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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 5-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

 

The Beginning Beekeeping Course is scheduled for:

When:  Starting Wednesday, February 12, 2020 

              for five consecutive Wednesdays, plus                      one field day

Where:  Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall

 

Registration:  $50 Individual, $75 for couple,

                       $10 children under 14

Registration is CLOSED for the Beginning Beekeeping Course that starts on February 12, 2020, at 7 PM.  Form submissions will not be accepted.  Please call 301.758.3400 if you are interested in attending the course.

Complete this form to register for the 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.