The best way to learn how to keep bees is to learn from and work with an experienced beekeeper who wants you to succeed. Each year, we offer a course in February and March that get you ready to start in April and May.
Unfortunately, as an all-volunteer effort we reach capacity long before we exhaust demand! Therefore, please visit our links page to check out other local clubs that may still have seats in their classes. [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]
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!
BUMBA members expand their skills together, and make contributions to local, sustainable beekeeping—like queen rearing, shown at right.
We also help our members find opportunities to develop and market bee products. [more]