Our Purpose

The Anne Arundel Beekeepers Association's purpose is to promote beekeeping in the county; provide a reliable source of information to beekeepers and the public regarding bees, beekeeping, and bee management; provide contact information about providers of bee related services, supplies, and products.  We've been teaching Beekeepers and caring for Honey Bees in Anne Arundel County, MD since 1964. For AABA's complete history, click here.

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If you see a swarm, please see our swarm information page.

Our Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Short Course

 2022 Short Course registration will open on September 20th after the Anne Arundel County Fair.  Registration forms will be available at the fair and also online at https://aabees.org/services/beekeeping-short-course/.

AABA Introduction to Beekeeping

Zoom Meeting:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021  7:00 – 8:00 PM

Are you thinking about having honey bees in your backyard or just interested in bees? Find out what is involved in taking care of honey bees and the time and financial commitment involved. We’ll give an overview of setting up for bees, seasonal management, maintaining healthy bees, and the rewards of keeping bees (not just honey!) that will be covered in greater detail if you take the AABA Short Course.

Sign up to receive AABA newsletters at aabees.org to be notified of course news and the Zoom invitation. The meeting will be recorded and a link will be available after October 6, 2021.

Regular Meetings

Open to the general public:

September:   Lessons from the EAS meeting and Emma DeVries of Earthstar Gardening, "Planning a pollinator garden"

October:   Larry Truchon, EAS Masterbeekeeper,  " Varroa Mite Biology"

Hopefully we will be meeting in person for September and October

 

Upcoming Events 2021  [Speakers and topics to be decided – we welcome suggestions]

Maryland State Beekeepers Association [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]
November 13th, 2021 Fall Meeting

Our Meeting Location

Hive Registration 

Have you registered your hives with the Maryland Department of Agriculture?  Maryland Law requires everyone who keeps bees to register their colonies within 30 days of first obtaining a honey bee colony and then annually thereafter.
2021 Apiary Registration - Remember to register your bees – registration is free.
Maryland Department of Agriculture:
https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/apiary_inspection.aspx
Cybil Preston, State Apiarist: 410-562-3464 (phone or text message) or email
cybil.preston@maryland.gov