University of Maryland Extension

Bees

How to Attract and Conserve Pollinators/Natural Enemies in Your Garden

Swallowtail butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed
Many beneficial insects feed on the pollen and nectar provided by flowering plants. They also need the shelter offered by: Perennial plants growing in untilled areas Woody plant material such as unused firewood Undisturbed soil in areas that are not mowed or cultivated You can be the architect of a...
Catch the BUZZ video about harvesting honey this summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d55cSiY4P0&feature=youtu.be

Allegany / Garrett Beekeeping Field Day

Saturday, May. 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Camp Hickory Environmental Education Center
Learn how to raise honey bees at this exciting workhop to be held on May 30th. Cost is $20.00 per peson which includes materials and lunch.

Garrett Allegany Beekeeping Field Day

Saturday, Jun. 7, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Hickory Environmental Education Center
Garrett Allegany Beekeeping Field Day will be held on June 7, 2014. The program will be at 9:00 am and break for lunch at noon. There will be speakers in the morning on new treatments, hive management and queen breeding. The afternoon demonstrations will last until approximately 3:00 pm...

The Love Story of the Tomato & Landreth Heirloom Seed Sale

Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Monday, April 1, 7-9pm The Love Story of the Tomato & Landreth Heirloom Seed Sale Barb Melera, CEO of Landreth Seeds, the oldest Seed House in America will delight us with America’s Story of The Tomato, History’s Original Love Story of Adventure, Passion, Commitment & Nonsense. The Tomato...

Landreth opens lecture series with the Love Story of Tomato and an Heirloom Seed Sale

This year’s spring lecture series, featuring some perennial favorites and some new topics, will be held evenings on April 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Baltimore County Agriculture Center at 1114 Shawan Road. The price is $15 per evening for the general public. Master Gardeners can attend...

Summer stingers – Eastern yellowjackets, Vespula maculifrons

Yellowjacket
Recently, while mowing my lawn, I was jumped by a wicked band of furious yellowjackets that swarmed from their subterranean redoubt and delivered a couple of memorable stings to my ankle. As I danced away from the swirling storm, they sought retribution on my unfortunate lawnmower. Yellowjackets...
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