Upcoming Events

SBA February meeting

February 8, 2017, 7PM

Dr. Luke Goembel: Resourceful Beekeeping

Among other topics, Dr. Goembel will discuss the arts of wax-dipping woodenware and building honey extractors.

See the meetings page for more details.

Beekeeping course at Harford Community College

3/3/17–4/15/17 (Fridays) 7PM–9PM

Offered in partnership with the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association, this course is an introduction to the basics of beekeeping. Includes one hands-on session in a local bee yard

See the classes and workshops page for details.

CCBA 2017 Annual Conference

March 11, 2017

See speaker list and registration information at the Chester County Beekeepers Association site

Harford County Agricultural Grant Program for 2017

HARCO is accepting applications for projects that support HARCO agriculture.

More details and application materials on their website


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.

2016-2017 SBA Board Members:

Jason Rubin, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Charles Filburn, Secretary
Pat Endres, 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

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.

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.

The SBA's own Joe Lewis was recently interviewed on the kiwimana buzz show, where he shared his Beekeeping 357 presentation and other insights. Check out the show and some great resources in the show notes on the kiwimana bees website.

George Imirie's Pink Pages: Wander through a well-indexed and large compilation of writing and resources from a Maryland beekeeper.

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

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!