Upcoming Events

SBA June meeting

June 12, 2019, 7:00PM

"Preparing honey for competitions, and how to judge honey" presented by John Knapstein

Summer location: Steppingstone Farm Museum

See the meetings page for more details.

SBA presentation: Honey Bees and You: A Brief History of Bees, What Honey Bees Do, What Beekeepers Do, and What You Can Do For Honey Bees

June 23, 2019, 1:00PM

Steppingstone Farm Museum Studio

More information on our Facebook page


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

The EPA is banning twelve products containing harmful pesticides. Listen to the story here.

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. More photos and a video here.

Interesting link about bee-themed tourist sites (apitourism), including workshops, safaris, spas, honey tasting, and more.

'tis the season! Harry Dutcher's Swarm Seducer presentation from the April meeting is available for download here and on the past speaker presentations page.

Young beekeeper grants were awarded to Malinah, Emma, Michael, Braeden, Blake, and Zoe. Congratulations! Anyone interested in mentoring one of these new beekeepers, please contact Jason Rubin.

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.

Recordings of the talks given by young beekeepers at the October meeting are now available. Check out this page to listen to updates from these talented folks.

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.