The DC Beekeepers Alliance is a resource site and forum for the urban beekeepers of Washington, DC. Members are welcome to ask questions, contribute content, and participate in organizing activities.
Fall 2013 Beekeeping Short Course
We have partnered with local food charities, youth gardens, and community gardens to offer a 6-session overview of beekeeping beginning August 27. This course is SOLD OUT but registered students can find the syllabus on the menu above. For this course, students purchase their own course materials and agree to volunteer 12 hours at an approved community food bank or garden. To get on the waiting list for future courses, visit http://dcnewbees.eventbrite.com
January-March 2014 Short Course
The DC Beekeepers are joining the Northern Virginia Beekeeping Education Consortium to offer an 8-week, EAS Certified Master-beekeeper taught curriculum in cooperation with UDC which will result in a certificate of completion. We will announce three sections of about 30 students which will meet on different days and in different sites to accommodate the needs of DC residents. This class will cost $100 and students will receive three books, a DVD, all course materials, and refreshments.
Nearby Beekeeping Activities
The Maryland State Beekeepers Association offers a free Honey Harvest Festival at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, September 21.
The DC State Fair is hosting the second annual Honey Contest and beekeeping demo on Barracks Row on Saturday, September 28.
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