20 Reasons to Join MSBA


  • The Maryland State Beekeeper Association is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the advancement of beekeeping and the improvement of beekeeping skills in Maryland since 1908.
  • MSBA membership is the perfect compliment to your local club membership, and your next step in advancing your beekeeping
  • Swap tips and tricks with beekeepers from across the state
  • Meet experts from across the country 
  • Receive our e-newsletter, the 'Beeline', to stay up-to-date with beekeeping news and events
  • Find local Queens for Sale (or list your own for sale) on our special web page.
  • Become authorized to buy an official Maryland Beekeeping License Plate for your vehicle
  • Choose to post your Local Honey for Sale  in our online list, and drum up extra business
  • Choose to post your contact info in our Members Only Online Directory - Members can find each other to bee friends 
  • Choose a 'Hassle Free' membership which will automatically renew your membership each year.

We hold 3 meetings a year, and they are HUGE.

  • 100's of members come (we have over 800 members!)
  • A variety of renown experts speak on bees and beekeeping, including biology, genetics, CCD, queen rearing, parasites, anatomy, equipment, etc.
  • Panel discussions explore the pros and cons of various beekeeping approaches and methodologies.
  • Researchers present their latest findings
  • Retail representatives stock booths so you can get a real feel of equipment you've been eyeing in the catalogs.
  • There are also fun drawings for free bee supplies to lucky winners

Your MSBA membership dues help support beekeeping in all of Maryland:

  • Grant Funds for Graduate Students researching honey bees, including queen rearing, bee health, CCD, etc.
  • Maryland Farm Bureau Membership to Support Bee-Friendly Legislation
  • American Bee Federation Membership Support

Membership Dues

  • Annual membership is only  $20 / 365 days!
  • Renew early - 365 days are added to the end of your membership! You get every day you pay for.
  • Lifetime membership is only $200