Bee Classes & Clubs


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.



COUNTY: Washington
CLASS DATES: January 12 and 19 with 26 as snow date
CLASS LOCATION: Trinity Lutheran Church
64 South Main Street
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713 
CLASS COST: $40 ($20 for one additional family member)
CLASS REGISTRATION: Additional information and the course registration form are available on WCBA’s website ; click on the Resources tab.
CLASS DESCRIPTION:  The Washington County Beekeepers Association is offering a training program designed to give you a basic understanding of bee biology, guidance on setting up your first colony, and advice on best practices for keeping your bees healthy and thriving across the seasons.  The two day Beekeeping Short Course is scheduled for January 12th and 19th, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a snow date of January 26th, 2019.  The $40 course enrollment fee ($20 for second family member) includes one “Beekeeping Basics” book per family and a one-year membership in the Washington County Beekeepers Association.  The course will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 South Main Street in Boonsboro. Space is limited and attendance will be confirmed upon receipt of a completed registration form and payment.
More Info: Please contact Charles Schwalbe at for more information.  Additional information and the course registration form are available on WCBA’s website ; click on the Resources tab.


BEEKEEPING CLUBS IN MARYLAND: Your Chance to improve beekeeping -- for yourself and others

Whether you are new to beekeeping, or were born holding a hive tool, it is important to maintain  memberships in both local and state clubs.

Our STATE CLUB, the Maryland State Beekeepers Association...

  • brings internationally renown experts to your meetings to explain the latest bee discoveries, challenges, and methodologies
  • supports state inspectors, who make all our hives healthier
  • helps educate policy makers, so we can maintain a bee-friendly environment

LOCAL CLUBS, like the ones listed below...

  • bring neighboring beekeepers together, establishing a sense of community
  • is a reservoir of insights to your hyper-local challenges with pests, nectar flows, weather, etc
  • provides new beekeepers with hands on mentoring
  • helps experienced beekeepers protect their colonies' health by sharing best practices with newbees



Local Beekeeping Organizations

CLICK on the Organization name to see their WEBSITES