University of Maryland Extension

apiculture

Beekeeping - Next Season Planning

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Next Season Planning: Fall feeding of winter bees; gaging hive winter preparedness; equipment prep and use review; storage of gear

Beekeeping - Preparing for Winter

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Preparing for the Winter:Anticipating your colonies’ needs; honey bee nutrition and feeding colonies; overwintering colonies and preparing for next year’s bee season; resources for continuing education; finding a beekeeping mentor.

Maintaining Healthy Honey Bees

Saturday, Jul. 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Maintaining Healthy Honey Bees: : Diseases and pests of honey bees and their controls; making choices and dealing with the mite problem; treatment options, including organic methods.

Harvesting Hive Products

Saturday, Jun. 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Harvesting Hive Products:Taking honey off the hives; extracting/processing honey; collecting pollen, propolis, and beeswax; comb honey, spun honey; beeswax candles.

Honeybee Population Management

Saturday, May. 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Population Management:Review of honeybee biology; best management practices; making splits and nucleus colonies; expanding your number of colonies; combining colonies; maximizing your honey crop.

Starting a Hive

Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center and Farm Park
Starting a Hive: Introduction/review of beekeeping essentials; tools; record-keeping; starting colonies with package bees or nucleus colonies; management for honey; swarms; bait boxes and catching swarms; preparing for the major nectar flows; manipulating colonies for different purposes.
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...

Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Calvert's Gift Farm and Five Seeds Farm and Apiary
Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calvert's Gift Farm - 16813 Yeoho Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Five Seeds Farm & Apiary - 16528 Dubbs Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Future Harvest CASA Members $20; Nonmembers $30 Potluck dinner - bring a dish to...
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