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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If you see a swarm, please see our swarm information page.

New for 2021 - AABA Listserv

The AABA Listserv will be an open group email which will give us a way to ask questions and learn from each other and more experienced beekeepers in AABA. It will be moderated by Rebecca Krimins.

When you send an email in the listserv, anyone who is a member of the listserv can view/read the email. The emails permit photographs and video attachments (a picture helps with those questions in the bee yard). It's a very helpful way to communicate, especially during COVID-19 times.

To join the AABA listserv, please email honeybeehives2019@gmail.com and include 'add me to the AABA listserv' in the email.  All requests will receive a personal response.  Thank you. 

Our Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Short Course

 2022 Short Course registration is  open.   Please see  https://aabees.org/services/beekeeping-short-course/ for information on the short course and the link to register.  Register soon, the class fills up quickly.

Sign up to receive AABA newsletters at aabees.org to be notified of course news and the Zoom invitation. The meeting will be recorded and a link will be available after October 6, 2021.

Regular Meetings

Open to the general public:

October 19, 2021:   Larry Truchon, EAS Masterbeekeeper,  " Varroa Mite Biology"
November 15, 2021: Crystal Lehmanking, "The Hive as a Superorganism"
December 20, 2021:  We will NOT have a meeting.   Happy Bodhi Day, Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas to all!

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

Maryland State Beekeepers Association [https://www.mdbeekeepers.org/]

2021 November 13 Meeting

In Person! AND via Zoom

EVENT:        MSBA will convene its 113th Annual Fall Meeting, Elections and 84th Honey Show!
LOCATION: Maryland Dept. of Agriculture AND remote via Zoom (Link will be added when available)
ADDRESS:  50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis MD
DAY: 11/13/2021 Saturday, November 13, 2021
TIME:           8:30AM - 3:45PM  (Doors open at 8:15 AM)
WHAT: Speakers include Dennis VanEngelsdorp, PhD, University of Maryland


MSBA MEETINGS:   

If you are signed up for MSBA's "Announcements" you will receive a link the day before the meeting. If you have not yet signed up for "Announcements", please do so now -


Our Meeting Location

Hive Registration 

Have you registered your hives with the Maryland Department of Agriculture?  Maryland Law requires everyone who keeps bees to register their colonies within 30 days of first obtaining a honey bee colony and then annually thereafter.
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