Central Maryland Beekeepers Association

To educate the public about the importance of the honeybee to agriculture and life in general, to promote the benefits of eating locally produced honey, and to provide current information necessary to manage a colony of honeybees on a continuing basis.


Who is CMBA?

Central Maryland Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) educational tax-exempt organization. Our members include beekeepers and honeybee enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Our Events

By board vote, starting in June, member meetings will be the 1st Wednesday of every month.
No meeting in July or August.

Baltimore, Harford, Carroll County and Baltimore City Students!

You get a FREE One Year Membership with us.
Please contact membership for more information.

Beekeeping 101 Class

Has now concluded.

This course is offered once a year, and offers and introduction to basic concepts and how to maintain honey bees.

If you have a request for education outside of this offering, check the calendar for our membership meetings or submit an inquiry using the link below.


We are here to serve our membership community in learning the most current information necessary to manage their honeybees and encourage connecting beekeepers with each other to share their knowledge. We are here to educate the public community about the importance of the honeybee to agriculture and life in general, and to promote the benefits of eating locally produced honey.


We offer an annual basic beekeeping course, monthly meetings that include speakers or demonstrations with local and or nationally renowned beekeepers and or other related experts in their field, a teaching apiary for members, and our monthly newsletter “the Hive Tool” packed with the latest news articles for beekeepers.


CMBA offers its members ongoing learning opportunities, an extensive lending library of books and more, honey extraction equipment rentals, and our greatest resource of all: our beekeeper community!

and so much more!


Central Maryland Beekeepers Association

Anyone interested in learning about honeybees or beekeeping can join!