In the 1990s, the club met in a small meeting room at Larkey Park. Club members began a lending library, a newsletter, and a swarm list. One member, Stan Umlauft, designed a logo with the MDBA letters inside a hexagon, incorporating the symbols of a mountain and honeycomb. During this time, the MDBA stepped up its work in public service with members volunteering at county fairs, schools, and community events to try to educate people about honey bees and beekeeping. The varroa mite had arrived and changes in agricultural practices were contributing to a worldwide decline in the honey bee population.