2017 Fall Meeting November 04


DAY:  THIS SATURDAY, November 4, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD (MAP)

WHAT:  MSBA will convene its 109th Annual Fall Meeting, Elections and 81st Honey Show!

Jessica Louque

Our keynote speaker will be Jessica Louque: a BeeCulture magazine columnist and Senior Study Director for Smithers Viscient, working in the Pollinator and Non-Target Organisms Division. Jessica is a talented speaker, and has deep roots in both research and training researchers. Her entomology background extends into the world of urban species such as bedbugs, fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, and pantry pests! Louque is a fourth generation beekeeper with an MS in Entomology from North Carolina State University. Her clear and forthright speaking style can help beekeepers better understand the debates and discussions surrounding the role of agricultural chemicals in honey bee health.


Participate in our Honey Show!

The full rules are here, but did you know that there are many competitions (and prizes) in addition to those for your honey?

Contest Categories

Arts and Crafts, including mead, gift baskets, photography, gadgets, more$444
Youth Division Crafts, Honey, Cookery$99
Cookery: cookies, cakes, candy, pie, jams, condiments, more!$411
Hive products, including comb honey, wax, pollen, extracted honey$576
And don't forget the ribbons!

We also award the two major prizes in Maryland Beekeeping:

  • The Free State Beekeeper Citizenship Award, which recognizes beekeepers who help boost and protect the role of beekeeping in our communities
  • The George S. Imirie Education Award, which has been presented since 2003 to encourage continuing education for active beekeepers


08:30 amRefreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.
09:00 amOpening and WelcomeAllen Hayes, President
09:15 amMaryland Apiary Inspector's ReportCybil Preston, MD State Inspector
09:30 amPollinator PlotsLane Heimer,
Weed Control Program Supervisor
Maryland Department of Agriculture
10:00 amKeeping Bees and Doing Research at Scale:
Overview of a Large Apiary Operation
Jessica Louque, Checkmate Apiary/Bee
Culture Magazine
11:15 amEAS Report: Delaware 2017, Virginia 2018Tim McMahon, Master Beekeeper
MSBA EAS Director
11:30 amLunch
1:00 pmPesticide Economics: Testing for Honey Bee
Jessica Louque, Checkmate Apiary/Bee
Culture Magazine
02:00 pmMSBA Annual Business Meeting
and Elections
George Imirie Education & Freestate
Beekeeper Citizenship Awards Presentations,
MSBA Honey Show Results
Nominations Committee
Allen Hayes, President
Honey Show Superintendent
02:45 pmRoadside PollinatorsLisa Kuder,
BeeInformed Partnership/UMD
03:30 pmAsk the Experts Your Anonymous Beekeeping
04:00 pmAdjourn