Howard County beekeepers are eager for opportunities to speak about the importance of honey bees and beekeepers. We are continually out and about in the county promoting honey bees and beekeeping. We are at farmer's markets, community events, schools and fairs. We really love any opportunity to talk to groups about the honey bee, a truly amazing insect. If you would like a Howard County beekeeper to come speak at your event or school, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every February/March, the Howard County Beekeepers Association provides a short course for people that are interested in becoming a beekeeper. The goal of the short course is to teach a person with no prior knowledge of beekeeping what he needs to know in order to successfully establish and maintain a bee colony through its first year. The class includes sessions on obtaining and assembling hive equipment, bee biology and behavior, managing colonies through the four seasons, and indentifying bee pests and problems. We teach students why things are done a certain way, and to help them appreciate the benefits of this amazing animal.
Every year, Howard County Beekeepers are excited to be at the Howard County Agricultural Fair. This year's fair will be held from August 7th through the 14th. We provide educational displays that highlight the amazing honey bee, including live honey bees in an observation hive. In addition to judging honey and hive products for the fair, the Howard County beekeepers also sell honey and other products of the hive like lip balm, hand cream and homemade soap. For more information about this year's fair, visit the website for the Howard County Fair. Come stop by our booth this year to say hello, see the bees and sample some honey! We hope to see you there!