May General Meeting

We are excited for the next HCBA General Meeting on Tuesday, May 14. The meeting will start at 7 PM in the Howard County Fairgrounds Dining Hall. 

This month, HCBA board members David Schultz and Valerie Wampler will speak to the club about honey bee colony splits. The presentation will detail the more common split practices and will emphasize the advantages that each brings to the beekeeper and the honey bees. The presenters will utilize a hands-on presentation in order to demonstrate the different methods. 

About David Schultz

David began keeping bees with this wife in 2014 and has grown his apiary to more than 10 colonies located at his homeyard and several outyards. For the past few years David has been working with Philip Krista in the Honey Bee Outyard Continuing Education group, meeting weekly and learning hands on beekeeping skills and then helping to mentor new beekeepers. David has been an active HCBA member and is the current club Vice President.

About Valerie Wampler

Valerie’s beekeeping journey began because of her award-winning dahlias. Learning about the needs for pollination led her to the HCBA Beginning Beekeepers class in 2016 and her first two colonies. Since then, Valerie’s bees have grown from her backyard of seven colonies to an additional four colonies last year in an outyard. Valerie has worked with the Continuing Education group and produced articles from those classes, including how to make queens, types of plants for pollinators, and making candy boards. Valerie is active in mentoring and HCBA outreach activities, and is the current club Treasurer.

Meeting Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM



Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairgrounds Rd

West Friendship, MD 21794

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