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
20 More Reasons to Join MSBA
- 1 Swap tips and tricks with beekeepers from across the state
- 2 Meet experts from across the country
- 3 Receive our e-newsletter, the 'Beeline', to stay up-to-date with beekeeping news and events
- 4 Access archival issues of the 'Beeline', to see what you missed
- 5 Become authorized to buy an official Maryland Beekeeping License Plate for your vehicle
- 6 Choose to post your contact info in our Local Honey for Sale Online Directory - Public can find you based on location
- 7 Choose to post your contact info in our Members Only Online Directory - Members can find each other to bee friends
- 8 Coming in 2018 -- Choose a 'Hassle Free' membership which will automatically renew your membership each year ***
***Available only when paying by credit card
We hold 3 meetings a year, and they are HUGE.
- 9 100's of members come (we have over 800 members!)
- 10 A variety of renown experts speak on bees and beekeeping, including biology, genetics, CCD, queen rearing, parasites, anatomy, equipment, etc.
- 11 Panel discussions explore the pros and cons of various beekeeping approaches and methodologies.
- 12 Researchers present their latest findings
- 13 Retail representatives stock booths so you can get a real feel of equipment you've been eyeing in the catalogs.
- 14 There are also fun drawings for free bee supplies to lucky winners
Your MSBA membership dues help support beekeeping in all of Maryland:
- 15 Grant Funds for Graduate Students researching honey bees, including queen rearing, bee health, CCD, etc.
- 16 Maryland Farm Bureau Membership to Support Bee-Friendly Legislation
- 17 American Bee Federation Membership Support
- 18 Annual membership is only $10 / year!
- 19 Lifetime membership is only $200
- 20 Membership period is January thru December
NEW! MSBA has created an online membership sign-up that will save hundreds of volunteer hours that can be put toward beekeeping instead of bookkeeping! It'll also save you time, postage and effort.