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 ...
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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! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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! ...
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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 ...
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Beekeeping Humor: Fall 2019

Beekeeping Humor: Fall 2019

Somes smiles as we finish this season and head into the colder months ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2019 Fall Meeting November 02

2019 Fall Meeting November 02

Honey Show! Elections! PLUS: What every beekeeper needs to know about Bee Sting Allergies! PLUS, Epi-Pen Guidelines, Good Samaritan Laws, & Protecting... ...
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MSBA Spring Meeting
Biology-Psychology Bldg
Room 1250
June 15, 2019
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 Contest Rules 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

Past PresidentAllenHayes(410)
MD Apiary InspectorCybilPreston(410)
EAS DirectorPattiWong(240)
Beeline EditorToniBurnham(202)
Anne ArundelDeborahHewitt(410)
Baltimore CityBillCastro(303)
CalvertJerryWorrell(410) 257
CarolinePaulDill(302) 249-1866P.O. Box 571, Wyoming, DE 19934
(443) 521-0941
HowardBrendaKlaunberg(410) 507-2730
Prince George'sDavidClark(443)
Queen Anne'sCharlesCampbell(410)
St. Mary'sHarryDalton(301)
Washington D.C.JanDay(202)