Bee Supportive – Donate!

Your ANNUAL charitable donation is needed. Please bee supportive. You can choose among several very important funds to support. 100% of the donations we receive go to help bees. PLUS, MSBA is 501(c)(3) non-profit, so you may be eligible for tax benefits. Click to see some very worthy … Read More …

Buy NUCs and Packages Locally

Need BEES?  MSBA created this bulletin board to help beekeepers find local beekeepers selling NUCs or Packages. MSBA members who have bees ready to sell can add their contact info to this list using their MSBA Account Profile Page. Only Need a QUEEN? Click HERE for our list of Local Beekeepers with QUEENS for Sale This list is provided as a free service, and  MSBA does not screen or endorse sellers. This list is sorted by zipcode, but you can Read More …

Buy Local Queens

Need to re-Queen?  MSBA created this bulletin board to help beekeepers find local queens to buy.  MSBA members who have queens ready to sell can add their contact info to this list using their MSBA Profile Page. Need a Queen AND Bees? Click HERE to see our list of local beekeepers selling NUCs and Packages. This listing is provided as a free service.  MSBA does not screen or endorse sellers. (MEMBERS, add or remove your name from this page using your Read More …

Buy Local Honey

Supporting local beeKEEPERS is one way to support local BEES!  To help Maryland residents find super local honey, MSBA created  this bulletin board.  When MSBA members have honey to sell, they can post their contact info here by updating their Member Profile. This list is provided as a free service, and  MSBA does not screen or endorse sellers. This list is sorted by zipcode, but you can sort by any column by clicking on its header.  

Apiary Fund

What’s the cheapest way to protect your bees?  Support MD’s Apiary Inspectors. They’re stopping the spread of bee diseases.    State Apiary Inspector Cybil Preston and  Mack-the-dog are certified in American Foulbrood detection. At no charge to the beekeepers, they inspect hives throughout the entire state, along with just a handful of other inspectors. The project is  only partially funded by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, so we should do two things to help them protect our bees: 1) Register your hives Read More …

License Plate

The Maryland State Beekeepers Association has its own MVA License Plate! YOU can drive around with a HONEY BEE LICENSE PLATE! To purchase the plate, you must: 1. Be a member of MSBA.   2. Use a Credit Card* or PayPal* to give MSBA a $15 Donation   3. Submit forms to Maryland Dept. of Transportation, along with their one-time $25 fee for an “Organizational Specialty Plate WITH Logo”

REPORT A SWARM!

Do You Have a Swarm of Honey Bees?Maryland Beekeepers Want to Give them a Home! Beekeepers in Maryland are very interested in saving swarms of honey bees, especially successful colonies that grow strong enough to swarm! You can help us protect and raise a sustainable local honey bee population by calling in one of our members to remove a swarm from your property! What is a swarm? Take a look at the pictures on this page: honey bee swarms are Read More …

Join or Renew!

MSBA’s online membership sign-up saves hundreds of volunteer hours that can be put toward beekeeping instead of bookkeeping!  It’ll also save you time, postage and effort. PLEASE use your credit card to complete the application below.   For detailed instructions (with pictures!) CLICK HERE  otherwise, here are the main steps to join: Step 1: Click the gray field under Checkout Options to choose the type of membership you’d like:  “Annual” or  “Lifetime” Step 2: Enter or update your name and email address Step 3: Click Read More …