Upcoming Events

SBA August Potluck Dinner

August 9, 2017, 6:30PM

Check your email for details

Varroa Treatment Demonstration

August 20, 2017, 1PM

The SBA will demonstrate varroa treatments at Steppingstone apiary. Treatment options and application will be exhibited and explained.

Bee veils are required.

Maryland State Fair

August 31, 2017

The SBA will be supporting honey sales at the Maryland State Fair

Volunteers are needed for 12–5PM and 5–10PM shifts.

Check your email for details on how to sign up.

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!