The best way to learn how to keep bees is to learn from and work with an experienced beekeeper who wants you to succeed.
The low cost BUMBA course is taught by volunteers and takes place over 6 consecutive weeks, followed by a field day that will be scheduled later in the Spring.
We have taught beekeepers from cities, suburbs and rural areas how to make these fascinating creatures a part of their lives. BUMBA members get priority for the course when it is announced. Reserve your place in our 2014 class when it is announced! [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" 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]