Maryland Beekeeping Associations
Maryland Beekeeping Clubs & Beekeeping Groups
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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.
Lower Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association
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
754 Carlisle Dr
Arnold, MD 21012
HAGERSTOWN VAL APIAN SOC
6136 Rohersville Rd.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
37990 Mohawk Dr.
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
BOWIE-UPPER MARLBORO BKPRS
7804 Woodyard Rd
Clinon, MD 20735
ALLEGHENY MTN BKPRS ASSN
11109 Deer Ridge Rd. NW
Cumberland, MD 21502
MONTGOMERY CO BKPRS ASSN
26626 Howard Chapel Rd
Damascus, MD 20872
Susquehanna Beekeepers Association
Forest Hill Maryland 21050
Forest Hill Extension Office at 7:00 pm the second Wednesday of the month
FREDERICK COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
8100 Overlook Court
Frederick, MD 21702
MD STATE BKPRS ASSN
2045 Reed Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758
HOWARD COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
709 Weller Dr
Mt. Airy, MD 21771-3442
APPALACHIAN BKPRS ASSOC
4407 Hutton Rd.
Oakland, MD 21550
CARROLL CO BKPRS ASSN
PO Box 2140
Westminster, MD 21158
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