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Maryland Beekeeping Clubs & Beekeeping Groups

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Scroll down for a list of Maryland beekeeping clubs. For an individual beekeeper or bee removal company in Maryland, go to the Bee Removal Page and select Maryland from the drop-box, or see the Maryland Beekeeper Swarm Page

If you know of any Maryland beekeeping clubs or Maryland beekeeping organizations not listed on these pages, or if the Maryland bee group details listed have changed, please go to the Beekeeping Club Form page and send the updated information for inclusion here.

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New beekeepers are often advised to join a local beekeeping groups. I think this is the single most useful thing they can do. It provides an invaluable source of information, instruction, advice and assistance. It is often said that if you ask three beekeepers a question, you'll get at least four opinions, a beekeeping club is a great place to find, and compare those opinions. Most beekeepers are very enthusiastic about what they do and are more than happy to help people just starting out by passing on their years of hard-won experience. Even after more than 20 years of beekeeping I almost always learn something new and useful at a bee meeting.

Usually beekeeping clubs have equipment such as an extractor which can be borrowed or rented when necessary. Even if the club itself doesn't own any equipment, there is often a member who is prepared to lend you something. Often there will be talks and demonstrations which will help clarify some of the confusing things one reads about.

I remember reading, when I first started, about how to catch a swarm using a cardboard box. I was very puzzled, the instructions said to shake the bees off a branch into a box, then turn it over and place the box on the ground. I assumed, wrongly, that the bees would all fall out, but they really don't. I have explained how to do this and then demonstrated this to people, you can see the look of understanding on their faces when they see that the bees cling onto the underside of the box, and crawl upwards on any vertical surface.

You will encounter 'crusty' know-it all beekeepers, I'm planning to be one myself, don't be put off there are all sorts of people in a bee club and you're bound to find someone who you can get along with.

If there are no Maryland beekeeping associations in your area I strongly advise you to consider starting one. It's surprising how many people are interested once the word gets around.

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Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association
George Heath
Web Site URL: www.lowershorebeekeepers.org
Salisbury Maryland 21804
The Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Assoc. Beekeepers from DELMARVA's Lower Eastern Shore meets the 2nd Wed of every month. More info including scheduled events, Our address, map and contact info can be found on our website.

ANNE ARUNDEL CO BKPRS
Lloyd Luna
754 Carlisle Dr
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone 410-757-5797
Email wlluna@verizon.net
www.aabees.org

HAGERSTOWN VAL APIAN SOC
Carl Kahkonen
6136 Rohersville Rd.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Phone 240-217-4083
Email bentlebear21713@yahoo.com
www http://scoutbee.org

ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
Thomas Williams
37990 Mohawk Dr.
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Phone 301-884-5230
Email worrell@chesapeake.net
www http://gworrell.freeyellow.com/asmb.html

BOWIE-UPPER MARLBORO BKPRS
Scott Seccom
7804 Woodyard Rd
Clinon, MD 20735
Phone 301-868-2086
Email jrtzrule@yahoo.com
www http://iaa.umd.edu/mdbee/subClubs/clubsBUMBA.html

ALLEGHENY MTN BKPRS ASSN
Walter Shreve
11109 Deer Ridge Rd. NW
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone 301-724-7975
Email bshreve@atlanticbb.net
www.alleghenymountainbeekeepersassociation.com/

MONTGOMERY CO BKPRS ASSN
David Bernard
26626 Howard Chapel Rd
Damascus, MD 20872
Phone 301-414-2317
Email amazing.bee@verizon.com
www.montgomerycountybeekeepers.com

Dennis Hertzog
Email: dhzog@verizon.net
Susquehanna Beekeepers Association
Forest Hill Maryland 21050
Website: http://susquehannabeekeepers.com/|
Forest Hill Extension Office at 7:00 pm the second Wednesday of the month

FREDERICK COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Adam Finkelstein
8100 Overlook Court
Frederick, MD 21702
Email adamf7@gmail.com
http://www.frederickbees.org

MD STATE BKPRS ASSN
Carol Johnson
2045 Reed Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758
Phone 301-834-9241
Email cgjohnson@dhmh.state.md.us
www.http://iaa.umd.edu/mdbee/mdbee.html

HOWARD COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Allen Hayes
709 Weller Dr
Mt. Airy, MD 21771-3442
Phone 410-489-2835
Email thehayeshouse4@aol.com
www.hcbamd.org

APPALACHIAN BKPRS ASSOC
Jerome Cassidy
4407 Hutton Rd.
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone 301-334-8631
Email jwcassidy@iceweb.net

CARROLL CO BKPRS ASSN
Chris Gunther
PO Box 2140
Westminster, MD 21158
Phone 443-340-8159
Email cgunther1@comcast.net
www.thecarrollbee.com


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