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 +/-

2015-2016 General Meeting Schedule/Speakers

Date Topic Speaker
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Members Meeting Karen Rennich gives us “BIP: News From the Front Lines”, analysis on the latest results from the
Bee Informed Partnership.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Members Meeting Frank Linton speaks to us about his book, “The Observation Hive”, and what we can learn from having a window on the world of the hive. (tentative)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Members Annual Potluck Picnic! Bring a dish and be prepared to relax, converse with friends, and have a good time!
This meeting is from 6-9 PM.
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Members Meeting World traveler, diving guide, and cultural beekeeping expert 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!
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