Upcoming Events

SBA November meeting

November 13, 2019, 7PM

Sam Droege will present The 450 Native Bees in Maryland: No honey, but lots of pollination

Location: Harford Community College

See the meetings page for more details.

SBA holiday party!

6:30PM December 10, 2019 at MaGerk's

Payment due by November 22

Check your email for details and a link to the signup sheet.

Beekeeping introductory class, presented by the SBA

November 23, 2019 9AM–12PM

Harford Community College, $15

More details 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

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.