Beekeeping in MarylandAttention all beginning beekeepers!
(or just people who are interested in bees!)


(Please see our Local Beekeeper Education page
for other courses available to the public)

CMBA Beekeepers Introductory Short Course
Spring 2016

This course will provide you with the basic concepts and management practices for starting and maintaining a colony of bees. Our class meets once a week for 5 weeks starting  at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville, MD  21030. When you register, you immediately become a member of CMBA through 2016.  That means you have access to a friendly supportive community of beekeepers and all member resources for the whole year.  Mentoring, the library, and of course all meetings and events are available to you.

Are you an active Baltimore Co. teacher, public or private? You are eligible for a full refund when you complete the course. We want our kids to know about bees, too! Ask for more information at

SPONSORED BY: Central Maryland Beekeepers Association and the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks

Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD  21030

February 18, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Honey Bee Night)*
March 10, 2016 – 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (class)
March 17, 2016 – 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (class)
March 31, 2016 – 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (class)
April 7, 2016 – 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (class)
April 14, 2016 – 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM (class)

April 16, 2016 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (field day)**

*Honey Bee Night is a free introductory meeting that will introduce you to Apis mellifera (the honey bee) and help answer any questions registrants may have.  In case of cancellation due to inclement weather, Honey Bee Night will take place on February 25, 2016.
**The Saturday meeting will include outside demonstrations and hands-on practice with bee hives,
weather permitting. There will be a one hour lunch break during the Saturday session. All are


If you are interested in a nucleus hive to start your apiary, please see The CMBA Queens and Nucs page