SBA April meetingApril 12, 2017, 7PM
Featured speaker: Larry Truchon
See the meetings page for more details.
Harford County Earth DayPOSTPONED to April 23, 2017 11AM–4PM
Join the SBA at Festival Park in Aberdeen! Volunteers can sign up at the April SBA meeting. More information here
Intermediate Beekeeping Lessons & PracticesApril 30–October 1, 2017
Intended for beekeepers who would benefit from mentored hands-on experience. Each lesson will consist of an in-depth discussion on a specific timely topic, followed by practical demonstrations in the apiary.
$25 per lesson
Location: Maryland Agriculture Resource Center (MARC), Cockeysville
Visit the Maryland Agriculture Resource Center (MARC) site for information and to register.
Eastern Apicultural Society ConferenceJuly 31–August 4, 2017
University of Delaware, Newark DE
The EAS annual conference offers a wealth of opportunities to learn about bees and beekeeping.
For more information and to register, visit their website.
MembershipJoin 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.
2016-2017 SBA Board Members:Jason Rubin, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Charles Filburn, Secretary
Pat Endres, Treasurer
Harry Dutcher, Past President
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 announcementsThe SBA Young Beekeepers Grants were recently awarded. This year's recipients, Laura O'Leary and Noah, are featured on the young beekeepers award page. Congratulations to Noah and Laura!
Joe Lewis was recently interviewed for the Beekeepers Corner. Take a look at the YouTube video!
Get ready for spring! A new installment of Bob Crouse's notes from the apiary is available on the member articles page. Also, the 5th edition of the Tools for Varroa Management, from the Honey Bee Health Coalition, is now available.
Randy Oliver's Scientific Beekeeping articles page was recently updated, providing a rich resource for new and veteran beekeepers. His articles summarize research from dozens of peer-reviewed and largely open access sources.
Take the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.
A free bee health app developed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry provides pictures and information about bee pests and diseases, as well as recommended management practices. Free to download for Android and iOS.
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 Todd Cichonowicz's time lapse bee video, which must be seen to be believed!
Bee Informed, Sentinel Apiary, and Hive Scales