CHANGE OF DATE FOR MCBA FEBRUARY MEETING!!! February’s monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm – NOT on the usual 2nd Wednesday of the month. The meeting was rescheduled so as not to interfere with plans members may have for Valentine’s Day. Presenter : Frank Linton Topic: Using Technology in Beekeeping Frank will explain how beekeepers can check on the health and productivity of their colonies with a cellphone or c
Maryland State Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Elections and Honey Show will take place on November 4, 2017, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway in Annapolis MD. For more information, see the MSBA site: http://www.mdbeekeepers.org/meetings.html
Allen Hayes, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, will present ,"What Beekeepers Need To Know About Yellow Jacket Wasps." About the speaker: Allen Hayes became an instant beekeeper in 1971 when a family friend gave him a hive. Always one to make or fix things, beekeeping fit in well with his mechanical ability. Known to many as “The Gadget Guy,” he has created numerous items related to beekeeping and he enjoys sharing his inventions with others. His presenta
Bee Demonstrations - in the Gazebo Bring your protective gear because this is full frontal beekeeping. Zip yourself into our screened-in tent and open hives right in front of visitors. Wow them with your bravery as you explain the workings of the hive and harvest honey -- decap, spin and bottle. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP to give BEE DEMONSTRATIONS!
MCBA, Inc. Consignment Rules and Pricing for the 2017 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair 1. Any MCBA, Inc. member in good standing may consign honey or hive products for sale at the Fair. Consignors are responsible for confirming that they are included in the current MCBA, Inc. Membership Directory (posted at www.montgomerycountybeekeepers.com). 2. All consignment suppliers are required to enter honey or hive products for show in the 2017 Mon
Beekeepers love to talk about bees, especially honey bees. It's a wonderful to see kids, people of all ages be amazed as they learn about the habits and activities of honeybees. The club’s purpose is to support honey bee keeping in Montgomery County, MD. One of the ways the organization does this is by giving talks/presentations and exhibiting at local events. Club members have done presentation for preschoolers, reading picture books and identify b...
James Boicourt, co-owner of Charm City Meadworks is the speaker for the July MCBA monthly meeting, Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 7 pm at Brookside Nature Center. He is a master beekeeper who began keeping bees in college. He’ll talk about bees, beekeeping, mead and the business of Charm City Meadworks. Charm City Meadworks launched in 2014 and is Baltimore’s first meadery. http://charmcitymeadworks.com/about-ccmw/ A tour and tasting at the meadworks
CLICK HERE to sign-up to answer BEE questions and give LIVE BEE demonstrations in Old MacDonald's Barn at the Montgomery County Fair Aug 12 - 19, 2017
CLICK HERE to volunteer at the MCBA Honey Sales Booth AUG 12 - 19, 2017
When? the second Wednesday of each month, except for August and December What? Monthly MCBA meetings featuring interesting speakers and an opportunity to ask beekeeping questions Where? Brookside Nature Center 1400 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902 Click here for more information