Upcoming Events

SBA July meeting

July 12, 2017, 7PM

Panel Discussion with Mandee, Brad and Jeff

Bring questions, or send questions in advance to susquehannabeekeepers@gmail.com.

Location: Steppingstone Farm Museum

See the meetings page for more details.

2017 Mason Dixon Fair

July 10–15, Delta PA

Apiary entries accepted on Sunday, July 9, from 5PM to 8PM. Exhibits will be released on Sunday, July 16, from 12PM to 2PM.

For more information visit their website.

SBA Honey Extraction Demonstration

July 16, 2017, 2PM

Instruction will be given on how to use extraction equipment for separating honey from the comb. This event is for both SBA members and the general public, so bring your friends and relatives. Honey samples will be provided!

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre de Grace, MD


Harford County Farm Fair

July 24–29, 2017

SBA volunteers are needed. Email susquehannabeekeepers@gmail.com to sign up.

Visit the Farm Fair website for details.

Eastern Apicultural Society Conference

July 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.

Intermediate Beekeeping Lessons & Practices

April 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 Agricultural Resource Council (MARC), Cockeysville

Visit the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC) site for information and to register.


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

BeeBee trees are available! Contact Dennis Hertzog dhzog@verizon.net. See the Bee Board for more photos.

Got honey? Members can take advantage of the SBA Honey Extraction Equipment Loan Program. Contact John Knapstein at (410) 692-9823 to schedule equipment pickup. Extractors, uncapping knives and tubs, and strainers are available.

Click on the beehive or go to the Young Beekeeper grant page to read an update from North Harford High School.

Read this amazing National Geographic Article on honey hunters in Nepal. Getting honey from Himalayan giant honeybees requires a rope to climb 300 feet upward, into ther nest.

The book, Better Queens, by Jay Smith is available on the Bush Bees website and is a terrific reference for anyone interested in rearing queens.

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!