Upcoming Events

SBA January meeting

January 11, 2017, 7PM

Susan Myers from Ladew Topiary Gardens: Landscaping for a New Wild

Susan will discuss landscape techniques and plant choices that will add beauty and functionality to your property as well as support pollinators and ecosystems.

See the meetings page for more details.

SBA 2017 Young Beekeeper Grant

Application deadline January 15, 2017

The grant supports hive equipment, mentoring, and more

See our Young Beekeeper Grant page for details

Beekeeping course at Harford Community College

3/3/17–4/15/17 (Fridays) 7:00PM–9:00PM

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

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.

This hive-point-of-view video of incoming foragers, from Todd Cichonowicz, must be seen. Check it out on YouTube or on our page with other gems from our members.

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!