Beeline June 2019

June 2019

President's Message, November 2019

President’s Message, November 2019

End of term, the war against mites, the growth of MSBA and local clubs, and more meeting info ...
Read More
News from the Apiary Inspectors, November 2019

News from the Apiary Inspectors, November 2019

Brutal Drought, Fall Dwindling and Monitoring Varroa and Controls. No Canada Queens, Drift Watch, Mack and Tukka! ...
Read More
MSBA Elections: What You Are Voting For

MSBA Elections: What You Are Voting For

Our elections will take place on November 2 in Annapolis. Take a moment to look at how MSBA works and the choices ahead ...
Read More
Howard County Becomes a "Bee City!"

Howard County Becomes a “Bee City!”

Howard County is Maryland's newest "Bee City," and one of the first "Bee Counties" in North America. Learn more about what this means for local pollinators ...
Read More
MSBA Long- and Shirt-Sleeved T-Shirts Available Again

MSBA Long- and Shirt-Sleeved T-Shirts Available Again

Both long- and short-sleeved "I'm a Maryland Beekeeper" shorts are available again, both for delivery and pickup. ...
Read More
Maryland Beekeepers Shine at EAS 2019

Maryland Beekeepers Shine at EAS 2019

Free State Beekeepers had fun, impressed the competition, and won silver in South Carolina! ...
Read More
November 2 Honey Show to Offer $1,530 in Prize Money, Here are Some Pointers!

November 2 Honey Show to Offer $1,530 in Prize Money, Here are Some Pointers!

The 83rd Annual MSBA Honey Show will take place at the Fall Meeting, November 2, in Annapolis. You can learn more about the honey show and its rules here, but First VP Kim Mehalick wants to encourage your participation and offer some tips for success! "It's already time to prepare ...
Read More
Beekeeping Humor: Fall 2019

Beekeeping Humor: Fall 2019

Somes smiles as we finish this season and head into the colder months ...
Read More
Beekeeping News and Notes: November 2019

Beekeeping News and Notes: November 2019

New beekeeping mag, bees and power lines, flowers as infection sites, more bees doing math ...
Read More
EAS 2020 is in Maine

EAS 2020 is in Maine

Make your summer 2020 plans now! The 65th Eastern Apicultural Short Course & Conference will take place August 3-7 in beautiful Orono, Maine! What better place to talk bees and beat the heat? Local favorites like Sammy Ramsey and other superstars like Tom Seeley, Sue Cobey, and more! Check out ...
Read More
Bee Sting Allergy Survey for MD and DC Beekeepers

Bee Sting Allergy Survey for MD and DC Beekeepers

WIN a Ventilated Bee Suit! Complete a short sting allergy survey. This is an easy way to help ... ...
Read More
Loading...

 

MSBA Spring Meeting
Biology-Psychology Bldg
Room 1250
June 15, 2019
STARTING TIMEEVENTPRESENTER
8:00 AMDrop off for Black Jar Contest
Refreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.
9:00 AMOpening and WelcomeJim Fraser, President
9:15 AMMd. Apiary Inspector's ReportCybil Preston, Md. State Inspector
9:30 AMBiology of the Small Hive BeetleDr. Humberto Boncristiani
Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab, Entomology and Nematology Department
University of Florida
10:30 AMThe Basics of Honey Tasting
Suzy Spencer, Master Beekeeper, Urban Beekeeper, BeeCulture Contributor
11:45 AMMSBA’s Black Jar ContestRules and Criteria
12:00 PMLunch Break & Voting
Round 1 Black Jar Contest Voting
1:00 PMRound 1 Black Jar Contest Results
Results of Black Jar Contest Round 1
Finalist Entries Presented
until 3:30 PM
1:15 PMBeekeeping Excellence: How to Prepare Hive Products for CompetitionDavid Morris, Master Beekeeper, Certified Honey Judge, MSBA Past President
2:30 PMBreakFinal round of Black Jar Contest votes
3:00 PMThe Latest Research on the Efficacy of Small Hive Beetle Traps: What Works?Dr. Humberto Boncristiani
3:30 PMThe "Afternoon in the Apiary Program" from the UMD Bee SquadMark Dykes, Extension Coordinator, vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab, UMD
3:45 PMAnnouncement of Black Jar Contest winner and award presentationJim Fraser, President, MSBA
4:00 PMAdjourn

MSBA 2019 Board of Directors

PresidentJimFraser(301) 518-9678marylandhoneycompany2011@gmail.com
V.P.KimMehalick(301) 552-2214kimnmike89@verizon.net
SecretaryToniBurnham(202) 543-3907dcbees@dcbeekeepers.org
TreasurerStefanieOttenstein(301) 404-5926stefert@gmail.com
Past PresidentAllenHayes(410) 489-2835thehayeshouse4@aol.com
DirectorMaureenJais-Mick(301) 801-6253jaismick1@verizon.net
DirectorCarlGuerci(410) 647-5540carl.guerci@verizon.net
DirectorFredSmith(301) 992-7197f.smith@myactv.net
MD Apiary InspectorCybilPreston(410) 562-3464cybil.preston@maryland.gov
EAS DirectorPattiWong(240) 688-7789pattiwong12@gmail.com
Beeline EditorToniBurnham(202) 255-4318beeline@mdbeekeepers.org
WebmasterPhilFrank(301) 547-6949MDbeekeeper@gmail.com
SECOND (County) VICE PRESIDENTS
AlleganyBenCooper(814) 324-4550cooperville@atlanticbb.net
Anne ArundelDeborahHewitt(410) 320-0758dachewitt@gmail.com
BaltimoreSusanWarner(443) 840-2618swarner@ccbcmd.edu
Baltimore CityBillCastro(303) 877-4617billiam1969@beefriendlyapiary.com
CalvertJerryWorrell(410) 257 3267worrell@chesapeake.net
CarolinePaulDill(302) 249-1866P.O. Box 571, Wyoming, DE 19934
CarrollClydeStrang(443) 334-4192cstrang@wellspan.org
CecilBradLuff(443) 350-4732bradfordluff@verizon.net
CharlesJanetBardzik(410) 467-4249jbeechrmr@aol.com
DorchesterOliverCollins
(443) 521-0941
FrederickMartinPosse(240) 899-4094mposse@altronicscom.com
GarrettHopCassidy(310) 334-8631hopsshop@verizon.net
HarfordHarryDutcher(410) 734-9236bspaboy@comcast.net
HowardBrendaKlaunberg(410) 507-2730
brenda.klaunberg@me.com
KentDickCrane(410) 778-8183rcranesr@gmail.com
MontgomeryPamHepp(301) 320-9605pphepp@aol.com
Prince George'sDavidClark(443) 871-0494dadicl.clark@gmail.com
Queen Anne'sCharlesCampbell(410) 364-5037cecampbellsr@yahoo.com
SomersetCrystalLehmanking(443) 614-3609a.mellifera.a@gmail.com
St. Mary'sHarryDalton(301) 475-8224bee2charmer@gmail.com
TalbotGeorgeMeyer(301) 346-0110beegeorgehoney@hotmail.com
Washington
WicomicoDeanBurroughs(410) 546-2910nectar22@gmail.com
WorcesterWesTownsend(410) 641-1030longjohn@mchsi.com
Washington D.C.JanDay(202) 494-7425jpostonday@gmail.com