Beekeeping 101 Short Course

Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course

Sundays – January 22, 2017 & January 29, 20167 (snow Date February 4)

Plus optional spring field day in the hives

10:00am – 5:00pm


Focused on the guiding principals of beekeeping – this course will help you build a framework to continue your education as a Beekeeper, Honey Bee Steward, or simply a person who recognizes the irreplaceable value honey bees hold in our food system.
  • Understanding the players in the hive
  • How the hive operates as a collective unit of 50,000 individuals
  • Time line of a typical season
  • Signs of a healthy hive
  • Common Pest and diseases and ways to identify them
  • A recap of lessons not to forget, and lessons to explore further
                                Instructor: Lindsay Barranco is the owner and operator of Bee Balm Honey Farm, a small honey business that specializes in local extracted honey. Lindsay works as a Maryland Department of Agriculture regional apiary inspector and serves Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.  The apiary inspection work involves inspections of registered honeybee hives for diseases and pests and assisting beekeepers with colony management as it pertains to pest and disease control. Lindsay also serves as the President of the Anne Arundel County Beekeepers Association and coordinates the Association’s annual beginner beekeeping short course, in addition to mentoring beekeepers and speaking to numerous community groups about honeybees.

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