Recent Posts

2018 HCBA Membership Renewal

2018 HCBA Membership Renewal

Time to Renew your HCBA Membership!   Membership to the Howard County Beekeepers Association Inc. is just $15.00 per year (January – December) for an individual membership and $20.00 per year for family membership. HCBA provides its membership with a forum for sharing knowledge in honey […]

2018 BEGINNING BEEKEEPER COURSE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

2018 BEGINNING BEEKEEPER COURSE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Registration is OPEN for our 2018 Beginning Beekeeping Course!  If you are thinking about keeping honeybees or simply want to learn more about it, this is the course for you!     The course will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM starting February 20, […]

What Is It Like to Be a Bee?

What Is It Like to Be a Bee?

What Is It Like to Be a Bee? A philosophical and neurobiological look into the apian mind. BY NATASHA FROST DECEMBER 06, 2017 You’re a honeybee. Despite being around 700,000 times smaller than the average human, you’ve got more of almost everything. Instead of four articulated limbs, […]

Pollinator-Friendly Plant Lists

Pollinator-Friendly Plant Lists

  The Xerces Society Lists of Pollinator Friendly Plants Recommended native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds, and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, on business and school campuses, in urban greenspaces, and […]

Winter-blooming plants help bees overwinter in your yard

Winter-blooming plants help bees overwinter in your yard

Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment.   Link to article Link

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

January 9 2018, 7:30PM Monthly Meeting 2018 BEGINNING BEEKEEPER COURSE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION This six-session class is held on Tuesday evenings at the Howard County Fairgrounds 4 H Hall from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM.  the dates for the 2018 session are February: 20, 27; March 6, […]

New research reveals how climate change and bee declines could be linked

New research reveals how climate change and bee declines could be linked

Nothing signals the start of spring quite like the emergence of the first fuzzy bumblebees. But as Earth’s temperatures continue to warm, spring is coming earlier and earlier in some places—and scientists are worried about how these changes could affect bees. A new study published Friday in […]

Honey bee response to eclipse totality

Honey bee response to eclipse totality

    Clemson, UNCG researchers test honey bee response to eclipse totality   For article Click HERE

Howard County Fair

Howard County Fair

A message from Alice Parks, our Superintendent of the Howard County Fair’s Honey and Beeswax booth (and HCBA member) Dear Beekeepers, Thank you all a million times for making the Honey and Beeswax Show at the Howard County Fair happen! And, it was outstanding! Our […]

A beekeeper’s manual from 1840

A beekeeper’s manual from 1840

Very nice manuscript Click HERE