Keep an eye out for future dates! To be posted very soon.


Intended for beekeepers who would benefit from mentored hands-on experience. Each lesson will consist of an in-depth discussion on a specific timely topic, followed by practical demonstrations in the apiary. Lessons will cover a full season of beekeeping. Everyone will have the opportunity to work with live colonies guided by an experienced beekeeper. Lessons are informal, allowing time for questions of all sorts. Learn from observation and actually working with honey bee colonies. Educate yourself. Meet other beekeepers. Help the honey bees.NOTES: Sundays from 11:00AM-2:00PM, rain or shine. Pre-requisite: beginner beekeeping course. Preregistration required, no drop-ins. Please bring your protective gear (extra veils are available). Children over 10 yrs old accompanied by an adult are welcome at Family pricing. Limiting spaces available. 

Taught By:

David Papke, a past president of CMBA, has kept bees for 40 years in OH, MD, PA, and Belize, C.A. with the Peace Corps. He currently lives in York County, PA renting colonies to growers for pollination and producing honey for the local market.

Lloyd Snyder, a past president of CMBA, is a third generation beekeeper in MD and PA. Currently lives in White Hall, MD renting colonies for pollination, producing local honey, queens and nucs. Also provides package bees and beekeeping equipment for the mid-Atlantic region.


Please join us for our Free Pollinator Workshop this Sunday at 1pm. Click here for more information


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