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Beekeeping Links and Other Resources

The world of beekeeping is wide and deep, but here are a few places to start. Because all beekeeping is local, we strongly recommend that you connect early and often with a club near you.

Value of Honey Bees in Maryland (Brochure in PDF, 1.2 MB)

Local Beekeeping Organizations

Other Resources:

Pollinator Friendly Planting Guides for Your Zone

Maryland State Apiary Inspector: Cybil Preston

Cybil Preston
Office of Apiary Inspector
Md. Dept. of Agriculture
50 Harry S Truman
Annapolis, Md. 21401
(410) 562 3434

Hive Registration Form (free and mandatory)

MSBA printable flyer for public outreach

MSBA printable flyer for beekeepers

MSBA Swarm Collectors List

MAAREC - Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium,

Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory,

Eastern Apicultural Society,

University of Maryland Extension "Grow It, Eat It!" Program,

"Bee Friendlier" Resource Site from Xerces, U MN Bee Lab, and Cascade Organic: