Beekeeping in MarylandAttention all who are interested in bees!

 

You may wish to consider attending one of the following events to learn more about agriculture, honey bees, and beekeeping:

(Members, please consider volunteering for one or more of the following events!)

Towson Gardens Day

Date: April 28, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Towson Courthouse Fountain Plaza
Theme: ’Birds, Bees, and Trees, oh my!’

Type: Outdoor Booth Display geared to the general public
Need: 2 volunteers per two hour shift (or longer if desired)  including set up and break down support

Please consider supporting this event as a thank you to Del. Lafferty for his support of the Pollinator Protection Act!

New: St. Paul’s School for Girls
Date: Volunteers’ choice, April, May, Mondays and Fridays work best
Time: 8:30 – 3:00 on Mondays or 10:00 – 2:30 on Fridays
Location: Brooklandville, MD 21022
Theme: From the teacher: “Origination of bee keeping 2.  The basics to bee keeping 3. The importance to bee keeping   The book they are reading has wonderful facts about bees before every chapter that serve as symbolism for the protagonists’ life.  Then within the story, the protagonist finds herself living in a house that makes and sells honey so it has terminology and descriptions that are hard to picture:  (supers, honeycombs, slats, swarms, smoke vs. a sedative are some examples)

Type: Up to three classroom sessions for 11-15 students. Age: 14-15 year old girls.
Need: 1 volunteer

Flower Power
Date: 5/1/2016
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, Shawan Road
Theme: Program will include music, maypole dancing, a plein air quick draw contest, flower farmers, children’s crafts, one or two flower related workshops, and pick your own tulips.
Type: Outdoor Booth Display geared to the general public
Need: 2 volunteers per two hour shift (or longer if desired)  including set up and break down support

Port Discovery Annual Fundraiser
Date: 5/4/2016
Time: Evening
Location: Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Theme: Port Discovery Annual Fundraiser
Type: Bee educational display booth geared toward adults – cocktail party atmosphere with a beeswax candle making activity
Need: 2 volunteers including set up and break down support

Down on the Farm Days
Dates: 5/21/2016
Time: 10:00am  – 4:00pm
Location: Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Theme: Down on the Farm Days
Type: Bee educational display booth geared toward children
Need: 2 volunteers per two hour shift (or longer if desired)  including set up and break down support

Bug Day
Date: 6/11/2016
Time: 10:00am  – 4:00pm
Location: Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
Theme: Bug Day
Type: Bee educational display booth geared toward children
Need: 2 volunteers per two hour shift (or longer if desired) including set up and break down support

New: Flashback Farming
Date: 6/25/2016
Time: 10:00am4:00pm
Location: Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, Shawan Road
Theme: Displays and demonstrations of life as a Baltimore County planter in the late 17th century. Knowledge of beekeeping in colonial times would be very useful. See link for details: http://marylandagriculture.org/flashback-farming
Type: Outdoor Booth Display geared to the general public
Need: 2 volunteers per two hour shift (or longer if desired)  including set up and break down support