top of page
MY BUTTON
MY BUTTON

UESBA's purpose is to organize programs for current and future beekeepers, educate and teach responsible and modern beekeeping practices, and inform the public of the importance of honey bees to our survival. The UESBA serves primarily Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties of Maryland.

The President's Corner

 

UESBA will have Honey processing set up @ Piney Grove Events starting Monday 24 June for approx 2wks. We have all equipment setup. Just bring your warm honeyframes & containers/jars. Asking for a donation to reimburse Liebers for electricity.
Call Gary Robson 443-480-2285 for scheduling

 

Meetings completed this year 2023:

Need to Spin Honey?

Gary has setup to spin honey for next 2 weeks @ Piney Grove, 7281 Wilkins Ln. All you need is your warm frames & Honey containers! call Gary 443-480-2285 to schedule.

 

Request for Bee Suits...

Gary Robson is working with ShoreRivers on an "Expedition" fundraising project. Specifically to host a couple hive inspections/Bee education events for donors ( in conjunction w/presentation of erosion control projects @ Starkey Farm.)

 

For this we need several Bee suits/ jackets & gloves.
Gary needs the suits for the last week Sept/ 1st wk Oct.


Call Gary if you can help: 443-480-2285

 

 

Its honey extraction time! July 15 through the 27th.

UESBA will host honey processing 7/15-27 @ Liebers Piney Grove, 7218 Wilkins La. Chestertown.

Just bring honey frames & containers, We have all other equipment ready.

Please contact Gary Robson 443-480-2285 or Bob Atwater 410-708-3813 to coordinate.

We only ask for a donation to help mitigate electric power expenses.

 

Locally-bred Varroa Resistant Queens for Sale

Dennis Helmer (Crumpton-based Betty Bee Queen Co.), has about 60 varroa resistant honeybee queens for sale.

 

Betty Bee Queen Company 

106 Market Street, Crumpton, Maryland 21628, United States
Give Dennis a call:  443-515-7133

bettybeequeenco.com

 

Next meeting:

Wednesday April 12th - Topic will be Integrated Pest Management

Presenter: Mark Dykes

Extension and Bee Squad Coordinator

VanEnglesDorp Bee Lab 

 

Usual meeting location info for the barn.

Time: 6:30 PM
Where: 25050 Learman Road, Chestertown, MD

 

Royal Bee Apiaries will again be selling Italian package bees, available March 18th, 2023. These are treated and inspected 3 LB packages with a marked, laying Italian queen in her cage.

 

Located in Front Royal VA. I will be delivering Italian package bees at 4 pickup points; Front Royal VA, Fairfax VA, Annapolis MD, and Salisbury MD.  

Package bees can be ordered either from my website or by phone. Price is $139 per package. For larger orders of 5+ there is a 5% discount on the total. Pickup details will be emailed to you prior to pickup and posted on my website. Please select your pickup spot and make sure to include your email address. 

My customers have been very impressed with the quality of these packages from our supplier in Georgia. The packages are nearly free of dead bees and we've had only a handful of bad queens in hundreds of packages. My customers have raved about the early start these packages give their hives. 

Contact information:

Steve Gaetano 

webpage: www.royalbeeco.com

email: royalbeesales@gmail.com

phone: 540-671-0104

 

First UESBA meeting of 2023!  Hope to see you there!

Program:  Making Propolis Tinctures and Sprays
                  Winter Check-In and Questions
                  Upcoming Club Citizen Science Projects (with prizes 🐝)

When:  January 11, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: 25050 Learman Road, Chestertown, MD

Dress warmly.

Important Directions Info:

When you turn onto Learman Road, the driveway entrance is on the right about 100 yards after you turn onto Learman.  There is a big wagon wheel at the entrance to the driveway.  Ignore the GPS when it tells you to go 1/4 mile and the location will be on the left!  The GPS is lying to you 🙂.  When you turn right at the wagon wheel, follow the driveway up until you see buildings.  The meeting will be in the metal sided barn, which is the first building on your right.  It is fine to park anywhere on the grass.

 

cancelled Beginners Beekeeeping Class

cancelled Beginners Beekeeping class starts January 22 and goes for 6 sessions. The class is cancelled presented via zoom and/or in-person at the Wye River Research Center. Please cancelled visit the Wye River Beekeepers page for the details and how to cancelled cancelled register: http://wyeriverbeekeepers.org/

We will update this when we have more information :(

Gary Robinson, 443-480-2285 robsongaryandnancy@gmail.com, has beekeeping equipment for sale. Give him a call or send an email.

                     

                                                        Catalog price             Price Each

                                           

 

Deep boxes – 12ea                                $23.30                    $10

 

wood frames – 60 ea                              $2.19                       $1                

 

Bottom Board Screened – 10ea             $20.70                   $10

 

Angled landing base – 4 ea                    $16.40                    $8    

 

Inner Covers – 4 ea                                 $13.55                    $6

 

Fondant Spacers 1”– 4 ea                           $1                     $1

Fondant Spacers 2”– 9 ea                           $1                     $1

 

Feeders in hive Various styles – 8ea.       $20                       $8

 

Fume Boards – 2 ea                                  $12                      $5


 

Local Sales 

Varroa resistant queens from a local (Crumpton) apiarist. https://bettybeequeenco.com 

Synthetic Drawn Comb: Contamination Concern

Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Amsterdam may have the answer.

Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop

 

Meetings completed this year 2022:

 

Join the UESBA for our last meeting of 2022! 

 

Speaker to be announced shortly.

When:  November 9, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM

Where: 25050 Learman Road, Chestertown, MDI

mportant Directions Info:When you turn onto Learman Road, the driveway entrance is on the right about 100 yards after you turn onto Learman.  There is a big wagon wheel at the entrance to the driveway.  Ignore the GPS when it tells you to go 1/4 mile and the location will be on the left!  The GPS is lying to you .  When you turn right at the wagon wheel, follow the driveway up until you see buildings.  The meeting will be in the metal sided barn, which is the first building on your right.  It is fine to park anywhere on the grass.

September 14 Bee Association Meeting

 

Looking forward to having you at the Upper Eastern Shore Beekeeping Association September meeting this Wednesday.  Since it’s a new location, I wanted to update you with some additional directions assistance.  When you turn onto Learman Road, the driveway entrance is on the right about 100 yards after you turn onto Learman.  There is a big wagon wheel at the entrance to the driveway.  Ignore the GPS when it tells you to go 1/4 mile and the location will be on the left!  The GPS is lying to you :-).  When you turn right at the wagon wheel, follow the driveway up until you see buildings.  The meeting will be in the metal sided barn, which is the first building on your right.  It is fine to park anywhere on the grass.

Join the Upper Eastern Shore Beekeepers Association for a September Meeting in a new, spacious Chestertown venue.  Plenty of room for social distancing.

DATE:  September 14, 2022
TIME: 6:30 PM
TOPIC:  Preparing for Winter
SPEAKER:  Allan Storm (Stormy Acres Bee Farm)
LOCATION:  25050 Learman Road
                      Chestertown, MD

 

Starting Friday Sept. 1 and going for about 1 week: Its honey extraction time!

The Lieber's are offering their extraction room and equipment to the bee association members. Contact Gary Robinson 443-480-2285 robsongaryandnancy@gmail.com to arrange an extraction time.

  • bring your frames and bottles

  • we are asking a $1 donation to defray electricity costs

 

Mentoring contacts:

   Sam Beachy 410-708-9935  or

   Gary Robson 443-480-2285

bottom of page