Welcome to the DC Beekeepers Alliance

The DC Beekeepers Alliance is a non-profit association of beekeepers in Washington DC, founded in 2010. We function as a membership organization dedicated to honey bee health and beekeeper education in the Nation's Capital.

This site is intended as a resource for beekeepers (and wanna-bees) in Washington, DC.

  • We educate folks interested in becoming beekeepers 
  • We offer mutual support to community members
  • We build skills in areas of special interest (like Top Bar Hives or Queen Rearing) 
  • We give talks and participate in outreach to the public on honeybees, pollination and the environment
  • We collect swarms of bees 
  • We work with community and government organizations on public projects
  • We meetup on the third Wednesday of every month. Check out our meeting link at left!

Members are welcome to ask questions, contribute content, and participate in organizing activities.

Join our discussion groups on Facebook or Google. Both are closed to protect beekeeper privacy, so we'd like you to request to join.

Nearby Beekeeping Activities

The DC Beekeepers Alliance is part of a lively community of beekeeping organizations—including clubs, businesses, government labs and university researchers—throughout the MidAtlantic. All of these hold talks, schedule events, offer speakers, and participate in beekeeper education at a variety of levels. Please visit our Links page to learn who's around!

To Contact Us

Please send input, ideas and questions to dcbees@dcbeekeepers.org!

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