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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 a

  • 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 2021 Beginning Beekeeping Course is not yet open

When:  Starting Wednesday, February 3, 2021 

              for six consecutive Wednesdays, plus                       one field day

Where:  Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall


Registration:  $50 Individual, $75 for couple,

                       $10 children under 14

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

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Required Textbook:

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.

Howard County Beekeepers Association, Inc is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

To contact us, use this website, send us an email at or mail us at: P.O. Box 1416 Ellicott City Maryland 21041

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