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Beekeeping 101

  • An Introduction to Beekeeping for Farmers and Landowners
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Prince George’s Soil Conservation District Office
    5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

     

    9:30-10:00       Registration

    10:00-10:05     Welcome and Overview 
                                        Candy Walter, UMES Small Farm Program

    10:05-10:50     Why Keep Bees… and Equipment and Tools Needed to Get Started 
                                        Dave and Katie Polk, Free State Bees

    10:50-11:00     BREAK

    11:00-11:30     Honeybee Biology 
                                        Dave and Katie Polk, Free State Bees

    11:30-12:00     Spring and Summer Management
                                        Lindsay Barranco, Bee Balm Honey Farm
                                        MDA Apiary Inspector for Southern Maryland 
                                        & President, Anne Arundel County Beekeepers Association
     
    12:00-12:45     LUNCH – ongoing video “Introducing Packaged Bees to Your Hive” 

    12:45-1:20       Fall and Winter Management
                                        David Morris, Eastern Apicultural Society, Master Beekeeper

    1:20-1:40         Diseases and Pests
                                        Lindsay Barranco, Bee Balm Honey Farm
                                        MDA Apiary Inspector for Southern Maryland 
                                        & President, Anne Arundel County Beekeepers Association

    1:40-1:50         BREAK

    1:50-2:30         Nectar Sources and Planting for Bees
                                      Mellie Landon, Member, Bowie Upper Marlboro Beekeepers
                                      Association & Maryland State Beekeepers Association

    2:30-3:00         Honey Extraction
                                        David Morris, Eastern Apicultural Society, Master Beekeeper

    3:00-3:30         Questions and Wrap up