Bill Owens

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Introduction William “Bill” Brian Owens, native of Georgia, grew up around honey bees as a child. He loved nature and the outdoors. After a serving in the U.S. Navy, Bill settled in Monroe, Georgia. Bill also joined the Monroe City Fire Department. In 2000, Bill converted his small single hive hobby into a successful sideline business with over 100 colonies called Owen Apiaries (Apiary means bee farm). After five years of study in 2006 through the University of Georgia and Young Harris College, Bill earned the certification and title Master Craftsman Beekeeper. Bill is the first beekeeper in Georgia to earn the highest certification in this trade. It is a title which he alone still holds as of today. Bill’s work is published in multiple news and magazine articles. He has honey bee research published in Apidologie. In 2011, he co-wrote and published his first book on honey bee removals. Bill is an entrepreneur, author, instructor, firefighter and beekeeper who enjoys the simple life with his wife Lisa, their dogs and acres of bees. Bill and Lisa hope to build a small house on their 10 acres of land in Morgan County. Where they can have their own homestead.