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:

  • Holds monthly meetings to discuss topics of interest, share information and generally socialize with other bee enthusiasts.  All meetings are open to the public.
  • Offers educational courses designed to provide the basic concepts and management practices for maintaining hives.
  • Distributes the “Hive Tool”,  our monthly newsletter highlighting local and national information.
  • Provides access to an extensive number of local resources.

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!