the Georgia Master Beekeeping Program, Certified Beekeeper test in September.

Allison is one of the youngest beekeepers to pass the test in Georgia.

She attended the Coweta 4H beekeeping program for a year, learning and preparing for the test. Spinney and her mother, Denise, are members of the Coweta Beekeepers Association. 

Allison is a sixth-grader at the Georgia Cyber Academy and lives in Peachtree City with her parents.

She has been beekeeping for two years and enjoys nurturing her colony of honey bees and the sweet honey they produce.

The bees increase the production of vegetables from her garden, as well.

Spinney and her mother enjoy spending time together inspecting the colony and learning more bout beekeeping.

The Coweta Beekeepers Association will offer an Introduction to Beekeeping class Jan. 24, 2015.

More information is available at the association’s web site www.cowetabeekeepers.org.

For more information on the Coweta 4H beekeeping program contact Megan Bailey at the Coweta Extension office, 770-254-2620