CMBA member meetings are normally the first Tuesday of each month at Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Shawan Rd. Cockeysville, MD. Special events will be announced on the Home page. Board meetings are normally the third Monday at OR. Short Course times and dates as shown below, if current. Cancellations follow the Baltimore Co. school system.

Member & Board Meetings start at 7:00PM, so come early for visiting.  If our speaker has authored a book, we’ll usually have a table set up by about 6:30 PM for book sales. From May-September, there will be open-hive demos in the meadow for at least half an hour before meeting time, weather allowing. Nominal starting time for open hives: 6PM +/-

2016-2017 General CMBA Meeting Schedule and Speakers

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Members Meeting Dr. Peter Borst of Cornell University presents “Sustainable Beekeeping, Keeping the Hive Alive”.

About our speaker: Peter L Borst has worked in the beekeeping industry since his first job working as beekeeper’s helper in Wolcott NY, in 1974. In the late 1970s he helped run a beekeeping supply store in the San Diego area, where he served beekeepers of all levels of expertise. In addition to selling equipment and supplies, he was able to get an especially broad viewpoint of their problems and concerns.

Among other things, Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Research for seven years. He was an apiary inspector for New York State from 2006 to 2008. He is currently employed at Cornell doing biomedical research and is President of the Finger Lakes Bee Club.

Peter is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal, writing on topics as diverse as beekeeping technique, the composition and value of pollen for bees, and the history of bee breeding. He enjoys presenting on these topics for venues ranging from local elementary schools to the American Beekeeping Federation annual conference (2015).

Monday,
April 17,
2017
Board
Meeting
Tuesday,
May 2,
2017
Members Meeting CMBA member and Master Beekeeper Steve McDaniel will give us his presentation on “Catching the Impossible Swarm”.

Steve will also be doing the open hive demonstration on testing for Varroa mites before the meeting at 6 PM.

Monday,
May 15,
2017
Board
Meeting
Tuesday,
June 6,
2017
Members Meeting Devra Kitterman, beekeeper, CMBA member, and landscape architect, speaks on how to turn your lawn into a garden of the best plants for pollinators.
Tuesday,
July 11,
2017
(Second
Tuesday)
Members Meeting
Tuesday,
August 1,
2017
Members Picnic 6 PM – 9 PM at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center’s Pavilion

We’ll make details available closer to the event.

Tuesday,
September 5,
2017
Members Meeting
Monday,
September 18,
2017
Board Meeting
Monday,
October 16,
2017
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
October 24,
2017
(Fourth
Tuesday)
Members Meeting  Dewey Caron