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Welcome to Beekeeping in Maryland

We sell top quality nucs & MD raised queens.
We had a great spring and still have a few additional nucs available, please see our nuc page.
We start taking orders for 2016 nucs in October.

  • Want to learn organic beekeeping. Sign up for our course on May 14th, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Want to see a picture of our pollinator meadow and learn why we devoted 7 acres to feeding bees and butterflies?
  • 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.
  • 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 travelled the world in search of the best beekeeping practices
Owners and Creators of

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301 371 8527