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 at OR 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

Date Topic Speaker
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Members Meeting “Seven Years, Two Packages!”  Luke Goembel keeps bees in Towson. He speaks to us about what he has learned in his time as a beekeeper about succeeding in suburbia that time frame – including some interesting methods and equipment.
Monday,
September 19, 2016
Board
Meeting
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Members Meeting Dr. Jay Evans, Research Leader of the Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, will explain the latest of what is going on with studies and projects at the national level regarding our beloved honey bees.
Monday,
October 17,
2016
Board
Meeting
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Members Meeting World traveler, diving guide, and cultural beekeeping expert Dr. Susan Langley brings us her knowledge about traditions of keeping honey bees in Asia.  Endlessly informative and knowledgeable, you won’t want to miss this!
Monday,
November 21, 2016
Board
Meeting
Saturday, December 3, 2016 Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner Bring a dish and be prepared to relax, converse with friends, and have a good time! Elections, 4th Annual Best-Worst Bee Story, 2016
Monday,
December 19, 2016
Board
Meeting
 TBD – only if needed
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Members Meeting Dr. Eglute Trinkauskaite gives us a fascinating look at honey bees through the folk/spiritual lens.  She has researched folklore related to traditional Lithuanian beliefs and will relate to us the multiple importances of Apis mellifera in that culture.
Monday, January 16, 2017 Board
Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Members Meeting  Dr. Lewis Ziska from the USDA Agricultural Research Service will speak to us about an interesting effect of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on plant pollen.
Monday, February 20, 2017 Board
Meeting