MSBA welcomes Jerry Hayes as the keynote of our Fall 2o14 meeting, which will also include our annual honey show, elections, and talks on Maryland beekeeping. Jerry Hayes is the Commercial Director of BeeLogics, a bee health company focusing on RNAi-based products founded in 2007 and acquired by Monsanto in 2011.
Jerry has worked with universities, the USDA, major beekeeping supply companies, and the Florida Department of Agriculture in a career which has spanned more than three decades and now takes aim at a possible new technology for improving honey bee health.
Also, Dadant will take orders for delivery to the meeting with no sales tax, delivery fees.
Would you like to gain insight into the nectar flows in your area? Learn what type of pollen your bees are collecting when they flit out from the hive? With support from our community, the Sentinel Hives can help. With a new crowdfunded project, they are hoping to bring ten or more of these hives with scales, pollen traps, and pest monitoring close to you.
It's easier to keep healthier, stronger, and more productive honey bees if we know what they are facing each season. Learn how Maryland beekeepers may be able to bring reliably, professionally gathered and regularly updated local bee hive information to you and your local apiaries!
Most consumers might assume that they can be sure that the contents of a honey bear or a honey jar picked up at the store contain what is written on the label, but in recent years sometimes that has not been the case. This year, the MSBA worked with Del. Kathy Afzali to protect Maryland's consumers and beekeepers from the harm caused by fraudulent or adulterated honey.
Maryland now has a law, passed unanimously, that means if "honey" is on the label, that's what you are putting on your table. And you can learn more about what that matters. [details]
The Maryland State Beekeepers Association has its own license plate! If you join us, you can apply for the license plate! You also can choose which plate number you want from among those available. [more]
MSBA has made up a small number of t-shirts for members to use in their outreach, representation, and other beekeeping related activities. Get yours here! [more]
Maryland's Apiary Inspectors are the guardians of hive health in our state, as well as friendly experts you can call with a question or a crisis, and they could use your help, too. [more]