Education, Calendar, Other Info

Educational Classes 2017

2016-08-07

Education: Two Options

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the "Beginner's Beekeeping Course" or the one day "Seminar", please provide us your contact information by filling out this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone number, and email. Then send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beginner's Beekeeping Course

 

Please Note: The 2017 Beginner's Beekeeping Course is currently full

 

Topics include:

  • Honey bee biology
  • Beekeeping laws in Howard County
  • Obtaining and installing bees
  • Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment
  • Inspecting your bees
  • Bee diseases
  • Products of the hive

 

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The Seminar - One Day Event

Date: (TBD)

Event Location (Tentative):

    Robinson Nature Center

    6692 Cedar lane

    Columbia, MD 21044

Topics include: (tentative)

      • Introduction to Beekeeping
      • Biology and Colony Activities
      • Beekeeping Equipment & Obtaining Bees
      • Products of the Hive
      • Is that a Honey Bee?
      • Honey Bees in the News

Fee:

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this email form with your name, address, phone number, and email.

The One-Day Beekeeping Seminar will be held on (TBD). the class begins at 10:00 and runs until 4:00 with "Break-out" sessions for those who want to "brown-bag".

(Note: We will remind you of the event)

Educational Classes 2016 (hold)

2013-10-17

Education: Two Options

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone number, and email. Then send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beekeeping Short Course

 

Date: Will begin in February 16, 2016, 5 Classroom and one field day ( Date: TBD ) Example Syllabus (pdf)

Price: Individual: $40 (Pre Jan. 31st) $45 (After Jan 31st) Family: $55 (Pre Jan. 31st) $60 (After Jan 31st)

 

Registration can be accomplished by electronic registration, please fill out the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or by regular mail: Mail form (Registration Form)

 

 

Short Course (excl. membership)

 

 Required Text $20, including tax. ( The "Beekeeper's Handbook" by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile 4th ed.)

 

Topics include: Syllabus (pdf)

  • Honey bee biology
  • Beekeeping laws in Howard County
  • Obtaining and installing bees
  • Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment
  • Inspecting your bees
  • Bee diseases
  • Products of the hive

The first day of Beginning Beekeeping Short Course will begin (February 16, 2016), weather permitting.  Classes will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM until approximately 9:30 PM at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. A field day, where the students will experience a hive inspection and installing a package of honey bees, will be scheduled when weather permits - usually in April.

 

 

The Seminar - One Day Event

Date: (TBD)

Event Location:

    Robinson Nature Center

    6692 Cedar lane

    Columbia, MD 21044

Topics include: (tentative)

  • Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Biology and Colony Activities
  • Beekeeping Equipment & Obtaining Bees
  • Products of the Hive
  • Is that a Honey Bee?
  • Honey Bees in the News

Fee: (TBD)

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this email form with your name, address, phone number, and email.

Registration can be accomplished by electronic registration, please fill out the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or by regular mail: Mail form (Registration Form)

 

The One-Day Beekeeping Seminar will be held on (TBD). the class begins at 10:00 and runs until 4:00 with "Break-out" sessions for those who want to "brown-bag".

(Note: We will remind you of the event)

Don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook to keep up with beekeeping events.

Individual: $30 (Pre Jan. 31st) $35 (After Jan 31st)

Educational Classes - SC Reg form

2013-10-17

Education: Two Options

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone number, and email. Then send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beekeeping Short Course

 

Date: Will begin on February 17, 2015, and continue on February 24, March 3, 17, & 24, 2015; 5 Classroom and one field day ( Date: TBD )

Price: $30.00 (Individual) and $45.00 (Family)

 

 

Registration can be accomplished by electronic registration, please fill out the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Required Textbook - Reserve your copy: $20.00 (incl. tax) "The Beekeeper's Handbook", 4th Edition

 

 

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

 

 

Topics include:

  • Honey bee biology
  • Beekeeping laws in Howard County
  • Obtaining and installing bees
  • Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment
  • Inspecting your bees
  • Bee diseases
  • Products of the hive

The first day of Beginning Beekeeping Short Course will begin (TBD), weather permitting.  Classes will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM until approximately 9:30 PM at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. A field day, where the students will experience a hive inspection and installing a package of honey bees, will be scheduled when weather permits - usually in April.

 


 

 

The Seminar - One Day Event

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this email form with your name, address, phone number, and email. (Registration form will be published when available.)

 

The One-Day Beekeeping Seminar will be held in September, 2015. the class begins at 10:00 and runs until 4:00 with "Break-out" sessions for those who want to "brown-bag".

(Note: We will remind you of the event)

Don't forget to "friend" us on to keep up with beekeeping events.

Educational Classes 2015

2013-10-17

Education: Two Options

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address, phone number, and email. Then send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beekeeping Short Course

(Registration is now closed)

Date: Will begin in February, 2016, 5 Classroom and one field day ( Date: TBD ) Example Syllabus (pdf)

Price: TBD

 

Registration can be accomplished by electronic registration, please fill out the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or by regular mail: Mail form (Registration Form)

 

 

 

Topics include: Syllabus (pdf)

  • Honey bee biology
  • Beekeeping laws in Howard County
  • Obtaining and installing bees
  • Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment
  • Inspecting your bees
  • Bee diseases
  • Products of the hive

The first day of Beginning Beekeeping Short Course will begin (TBD), weather permitting.  Classes will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM until approximately 9:30 PM at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. A field day, where the students will experience a hive inspection and installing a package of honey bees, will be scheduled when weather permits - usually in April.

 

 

The Seminar - One Day Event

Date: October 3, 2015 from 10:00AM until 4:00PM

Event Location:

    Robinson Nature Center

    6692 Cedar lane

    Columbia, MD 21044

Topics include: (tentative)

  • Introduction to Beekeeping
  • Biology and Colony Activities
  • Beekeeping Equipment & Obtaining Bees
  • Products of the Hive
  • Is that a Honey Bee?
  • Honey Bees in the News

Fee: $20.00 Early Bird (before 9/15/2015) or $25 (after 9/15/2015)

Please check back regularly. If you would like us to send you an email, reminding you of the Short Course or the Seminar, please provide us your contact information by filling out this email form with your name, address, phone number, and email.

Registration can be accomplished by electronic registration, please fill out the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or by regular mail: Mail form (Registration Form)

 

Early or Regular Registration
Name of person attending

 

 

The One-Day Beekeeping Seminar will be held on October 3, 2015. the class begins at 10:00 and runs until 4:00 with "Break-out" sessions for those who want to "brown-bag".

(Note: We will remind you of the event)

Don't forget to "friend" us on Facebook to keep up with beekeeping events.

MSBA Tee shirt sale

MSBA Tee

MSBA is selling Tee Shirts.  Additional information on purchasing, please go to the MSBA (website)

 

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