Category: HCBA

Beginners Course First Day

Beginners Course First Day

The best day of the year for Howard County Beekeepers Association, the first day of our yearly Beginners Course.  As usual, it is a sold out course. Beginners of all ages gather to start their journey into the wonderful world of beekeeping.  Most of our […]

February General Meeting

February General Meeting

Join us at our February Meeting to learn about woodworking for beekeepers.   We are looking forward to the next HCBA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 12. The meeting will start at 7 PM in the Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall.  This month, Charles Kyler […]

HCBA website attracting world wide visitors

HCBA website attracting world wide visitors

Our website has always attracted visitors from around the world.  Recently we started recording the origin of these visits and displaying a live tabulation at the footer of the front page.  The website has had more than 38,000 page views since its creation 18 months […]

HCBA Elects 2019 Board of Directors

HCBA Elects 2019 Board of Directors

  On November 13, HCBA held our Annual Potluck Dinner and November General Meeting, including our 2019 Board of Directors (BOD) elections. If you were not able to make it, it was, as usual, quite a delicious event. During the BOD of elections, we did […]

Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar Recap

Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar Recap

Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar Recap HCBA hosted our annual Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar on November 3 at the Robinson Nature Center. Thank you to all of our seminar participants, presenters, and volunteers. During the one day seminar, participants learned about the benefits of keeping bees, […]

Call For Bee Ambassadors 2019!

Call For Bee Ambassadors 2019!

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Existing Beekeeper Mentor Sign-up for 2019 Beginning Beekeeper Course

Existing Beekeeper Mentor Sign-up for 2019 Beginning Beekeeper Course

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2019 Field Day Host Location Sign Up

  Thanks for hosting a field day for new beekeepers to help them start this adventure off right!   Please complete the form, below to set up your field day.  Use this checklist LINK for the topics to cover during your field day.   Any questions, […]

2019 Beginning Beekeeping Course

Thank you for your interest in the HCBA Beginning Beekeeping Course.  Unfortunately, registration for this year’s course is closed.  If you would like to receive information on upcoming courses offered by the Howard County Beekeepers Association, use this link to be put on our notification […]

Howard County Fair Review

Howard County Fair Review

Dear Beekeepers, WOW!  WOW is the main thought that runs through my mind when reflecting on this year’s Honey and Beeswax show!  From the beautiful and creative entries to the amazing and generous volunteers, I am so impressed and grateful!  I saw so many wonderful […]

One Day Course Registration

One Day Course Registration

Are you thinking about keeping bees and want a bit more information? We’d love to see you at the Howard County Beekeepers One Day Beekeeping Informational seminar. This seminar will give you an overview of the considerations you need to make a decision if beekeeping […]

Local Bee Products for Sale by HCBA Members

If you are looking for local honey or other bee products, many of our members have them for sale.   Name Email Phone Location Products Sold Daniel Curtin djc7149@gmail.com (443)-616-7286 Highland Honey Phil  Serafinas grayfox17@gmail.com (410)-988-7760 Woodbine Honey, Wax, Propolis Steven Sweet  sweetartisans@verizon.net (410)-242-8327 Halethorpe […]

Beginning Beekeeping Resources

    So,  you are interested in becoming a Beekeeper.  It is a wonderful hobby which will get you in touch with nature and these wonderful creatures.  It is challenging, but not overwhelmingly so. The benefits are numerous to you and to your immediate environment.  […]

HCBA Bylaws

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Serafinas Bee Movies

Phil Serafinas is a long time member of Howard County Beekeepers Association.  He has a YouTube channel and a number of interesting videos.  Here is a sampling.  While you are in YouTube SUBSCRIBE to his channel so that you do not miss any of his […]

Pipping Queen

Piping describes a noise made by virgin and mated queen bees during certain times of the virgin queens’ development. Fully developed virgin queens communicate through vibratory signals: “quacking” from virgin queens in their queen cells and “tooting” from queens free in the colony, collectively known […]

2019 HCBA Membership Renewal

2019 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 […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

April 2019 ▪4/9/2019, 6:30 PM: Monthly Meeting May 2019 ▪4/2/2019, 6:30 PM: Board of Directors Meeting ▪4/14/2019, 6:30 PM: Monthly Meeting   Important Note about HCBA Meetings and Events:   HCBA follows Howard County Public Schools for cancellations, so if the weather on one of […]