Upcoming Events

SBA September meeting

September 11, 2019, 7PM

Discussion: Preparing Hives for the Winter

Location: Steppingstone Farm Museum Studio building

See the meetings page for more details.

Maryland State Fair

August 22 to September 2, 2019

Entries due August 20-21

Volunteers are needed on August 28 to help with honey sales. Check your email for details.

More information at www.marylandstatefair.com.

Steppingstone Farm Museum Fall Harvest and Crafts Festival

September 28 and 29, 2019

Volunteers needed! check your email for details.


Join the SBA! Learn about member benefits here.

Current members: there are 52 (at least) ways for you to commit just a little or just a little more of your time and talents to the club! You'll have no trouble finding where you fit in.

2018-2019 SBA Board Members:

Jason Rubin, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Douglas Shuman, Secretary
Jason Rosenzweig, Treasurer
Harry Dutcher, Past President

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Photo credits throughout: Dennis Hertzog, Brian Greenlee, Todd Cichonowicz

The goal of the SBA is to educate association members and the public about honeybees, beekeeping and related arts, to provide a resource for established beekeepers, to aid new beekeepers in bee management techniques, to inform the public about the value of honeybees, and to promote beekeeping in general!

SBA apparel is now available. Check out the Bee Board for details.

Watch this space for updates and special announcements

Honey bee on wingstem (golden honey plant) at Steppingstone, where it is plentiful this fall.

Interestingly, it appears that bees can discern each other's age and rank by scent, as reported in a recent article.

Pat Endres, SBA member, shared photos and a video of his "Tower of Power," a hive started from a swarm last fall that has turned into a major producer. Photos and a video here.

Jason Rubin's Bee-minder notes for each SBA meeting will now be posted on the website. The Bee-minder page is linked from the meetings page, as well.

Learn from your fellow bee (keepers)

Explore resources from SBA members and meeting speakers, including articles and videos about bees and beekeeping, in the two sections under 'keeping bees,' above.

Bee Informed, Sentinel Apiary, and Hive Scales

Susquehanna Beekeepers participate in The Bee Informed Partnership, The Sentinel Apiary Project, and the Hive Scale Program.