Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Introduction (presented by the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association)

Offered through Harford Community College

Saturday, November 21 9am-12pm
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SBA Holiday Party!

December 9, 2015, 6:30PM, Fallston United Methodist Church. Contact us with questions


Join the SBA! Learn about member benefits here.

2015-2016 SBA Board Members:

Harry Dutcher, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Rita Kryglik, Secretary
Pat Endres, Treasurer
Dennis Hertzog, Past President

Aileen Richards, newsletter editor

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Photo credits throughout: Dennis Hertzog, Brian Greenlee

The Susquehanna Beekeepers Association strives to educate association members about honeybees, beekeeping and related arts, and to inform the public about the value of honeybees and beekeeping. The SBA provides educational opportunities and networking resources for both new and established beekeepers.

Prehistoric bees

A recent study from the University of Bristol suggest that bees have been kept by humans for nearly 10,000 years!! After finding beeswax and propolis in cooking pots from Turkey and other areas, researchers concluded that these communities were actively keeping bees! Wonder what they used for protective gear.
The article is worth looking at if only for the amazing image of a hollow log hive. Bees are incredible engineers . . . and artists!

Social learning in action!

SBA members and meeting speakers have amassed a body of informative and entertaining articles and videos about bees and beekeeping. Explore these materials in the two sections under 'keeping bees,' above.

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!