BeeSA Resources


New to beekeeping? Could use a refresher? We’ve put together some resources to help you get started. Please check with your local county beekeepers’ association for more specific information, regulations, etc. If you hit a roadblock or for immediate assistance, please contact Lynn from Richland Honey Bees at or at 703-994-1769.

It is recommended you pick up colonies in a truck or vehicle where you’re able to travel with windows open. They CANNOT be placed in the trunk to travel, or the bees will die. The cardboard nucleus boxes are not 100% bee-leak proof. Please keep this in mind for save travel. If you don’t have any beekeeping experience, we recommend you take a beekeeping class before purchasing bees.

The following MOM’s stores have backyard beekeeping gear: Center City, Cherry Hill, White Marsh, Arlington, Alexandria, Ivy City, and Hampden.

Beekeeping Associations

In-Person Classes

Online Classes