Our Purpose

The Anne Arundel Beekeepers Association's purpose is to promote beekeeping in the county; provide a reliable source of information to beekeepers and the public regarding bees, beekeeping, and bee management; provide contact information about providers of bee related services, supplies, and products.  We've been teaching Beekeepers and caring for Honey Bees in Anne Arundel County, MD since 1964. For AABA's complete history, click here.

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Our Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Short Course

Registration is now closed, classes began 13 January.

Regular Meetings

Open to the general public:
AABA Meetings [via Zoom until further notice]
Tuesday, February 16
Dr. Sammy Ramsey - “Mites drink blood and two other alternative facts"
Rebecca Krimins - The importance of continuing honey bee education WHILE maintaining one's own honey bee colonies.  

Upcoming Events 2021  [Speakers and topics to be decided – we welcome suggestions]

Tuesday, March 16
Charles Deberber - Spring Splits and swarm prevention
Jan Poston-Day - Record Keeping
Tuesday April 20
Dr. Keith Delaplane - new research on honey bee multiple mating and its effects on bee breeding and health
Mike Mehalick - Hive inspections what to consider before popping that top.
Tuesday May 18
Allen Storm - Beekeeping in Belgium
M. Jais-Mick - Lessons from the MCBA teaching apiary
Tuesday, August 17
Tuesday, October 19

Maryland State Beekeepers Association [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]
February 13, 2021 Winter Meeting via Zoom, Dr. Tom Seeley
June 12, 2021 Spring Meeting, Dr. Jaime Ellis
October 20, 2020, 7:00-9:00 PM (Online)

Our Meeting Location

Hive Registration 

Have you registered your hives with the Maryland Department of Agriculture?
2021 Apiary Registration - Remember to register your bees – registration is free.
Maryland Department of Agriculture:
https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/apiary_inspection.aspx
Cybil Preston, State Apiarist: 410-562-3464 (phone or text message) or email
cybil.preston@maryland.gov