Intro to Beekeeping Workshop Slated for Late April


  • PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 5, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Outreach Initiative hosts an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and Landowners on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District office in Upper Marlboro, Md.

    The six-hour introductory workshop will provide a basic overview of what it takes to become a honey beekeeper; the value of keeping bees, both environmentally and personally; local nectar sources for honey production; pollination benefits from honey bees; how to care for honey bees; equipment needed; and a host of other topics that will help get participants started.  In addition to the educational presentations by area beekeepers, information about joining local beekeeping associations and/or participating in area beekeeping short courses will be offered along with plenty of opportunities for networking.

    The beekeeping workshop is part of the Small Farm Spring Workshop Series, offering educational hands-on demonstrations and highlighting some of the latest farming techniques and practices. The next workshop of the series, High Tunnel Cold Crop Production, will be held on Saturday, April 18. 

    For more information about the beekeeping workshop, see the links below  or contact Candy Walter at 301-868-9366.  A registration fee of $20 per person and $15 for each additional family member is required.   


    Register here!

    Workshop Agenda

    Introduction to Beekeeping Brochure

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    Suzanne Waters Street, agriculture communication specialist, University of Maryland Extension @ UMES, 410-651-6084, sstreet@umes.edu.