Announcements (5)

* Register now for the 2018 Beginning Beekeeping Short Course

* 2018 club nuc sales are open now.

* Reserve Saturday, December 2 for the Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner.

* Three area high school students are researching the effect of winter temperatures on the lifespan of the bee. The students want to gain some information on this topic so they can innovate and create a bee hive heating system to keep the bees from dying without harming them. Will you complete their very short survey to provide the information they need? Survey link is here.

* We need a volunteer to take over the position of treasurer.  Our current treasurer is retiring but very willing to give all the help that is necessary during the transition.  You do not need to be an accountant or financial wizard to take on this role.  Any interested CMBA member should contact Lloyd Snyder, our Nominating Committee Chair, at  Thanks!


Who joins CMBA?
Anyone interested in promoting and learning about honeybees can join! Our members include commercial, sideline, and hobby keepers as well as non-beekeepers who share our fascination with bees.

What does CMBA do?

Our mission is simple – we strive to educate our members on the best methods and practices for successful beekeeping, and to educate the public on the importance and value of honeybees in our ecosystem. Our non-profit organization does this in the following ways:

  • We hold monthly meetings to discuss topics of interest, share information and generally socialize with other bee enthusiasts.  All meetings are open to the public.
  • We offer educational courses designed to provide the basic concepts and management practices for maintaining hives.
  • The “Hive Tool”,  our monthly newsletter, brings local and national information to club members.
  • Our club provides access to an extensive number of local resources, and more.
  • Our partnership with the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council provides members and nonmembers with educational opportunities regarding the importance of honeybees in a complex environment.

Where does CMBA meet?

Our meetings are held at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center near Hunt Valley Maryland at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030. If you have questions about the CMBA, its schedule or policies, please use this CMBA website contact information.

CMBA meeting cancellations generally follow facility closures by either the Baltimore Co. Parks and Rec. Dept. or the Baltimore Co. Government. To verify a meeting cancellation, please see the CMBA Meetings schedule and the WBAL Closing & Delays section.

How do I join CMBA?

Everything you need is right here. You can print and mail the membership form, or register and pay on line.  Either way, you will be glad you became a member of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association!