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

Update: The grab-n-go kits are ready! We have several kits available for the general public, and for different ages groups in a classroom or preschool setting.  The kits will have everything you need including outdoor display equipment, beekeeping tools, lessons for young children, and talking points for the general public. We are also going to hold training sessions once a quarter (teaching the teacher) to go over all of the volunteer materials, presentation ideas, and activity ideas. Our first training session will be held prior to the June 7 member meeting at 6:00 in the Nature Center. Please feel free to just show up and by all means pass the word along.

 

Timonium Elementary

Date: Volunteer’s Choice – weekday

Time: After 11:30

Location: 2001 Eastridge Rd., Timonium, MD 21093

Theme: General introduction to bees

Type: 45-60 minute lesson for ~60 kindergartners

Need: 1 volunteer

 

Rodgers Forge UMC Children Center

Date: Volunteer’s Choice – weekday

Time: Morning

Location: 56 Stevenson Lane

Theme: “Our children are very interested in science and nature and love to look at the bees and other insects we have around.”

Type: Preschool visit for 2-5 year olds

Need: 1 volunteer

 

Cancellation Warning: No Volunteers!

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

 

Farm Sprouts

Date: 6/17/2016

Time: Morning

Location: Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, Shawan Road

Theme: Exploring Honeybees

Type: Educational session for 0-4 year olds and their parents

Need: 1 volunteer

 

Flashback Farming

Date: 6/25/2016

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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

 

Thanks for your continued support of CMBA!

Rich Scheper

CMBA Education Committee Chair