Upcoming Events

SBA October meeting

October 9, 2019, 7PM

Jeremy Barnes and Dave Papke: Natural Beekeeping

Location: Harford Community College

See the meetings page for more details.

Maryland State Beekeepers fall meeting and honey show

November 2, 2019

Learn from nationally recognized guest speakers!

Location: Maryland Dept of Agriculture in Annapolis

9AM–4PM

More information at the MSBA site.

Membership

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

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!

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.