Upcoming Events

SBA February meeting

February 13, 2019, 7:00PM

John Turpin: nutrition, bee research, Varroa, and more

Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132

See the meetings page for more details.

Beekeeping course, 7 sessions

March 1, 2019 through April 20, no class March 22, 7PM—9PM

Offered through Harford Community College. Fee $60.

More information on the courses 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

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!

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

Watch this space for updates and special announcements

The 2019 Young Beekeeper Grant applications are available here. This is a great opportunity to get involved in beekeeping, with equipment and mentorship.

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.

Hearty congratulations to one of our "Young Beekeepers," Lina Goetz! She won "Senior Champion" at this year's Harford County Farm Fair 4-H division for her jar of honey. She also took a 1st place ribbon for her bees wax candles. EXCELLENT JOB!!

A new version of the Honeybee Health Coalition Tools for Varroa Management is available and is linked from the science/bees page.

Harry Dutcher's presentation on Varroa Management (May 2018) is available on the past speakers page.

Locally relevant and informative posters created by young beekeepers working on capstone projects with SBA members are available on the Young Beekeeper Grant page.

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. Newly posted is Joe Lewis' article on the JZs BZs queen cage.

Bee Informed, Sentinel Apiary, and Hive Scales

Susquehanna Beekeepers participate in The Bee Informed Partnership, The Sentinel Apiary Project, and the Hive Scale Program. Click on the photo to check out our hive!