2019 Fall Meeting November 16

DAY:  SATURDAY, November 16, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm WHERE: Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD (MAP) WHAT:  MSBA will convene its 111th Annual Fall Meeting, Elections and 83rd Honey Show!

Free Bee Art

The Art Institute of Chicago has made public 82,000+ high resolution digital images of paintings, prints and other artifacts. All are completely free to download and reuse. I typed “bee” into the search engine and was delighted to find this gem of a print from hundreds of hits. This is from 1578 by Joannes Stradanus, a Flemish artist who Read More …


“You’re not going to find anything in your price range that isn’t full of bees.”

Inspector’s Report

What a crazy weather year! I was hearing about swarms all the way into September…WEIRD!!!!

Unfortunately I am again seeing a large number of “Fall Crash or “Fall Dwindle.” Without opening the beehive you’d think it is a fairly strong because robbing bees can make the hive look industrious. Some symptoms are more than a handful of dead bees in front of the hive with normal activity inside: upon inspection no bees at all meaning no brood no nothing. Some of these hives were treated for mites some were not. My diagnosis is that this is mite/viral load-related. Read More …

The Beeline

The Beeline is published three times a year, and is full of club activities, bee news from the scientific community, meeting agendas and details, and more. The MSBA has published the Beeline newsletter for over 25 years. Members receive this valuable publication via email as a part of their club membership. CLICK HERE to see the most recent Beeline Newsletters, plus archives.

President’s Message

As I look out the windows of my truck traveling to my bee yards, I know that it is fall based on the calendar; however, the trees aren’t showing many signs of fall and the temperatures aren’t really fall like either. Once again, the weather is not reading the books. Either way, the bees need to be put to bed for winter – feed them so they are heavy, put on mouse guards, and kill the mites. Many beekeepers do more, many do less and we all hope for Read More …

2019 Spring Meeting June 15

LOCATION: University of Maryland/College Park
Expert speakers include: Dr Gene Robinson on the GENTLE AFRICANIZED BEES. David Morris on how to prepare entries for JUDGING. Suzy Spencer honey tasting. Enter YOUR HONEY in our contest!
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