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Welcome to Beekeeping in Maryland

We sell top quality nucs & MD raised queens.
Queens are kept laying in a nuc and never banked.

Have a question about your bees?
Want us to look at your hive?
We now offer several consultation services.

  • New to beekeeping? Or simply want more confidence working your hive? We offer several beekeeping classes that help you keep healthy hives.
  • Our upcoming August 13th Winter Ready class teaches you how to prepare your hive to survive.
  • Need a gift for a beekeeping friend or yourself? Check out our book Simple, Smart Beekeeping
  • Stay in touch by signing up for our FreeBee newsletter.
  • Want to see a picture of our pollinator meadow and learn why we devoted 7 acres to feeding bees and butterflies?
  • For more information on bees, beekeeping and the intriguing history of the honey bee, browse through our articles and fun facts section or read some excerpts of the articles we have published in American Bee Journal.
  • Are you looking to learn more about bees or honey? Do you need a speaker for your club, party or event? Kirsten & Michael Traynor are sought after speakers, who put a lot of time and thought into their presentations, making sure that beekeepers and the general public both walk away with new, useful information.
  • Become a successful beekeeper with our book Simple, Smart Beekeeping, a full color guide to keeping honey bees with 190+ images taken in the field around the world. Signed copies available.
  • Learn about the medicinal benefits of honey in our book Two Million Blossoms
  • To purchase posters on the medicinal benefits of honey, please send us an email at
  • Learn about the MD State Apiary Inspection Program and how you can register your bees

Like all websites, ours is continually evolving. We welcome your input and suggestions. Please contact us with any pertinent information you feel would be of interest to our readers.

Kirsten & Michael Traynor
Flickerwood Apiary
Longtime Beekeepers, who traveled the world in search of the best beekeeping practices
Owners and Creators of

By Telephone By email

301 371 8527