Category: HCBA Meetings

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 […]

2019 Beginning Beekeeping Course   Syllabus

2019 Beginning Beekeeping Course  Syllabus

The Howard County Beekeepers Association, Inc.  2019 Beginning Beekeeping Course  Syllabus  2-5-2019    Text The Beekeeper’s Handbook (Fourth Edition) Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile 2019 HCBA Beginning Beekeeping Course   Class 1 Wednesday, February 13, 2019                     7:00-9:30 pm Introduction: Welcome to the HCBA Short Course […]

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 […]

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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2019 Beginning Beekeeper Course Attendee Sign-up for a Mentor

2019 Beginning Beekeeper Course Attendee Sign-up for a Mentor

One of the benefits of attending the HCBA Beginning Beekeeper course is the opportunity to start your beekeeping adventure with an experienced beekeeper mentor.   Please complete the all the requested information in the form below, and we’ll send information on your mentor ‘match’ around mid-March.     […]

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

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, […]

Wayne’s Winterizing presentation

Wayne’s Winterizing presentation

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Samuel Ramsey’s video

Samuel Ramsey’s video

  Doctoral candidate Samuel Ramsey has been named both the Judge’s First Place and People’s Choice award winners in the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest, sponsored by Universitas 21 (U21), a global network of leading research universities. Ramsey, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Entomology, conducts research on […]

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

February 2019 ▪2/20/2019, 7:00 PM: Beginning Beekeeping Course ▪2/27/2019, 7:00 PM: Beginning Beekeeping Course March 2019 ▪3/6/2019, 7:00 PM: Beginning Beekeeping Course ▪3/12/2019, 6:30 PM: Monthly Meeting ▪3/13/2019, 7:00 PM: Beginning Beekeeping Course ▪3/20/2019, 7:00 PM: Beginning Beekeeping Course Important Note about HCBA Meetings and […]

Making Mead

Making Mead

Making Mead Ross Johnson was our speaker at our May monthly meeting.  His topic was be Mead Making. Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content ranges from about 8% ABV to more […]