2018 Winter MSBA Meeting – FEB 17

 

NEW LOCATION:

Harford Community College 

401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Our meeting is in Darlington Hall, on the corner of Thomas Run Road and Alumni Ln, Across Alumni Ln from Parking 'C'

CLICK for downloadable .pdf Campus Map.

 

  • Directions and map are below

  • Schedule is below




Featured Speakers:

PROFESSOR Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, University of Maryland and BeeInformed Partnership

RESEACHER Dr. Christina Grozinger, Penn State University and Grozinger Lab

ARTIST Matthew Willey, The Good of the Hive

 

 

Matthew Willey, The Good of the Hive

The Good of the Hive is an artistic initiative founded by Matthew Willey to hand-paint 50,000 honey bees - in murals around the world. The Good of the Hive raises awareness about the importance of honey bees and other pollinators while celebrating the beauty and power of human connection. Throughout his 25-year career of painting murals, Matthew Willey has brought original, one-of-a-kind beauty to walls of homes and businesses throughout the US. He has just finished murals in Nebraska and Washington, DC.

 

 



Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, University of Maryland and BeeInformed Partnership

Dennis graduated with a master’s degree in apiculture at Guelph and has since worked for the Canadian Government as a consultant to the Antigua Beekeepers Cooperative in the West Indies. He returned north to work at Cornell University as an extensionist then moved to the University of Maryland in 2012 and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland after working as the Acting State Apiarist for the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through a contract with Penn State University, where he also earned his PhD. He has served as the President of the Apiary Inspectors of America, is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group, and a former board member of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bee Board.



Dr. Christina Grozinger, Penn State University and Grozinger Lab

 

 

Dr. Grozinger’s research focuses on the genomic mechanisms that regulate social behavior and health in social insects, including honey bees, bumble bees, fire ants, and wasps. Her work is highly interdisciplinary, spanning behavioral ecology, chemical ecology, physiology, neurobiology, and genomics. Grozinger received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology at McGill University in 1997. She received a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for her graduate work in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, where she received her master’s and doctoral degrees in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Grozinger was awarded a Beckman Institute Fellowship for her post-doctoral studies with Gene Robinson at the University of Illinois. In 2004, she joined the faculty at North Carolina State University as an assistant professor of insect genomics. In 2008, she joined the Department of Entomology at Penn State and was named the Director for the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State in 2009.


SCHEDULE

2018 February 17 MSBA Meeting AGENDA

WHENWHATWHO
8:30amRefreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.
9:00amOpening and WelcomeJim Fraser, MSBA President
9:15amMd. Apiary Inspector's ReportCybil Preston, Md. State Inspector
9:30amEAS 2018Patti Wong, EAS Director
9:45amWhat’s killing bees in Maryland?Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, UMD/BeeInformed
10:30amPollinator Nutritional EcologyDr. Christina Grozinger, Penn State University
11:15amAPHIS Survey 2018: Seeking MSBA ParticipantsRachel Fahey, Researcher, BeeInformed Partnership
11:30pmLunch (On your own or Subway order)
1:00pmTools for Adapting Beekeeping to Diverse LandscapesDr. Christina Grozinger, Penn State University
1:45pmManagement practices that help keep colonies aliveDr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, UMD/BeeInformed
2:30pm“The Good of the Hive,” raising awareness and Celebrating Bees NationwideMatthew Willey, Artist and Organizer
3:00pmPanel: Senior Beekeepers Respond to Your Anonymous QuestionsDr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp,
Dr. Christina Grozinger, Master Beekeepers
4:00pmAdjournJim Fraser, MSBA President

Click for downloadable schedule

In the event of a major winter storm, please visit www.mdbeekeepers.org or listen to WBAL (AM 1090) or WTOP (FM 103.5) for announcements. If a Snow Emergency Plan is in effect for Harford County, the meeting is cancelled




DIRECTIONS:

Harford Community College 

401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

Our meeting is in Darlington Hall, on the corner of Thomas Run Road and Alumni Lane, Across from Alumni Lane from Parking 'C'

CLICK for downloadable .pdf Campus Map.

Harford Community College is mid-way between Bel Air and Churchville Md. on route # 22. Turn into the Main entrance at Thomas Run Road. Turn right into Parking lot #2, then use the left side of the lot. The meeting is in Darlington Hall, the two story building which is on the left side of the lot. The side walk will lead you directly to the entrance. To the right will be stairs and an elevator to the second floor with the meeting room, on a slight turn to the right, directly ahead.

If you use I-95 you should get off at MD 543 Fountian Green Rd., Riverside Exit # 80, which will take you to #22, turn right to Thomas Run Road on the left.

If you use I-83 you should gef off at MD 439 Old York Rd.. Turn right on # 23 Norrisville Rd., to Jarrettsville then right on #165 Baldwin Mill Rd. and left on #23 East-West Hwy. Turn left at dead end and then right at the next light. This is #543 North Fountain Green Rd. At Fountain Green turn left on to #22 to Thomas Run Road on the left.

If you use US 1 from Conowingo turn left at Poplar Grove on to Priestford Road #136 to Churchville and #22. Turn right and HCC will be on your right at the third traffic light.

If you use US 40 from Perryville go to Havre De Grace turn left on to #155 Level Road and this will take you to Churchville and #22. Turn right at dead end and HCC will be 4 traffic lights on your right.

Vendors can use the access road that is beside the building but must use the lot for parking.