Keeping bees is all about connections: between insects and plants; between pollinators and our food supply; between the wonder of learning and the pride of directly participating, and between people who share the art, craft, and science of beekeeping with each other (along with some refreshments).
The best way to know what is going on in the world of the bees is to hang out in the world of the beekeepers! [more]
BUMBA Beekeepers participate in numerous public demonstrations and events throughout the year. This photo shows member Nikki Thompson explaining the goings on inside an observation hive at the Summer 2009 Maryland Day at the University of Maryland/College Park.
If you are interested in including beekeeping information at your school, club, church, event, or other gathering, please take a look at what we have to offer and how we participate in our communities. [more]
Prince Georges County zoning changes will limit beekeeping to two hives for every 15,000 square feet of property!
BUMBA members want no regulations restricting beekeeping in the County Zoning document. Failing this, we want the current zoning regulations, AS PASSED BY THE COUNCIL LAST YEAR, to be respected and maintained.
Your voice can make a difference! Three public hearings are to be held October 24, 25 & 26. [read more]
There are several ways to launch a new hive, but one of the most common is called "installing a package" (a box!) of honeybees.
Click on the link at right to watch an experienced beekeeper install a package. [more]
BUMBA has members throughout the Prince George's County, MD, area, including many with decades of experience.
Click here if you think you have a swarm of honeybees that needs a new home!
Click here if you are a beekeeper who needs a hand!
Beekeeping in Maryland benefits from an incredible resource: a team of 6 expert apiary inspectors who help us prevent disease, grow healthy bees, and pollinate Free State Green Spaces. [more]
BUMBA's once-a-year, 6 session Beginning Beekeeping "Short Course" begins in early 2018. Information about registering will be posted here in the coming weeks. Learn more, including how to become a member and be first in line in 2018. [more]