|MSBA welcomes Dr. Reed Johnson as keynote of our Winter 2015 meeting, which will also presentations on topics from new beekeeper education and the honey regions of Maryland. Dr. Johnson is Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University–Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. He works in a setting familiar to Maryland beekeepers through the work of Dr. James Tew, with research forcusing on the interactions between pesticides and pollinators. Dr. Johnson has more than 20 publications, and is frequently interviewed in the press (including the Washington Post) on honey bee health.
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]