If you wish to make a donation to HCBA
Send your check to
Howard County Beekeeper's Association
P.O. Box 1416
Ellicott City, MD 21041
HCBA Annual Picnic
2017 Beginner's Beekeeping Educational Course (Short Course)
"Beginning Beekeeping Classes
Topics included, the available PDF of the lectures can be viewed by clicking on "LINKS":
- Honey bee biology
- Beekeeping laws in Howard County LINK
- Obtaining and installing bees LINK
- Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment LINK
- Inspecting your bees
- Bee diseases
- Products of the hive LINK
- Feeding Bees LINK
- Management of New Colonies LINK
- Local Flora LINK
- Miscalculations LINK
Ross Johnson was our speaker at our May monthly meeting. His topic was be Mead Making.
Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content ranges from about 8% ABV to more than 20%. The defining characteristic of mead is that the majority of the beverage's fermentable sugar is derived from honey. It may be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling; dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.
Slides of his Presentation can be obtained here ---> (pdf)
Howard County Beekeepers Association
Howard County Beekeepers Association Inc.
Our purpose is to promote honey beekeeping in Howard County, Md by providing a forum in which current honey beekeepers may become more knowledgeable of best practices and the public can become more, and accurately, informed on the benefits of honey bees.
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month (January through November), from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in the Dining hall at the Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. (Unless otherwise specified)
(A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization)