Upcoming Events

see our full calendar here

SBA Monthly Meeting February 8, 2023

Honey Exchange

See the meetings page for more details.

SBA won a MD State Fair blue ribbon!

Congratulations to the blue ribbon and Champion ribbon winners, for their Maryland Beekeeping Organizational Display. The display was prepared by SBA members Rita Kryglik and Mary Woolford. See photos of the winners and their display here!

Young Beekeepers

Applications are now being accepted to the SBA Young beekeepers grant program 2023. If you are 14 to 18 years old, residing in the Harford or Cecil County area, and are interested in beekeeping, you are eligible to apply for the SBA Young Beekeeper Grant! This grant is offered once per year to promote interest in beekeeping among young adults. For more information see this page.

Queen rearing photoessay

Jack, one of our Young Beekeepers, along with Dennis Hertzog, successfully made several queens this July. He has documented the process in this essay

Membership

Join the SBA! Learn about member benefits here.

2022-2023 SBA Board Members:

Charles Thomas, President
Russel English, Vice President
Susan Warner, Secretary
Lynn Beiner, Treasurer
Harry Dutcher, Past President

Committe Chairpersons

Mary Wolford, Membership Chair
Brad Luff, Cecil County Coordinator

Contact us!

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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.

Member benefits: As a club we help our members by buying bulk purchases of different beekeeping products that are needed to feed bees, treat for diseases, as well as items used in harvesting honey. The club has honey harvesting equipment that can be borrowed by members. For more information see the membership page.

Young beekeepers grant program: if you are 14 to 18 years old, residing in the Harford or Cecil County area, and are interested in beekeeping, you are eligible to apply for the SBA Young Beekeeper Grant! This grant is offered once per year to promote interest in beekeeping among young adults. For more information see this page.

Meetings are held at 7PM in person or via zoom on the second Wednesday of each month and are open to the public.
Spring/Summer location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Fall/Winter location:
Harford County Community College, Chesapeake Center dining room
Bel Air, MD 21015

For directions to either location see the meetings page