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Beginning Beekeeping Course Registration

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

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 Plants

  • Honey Bee Pests, Diseases, and Other Problems 

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


Registration for the ONLINE 2021 Beginning Beekeeping Course is OPEN!

Space is limited.  Details for accessing the sessions will be sent to paid registrants. 

When:  Starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

              for six consecutive Wednesdays

              (7 - 9:15  PM)  plus one field day

Where:  Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall


Registration:  $50 Individual, $75 for couple/family


Seats in the live session are sold out; only online registration is available. 

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

There is no additional charge for children for the online sessions with a family registration.


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

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

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You will need to obtain a copy of The Beekeeper's Handbook, 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile for the course. You can find or order the book at most booksellers.

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