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2023 Beginning Beekeeping Course Registration

In person registration is closed. 

Online registrations are still being accepted.

If you are seriously considering keeping honey bees, or have decided to start this spring, this is the course for you! The 6-session (plus a hands-on field day)  Beginning  Beekeeper Course will give you the detailed information you need to get started.  

Registration includes membership to HCBA for 2023 (up to a $30 value)!  Go here to view all the benefits available to our members.

The course includes a hands-on field day. A sample of the topics covered includes: 


  • Getting Started in Beekeeping – What you need 

  • Apiary Site Locations, Zoning laws, State registration

  • Honey Bee Biology and Behavior

  • Swarming and Its Prevention

  • Management and best practices for new colonies

  • Products of the Hive

  • Feeding Bees and Local Nectar and Pollen sources

  • Honey Bee Pests, Diseases, and Other Problems 

  • And much more – Including demonstrations and hands-on opportunities


Registration for the 2023 Beginning Beekeeping Course is open! 

When:  Starting Wednesday, February 1, 2023 

              for six consecutive Wednesdays

              (7 - 9:30  PM)  plus one field day

Where:  Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall


Registration:  $65 Individual, $95 for couple 

                        (plus $10 for each child between 8 &14)


Required Textbook:

You will need to obtain a copy of The Beekeeper's Handbook, 5th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile for the course. You can find or order the book at most booksellers.

Complete this form to register for the online Beginning Beekeeping course, then select the Submit button to go to the payment page.

Note: Please format your phone number as xxx-xxx-xxxx

$10 for each child between 8 and 14 years of age.


Registration includes membership to HCBA for 2023 (valued up to $30 )! Go here to view all the benefits available to our members. 

Don't forget to get the textbook! (See the left column for details)


In person seating is full.  Only online registrations are being accepted.


If you have children who are under 8 years of age, and are interested in attending, please attend online.


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Plus $10 for each child between 8 and 14 years of age (up to  4). Please indicate the number of children attending:

How did you find out about this course? Flyer, Website, other?

Please list the names of the other persons that will attend the course with you.

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