The Maryland State Beekeepers will hold its Fall 2016 Meeting and 80th Annual Honey Show on Saturday, November 12 at the Maryland Department of Agriculture at 50 Harry S Truman Parkway in Annapolis. Our keynote is Kent Williams, a former EAS president with 30 years experience in sustainable, commercial, and sideline beekeeping.
Meetings are free and open to the public, refreshments are served, and doors open at 8 AM.
The Honey Show offers an opportunity for beekeepers young and old to display their pride and skill in their craft, with over a thousand dollars of prizes in dozens of categories available!
Our agenda includes local and national speakers with expertise in practical beekeeping, as well as the latest apicultural science. Several vendors will also be in attendance.
This class is being held to prepare Maryland beekeepers to start on the road to becoming judges, as well as to better prepare entries. MSBA hopes also to encourage more participation in Maryland honey shows.
As a reminder to registered students, the class will be held 9 AM to 4 PM at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel on October 29th. All are welcome to review materials to be covered in the class here.
Attendance is limited, the fee this year is $45, and the required a current membership in the Maryland State Beekeepers Association. You can sign up to be request or be notified of future sessions, too.[details]
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