Bees (Garden)

DC is abuzz with beekeeping organizations! Whether you’re seeking general information about bees, pollination, and the environment or are interested in trainings to become a beekeeper yourself, you’ll want to check out the organizations below as great resources on bees in the DC metro area.

Azure B. LLC

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We offer dedicated, professional beekeeping services & equipment, compact composting systems and a Fruit Share program around the DC Metro area & southern Maryland.

Azure B. LLC

Azure B. LLC - Specific Information on Bees

Bee Informed Partnership

The Bee Informed Partnership is dedicated to working with beekeepers to better understand which management practices work best. We gather survey data from thousands of beekeepers every season to understand how different management practices affect honey bee health, and we report our findings back to the industry.

Bee Informed Partnership

Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba)

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Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba) helps to support be keeping in a variety of different programs including a short course.

Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba)

DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

DPR Urban Garden Division - Specific Information on Bees

Good Sense Farm

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Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey.

Good Sense Farm

Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

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The Montgomery County Beekeepers Association (MCBA) of Maryland supports beekeeping through a varitey of programs such as beekeeping classes for beginners every spring, mentor beekeepers and a monthly newsletter called The Honey Pot.

Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium

The Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium offers Practical Beekeeping for Beginners. The classes are intensive, meet once a week for approximately 2 months and are designed primarily to teach people who want to keep bees.

Northern Virginia Beekeeping Teaching Consortium

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