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

Check back in the Fall, 2021.  Classes usually begin in January.

Regular Meetings

Open to the general public:
AABA Meetings [via Zoom until further notice]

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

Tuesday May 18
Maureen Jais-Mick - Lessons from the MCBA teaching apiary
Allen Storm - Beekeeping in Belgium
Tuesday June 15
Barry Thompson - Stings
Barry Thompson - Best practices (second talk to end on a lighter note)
Tuesday July 20
Monica Schmitt - Preparing your honey show entries 
Tristan Bannon and Monica Schmitt - Mission Believe 
Tuesday August 17
Bill Hingst - Mead
Clyde Strang - Wax Moth

Maryland State Beekeepers Association [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]
June 12, 2021 Spring Meeting, Dr. Jaime Ellis

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