Upcoming Events

SBA November meeting

November 14, 2018, 7:00PM

Nathalie Steinhauer will discuss Pests, Diseases, and Pesticides Update

Harford Community College

See the meetings page for more details.

The Maryland State Beekeepers 2018 Fall Meeting and Honey Show

Saturday, November 17, 2018 9AM–4PM

Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Annapolis, MD

Speakers include Mel Disselkoen, Val Delcini, and Dr Doug Vinson.

For more information visit the MSBA website.

Beekeeping Introduction course

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9AM–12PM

This class, presented at Harford Community College by the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association, will explain the equipment needed, how to start a hive, and even explain how to make your own equipment.

Cost is $10

More information on the classes and workshops 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.

2017-2018 SBA Board Members:

Jason Rubin, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Charles Filburn, Secretary
Doug Shuman, 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

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.

A recent story in the Economist discusses Bee Health Guru, an app that profiles sounds emitted by a honeybee colony to determine its health status.

The Baltimore Sun's Harford Magazine recently profiled several SBA beekeepers, including Lloyd Snyder, John Knapstein, Jane Kulh, Drew Denton, Jason Rubin, and Alan Cohen. Take a look at the article (and photos) here!

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!