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Beekeeping Classes
& Slide Talks

Entertaining presentations taught by
Master Beekeeper and Photographer
Steve McDaniel

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2018 Beginning Beekeeping Short Courses

This year Steve McDaniel will teach TWO courses:
both are two-Saturday intensive classes
in beginning beekeeping for busy people.

The first course will be held on 
February 10 and 17, 2018
at the Baltimore Co. Center for MD Agriculture
1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Contact the park at  410-887-8570.

The second will be held on
March 24 and 31, 2018
at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills
11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Register online at

Presentations and Slide Talks

Topics for general audiences:

More detailed talks for beekeepers:

  • Inside the World of the Honey Bee
           All the basics about bees
  • The Secret Lives of Bees
           An Intimate Look at an Amazing Insect
  • Global Warming -- What can you believe?
           Climate change from the perspective
           of a nature photographer and beekeeper
  • Producing Practically Perfect Honey and Beeswax
  • Love is in the Air:  Plants and their Pollinators
  • Keeping Your Bees Alive
  • Saving the Bees
           What you can do to help these valuable creatures
  • Catching the Impossible Swarm
  • Getting Started in Beekeeping
          Why raise stinging insects?
  • The Business of Beekeeping
  • Wildflowers of Maryland
  • Close-up Honey Bee Photography
  • Maryland's Scenic Beauty
  • Not Just Wildflower Honey 
           Identifying Premium Flavors
  • The Magic of Hawai'i
  • Digital Nature Photography
  • The Joy of Beekeeping
           How  bees help you get in touch
           with nature and yourself
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