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.


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The President's Corner

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

Finished for this year...

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 to arrange an extraction time.

  • bring your frames and bottles

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

Local Sales 

Varroa resistant queens from a local (Crumpton) apiarist. 

Packages of bees from Georgia:

Inspected and disease free.

These packages are three-pounds with a marked laying queen.

Stephen Gaetano will again be selling Italian package bees this year, available around March 20, 2022. We believe that this early availability will greatly help new hives build up better for the main honey flow in May. Stephen is located in Front Royal VA, and will be delivering Italian package bees at several pickup points, including Front Royal VA and Easton MD. Package bees can be ordered either from his webpage or by phone. Price is $139 per package. Contact information: webpage: email: phone 540-671-0104

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

Upcoming Events


Please join the Upper Eastern Shore Beekeeping Association on July 14th for our July meeting. 
5:00:  In-hive Demonstration
6:30:  Regular Meeting

Cybil Preston (Head State Apiarist for Maryland, EAS Master Beekeeper) will be joining us for a live in-hive demonstration, and then a sit down meeting.  The meeting will be in two parts.  At 5:00 PM, Cybil will demonstrate how she inspects a hive, and the things she looks for during an inspection.  Inspectors are active again, and inspecting hives in the state.  Cybil will also demonstrate how to do mite counts with an alcohol and sugar roll, and talk about various hive management practices.  For those of you who took the Beekeeping 101 Class in the last two years, here is a great chance to make up for the in person parts of the class that couldn’t be held.  At 6:30, the regular meeting will begin.  Cybil will talk about the inspection process and things she is seeing in hives right now in the state.  She will interpret the results of the mite counts taken during the earlier inspection, and discuss treatment thresholds and treatments.  The meeting will be held in a backyard in Still Pond, and refreshments will be provided.  Join us for both parts of the meeting, or just the regular meeting at 6:30.  Come catch up with your fellow area beekeepers, and enjoy a wealth of good beekeeping education.

Please bring a lawn chair. 
Rain date July 21. 
Questions?  Text or call Mary Laura Fitzgerald (301) 345-8171.

Address and Directions:

26661 Old Still. Pond Rd.
Still Pond, MD

From center of Still Pond (JCT. 292 & 566) go West on 566 just past 5th house on right (South side). Just before the phone pole is grass lane that goes South 150ft past a white barn, through a white gate to the meadow.  If you are coming in from 301, the house will be on the left just before the center of Still Pond.
> Please park along road & walk back

Mentoring contacts:

   Sam Beachy 410-708-9935  or

   Gary Robson 443-480-2285