Purchase UMD Honey
Thank you for your interest in supporting the research of UMD Honey Bee Lab by purchasing our honey!
To order, complete the UMD Honey Order Form.
You will receive an auto-confirmation when your order is received.
The following pick up dates are available for picking up orders at the Plant Science Building loading dock:
Tuesday, August 23, from 11:30am–1:00pm
Thursday, August 25, from 11:30am–1:00pm
Tuesday, September 20, from 11:30am–1:00pm
Thursday, September 22, from 11:30am–1:00pm
Please be sure to pick up your order on your requested date or contact us prior to arrange another pick up.
Questions or need to request a different pick up?
Contact Eric Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Plant Sciences Building loading dock driveway is accessible from Regents Drive. It is the first left turn if heading north from the Campus Drive M Circle. There is no sign marking the driveway, but this link should provide directions via Google Maps.
What’s up with the Bees?
Bee season is in full swing! This time of year, there are many sources of flowering forage available including flowering trees and plants, which produce large amounts of nectar to attract pollinators! Right now, honey bee colonies are being split to create new colonies (one or more colony can be created from one strong, overwintered colony). Healthy and rapidly growing colonies will also often cast swarms, sending their old queen out with half of the population and resources to establish a new colony elsewhere. Beekeepers should be staying mindful of and monitoring for growing Varroa destructor mite populations in their colonies to maintain the health of their colonies now and throughout the season. Colonies are also building up food stores as the nectar is flowing. They are already starting to cap 2022 honey!
Our bees are fortunate to be located in pesticide-free agricultural areas owned by University of Maryland, surrounded by abundant flowering trees, crops, and cover crops.
All proceeds from our honey sales go directly back to helping fund our research, extension and outreach work throughout Maryland, as well as help cover expenses for caring for our bees! Be it for yourself or for a friend, UMD Honey is a gift that keeps on giving.
More About Our Honey!
Our honey is produced from research colonies located on campus and at several Maryland farms. More than 150 colonies are utilized each year for honey bee health, epidemiological and best management research to inform both local and national beekeeping practices. Some of these apiaries are used specifically for extension and teaching, capitalizing on our expertise to share and engage with the strong community of Maryland beekeepers.
Honey bees are a vital agricultural component and the only managed pollinator in the US. More than 100 important crops are pollinated by honey bees. Honey bees forage on pollen and nectar sources around our Maryland farms, enjoying a wide range of wildflowers and flowering trees, which creates a superb and flavorful honey. Important floral sources for our bees include Maple, Tulip Poplar, Black Locust, clover, aster, and goldenrod. All honey sale proceeds directly support our research, extension work, and the bees!
If you would like to donate to support our work please visit University of Maryland "Giving to Maryland" Honey Bee Lab Donation Site. Thank you again for your support!
For more information, please email email@example.com.
We accept cash or checks made out to "University of Maryland."
We do not accept credit cards or virtual payment at this time.
1 Pound Queenline Jar (glass)
5.5 ounce Hexagonal Jar (glass)