Bee Classes

Bee Clubs in and around Maryland are invited to announce upcoming Beekeeping Classes on this page.

If your club has an upcoming bee class, an officer of the club can request the class be posted on this page by clicking HERE.

MSBA does not review or endorse these classes, so potential students should contact the course instructors directly to see if the classes will meet their needs.




Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

MCBA will present a 7 session course for Beginning Beekeepers

The course consists of SEVEN weekly classes (each 2-hours) and includes lectures, demonstrations of tools & equipment, and hands-on sessions in the apiary, where students can experience the excitement of working a hive.

DATES:  Classes meet Tuesdays,  7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.,   February 6, 13, 20, 27,  March 6, 13, 20.

LOCATION: Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive
Wheaton, Maryland 20906
Ph. 240-777-4999 is the Center's Front Desk (Not related to MCBA)

COST:  $70 for MCBA members and includes your textbook, "The BEEKEEPER'S HANDBOOK".

MORE INFO:  For complete syllabus and many details, CLICK HERE

Washington County Beekeepers Association

Introduction to Beekeeping Short Course

WCBA will present a 2-day Beekeeping Short Course

DATES: January 13 and 20, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a snow date of January 27, 2018.

LOCATION: Shafer Park Community Center, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro, MD 21713

COST: $40 per person and $20 for one additional family member.

MORE INFO: The minimum age to attend is 12 years old. The course fee includes one “Beekeeping Basics” book per family and a one-year membership in the Washington County Beekeepers Association.

The course registration form is available on WCBA’s website; click on the Resources tab.


Space is limited and attendance will be confirmed upon receipt of a completed registration form and payment.

Please contact Mary Brady at for more information.

Beekeeping Clubs in Maryland: Your Choice for Learning

There are local, county-oriented beekeeping clubs across Maryland. This is your chance to meet beekeepers, understand beekeeping in your local area, and perhaps get some experience at working with bees while getting early access to Spring beekeeping instruction.

Local Beekeeping Organizations