University of Maryland Extension

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and Landowners

PRESS RELEASE:

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, 2015 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Outreach Initiative will host an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and Landowners on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Have you ever considered keeping honey bees? Have you ever wondered if beekeeping is for you? Would you like to learn about honey bees and discover what it takes to become a beekeeper? This six hour introductory workshop will provide a basic overview of what is 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 your started in keeping honey bees.

This workshop will offer educational presentations by area beekeepers, information and resources for joining local beekeeping associations and/or participating in area Beekeeping Short Courses (for those who want to learn more), and plenty of opportunities for networking.

Participating in this workshop will provide the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to learn the basics of beekeeping.

This workshop is part of a series of educational hands-on demonstrations and workshops highlighting some of the latest farming techniques and practices. Other workshops in this series will focus on: Understanding the Soil in your Field, Pasture or Garden; and High Tunnel Cold Crop Production.

The Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop will be held at the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District Office in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. All other workshops will be held in the Princess Anne area. Please refer to our Website/Brochure for details on each workshop or feel free to contact Candy Walter 301-868-9366 for the Beekeeping Workshop and Berran Rogers 410-651-6070 for any of the other workshops.

Or, visit the website to register for the workshop:  http://www.umes.edu/sans/news4041.html

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