Upcoming Events

see our full calendar here

SBA monthly meeting November 10, 2021 in person and on Zoom

Bee hive winterizing demonstration and discussion

See the meetings page for more details.

Young Beekeeper Grant applications are open!

For more information see the flyer and the web page with the application.

Girl Scout video about bees

Neithraa, a Girl Scout doing her Silver Award project, has created a video about bees, starring Dennis Hertzog and some of our Young Beekeepers. See the video here.

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

Young Beekeeper Grant Winners!

Winners of the 2021 Young Beekeeper Grant are featured on the Young Beekeeper Grant page.


Join the SBA! Learn about member benefits here.

2020-2021 SBA Board Members:

Charles Thomas, President
Brad Luff, Vice President
Lisa Adkins, Secretary
Jason Rosenzweig, Treasurer
Harry Dutcher, Past President

Contact us!

Contact the webkeeper

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