Area Beekeeping Associations

Montgomery County Beekeepers Association
Maryland State Beekeepers Association
Md Department of Natural Resources-Bees
Beekeepes Association of Northern Virginia
Howard County Beekeepers Association
DC Beekeepers Consortium
Eastern Apicultural Society


Maarec–Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
Maryland Department of Agriculture–Apiary Inspection
Marla Spivak’s Queen Rearing Short Course
VP Queen Bees
Beltsville Bee Lab (ARS USDA)

Queen Cage Cam is at Heyser Farms:
Heyser Farms
Great Shoals Winery (at Heyser Farms)

Lorenzo Langstroth (1810-1895) invented the modern beehive in 1851–
Bee Man Play–A play about Lorenzo Langstroth
Lorenzo Langstroth

Retail bees and equipment in our area:

Highland Honey & Apiaries Inc.   Jim Fraser; 301-518-9678 (mobile)(Nucs & Packages)
24228 Club View Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20882  Email:

Books about Queen Rearing

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Harry Hyde Laidlaw and Robert E. Page

Successful queen rearing: Short course by Marla Spivak

Queen Rearing Essentials by Lawrence John Connor

Bee Sex Essentials by Lawrence John Connor

Rearing Queen Honey Bees (Second Edition) by Roger A. Morse

Books about beekeeping

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition by Dewey M. Caron, Lawrence John Connor, Robert G. Muir and Ann Harman

The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum

The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile

The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping by Roger A. Morse


Magazine articles

Scientific American Article


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