March General Meeting

March General Meeting

Join us at our March Meeting to learn about urban, treatment-free beekeeping.

We are excited for the next HCBA General Meeting on Tuesday, March 12. The meeting will start at 7PM in the Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall.

This month, beekeeper Bill Castro will present to the group on urban, treatment-free beekeeping. Bill’s apiary, Bee Friendly Apiary, currently includes 100 colonies. He has more than 25 years of experience keeping bees in California and Colorado, and is now in his 10th season in Maryland. During the presentation, Bill will explain methods of keeping bees healthy without the typical chemical inputs and the time-consuming methods commonly used in conventional beekeeping.

Bill has incorporated different points of view into his honey bee management strategy, such as biodynamic and natural beekeeping. His seasonal activities include structural removals, wasp and hornet nest removals, chasing swarm calls, mentoring, teaching classes, planting pollinator habitats, lobbying local and state governments to enact legislation to protect pollinators, and starting a Baltimore Beekeepers club.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794


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