Beeline February 2019

The Beeline, Newsletter of the MSBA

February 2019

President's Letter, January 2019

President’s Letter, January 2019

by Jim Fraser

A new year, 2019, is upon us and I hope it brings good things to you and the rest of our fellow beekeepers. We have experienced a fairly mild winter so far, yet as I write this it is freezing outside and they are ...
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2019 Winter Meeting February 02

2019 Winter Meeting February 02

EXPERT presenters will include: Dr. Samuel Ramsey, cutting edge VARROA MITE researcher expert. William Sprenkle, QUEEN REARING and evaluations.  How to improve your own stock, Mark Dykes, Bee Squad coordinator for the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab, and Cybil Preston, MD Apiary Inspector ...
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Cybil Preston

Inspector’s Report

Over ONE THOUSAND beekeepers are MISSING! Are you one? Please mail or email your signed registration to the MD Apiary Inspectors if you have not already done so! We have a special link in this story to help you register ...
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MSBA T-Shirts: Long Sleeves Now Available!

MSBA T-Shirts: Long Sleeves Now Available!

MSBA now offers long- and short-sleeved "I'm a Maryland Beekeeper" t-shirts! ...
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Fieldwatch's BeeCheck App for Maryland Beekeepers

Fieldwatch’s BeeCheck App for Maryland Beekeepers

At the February 2, 2019 MSBA Meeting, Maryland State Apiarist Cybil Preston will introduce us all to the Fieldwatch/BeeCheck application.

Fieldwatch's mission is "to develop and provide easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tools intended to enhance communications that promote awareness and stewardship activities between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers ...
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Beekeeping News and Notes

Beekeeping News and Notes

Click 'Read More' to see the details of honey bees in the news... the first-ever vaccine for honey bee diseases! … local stock may has less to do with overwintering than was though!... royal jelly bolsters stem cells to renew themselves … deformed wing disease finds a new host in Hawaii … new mushroom extract is reducing virus levels in bees ...
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MSBA's Ben Cooper Authors New Book

MSBA’s Ben Cooper Authors New Book

In December, Maryland beekeeper and MSBA officer Ben Cooper published All Nature Sings: A Devotional Guide to Animals in the Bible, including a lovely chapter on honey bees.

Did you know that bees are found only 3 times in the Bible, but honey and honeycomb together get more than ...
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New Website Features!  Calendar and Social Sharing

New Website Features! Calendar and Social Sharing

We have new features to share information with you, and for you to share MSBA info with your friends. MSBA's website has added an interactive CALENDAR with several features, including letting you sync bee events to your personal calendar. We also have PRINT and SOCIAL SHARING buttons so you can ...
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MSBA Elections and Board of Directors

MSBA Elections and Board of Directors

Each November since 1908, the Maryland State Beekeepers Association has elected a leadership group dedicated to supporting our club's mission of supporting beekeepers and beekeeping through education and outreach. Several hundred, all-volunteer officers have led and supported MSBA for 111 years!

Please welcome (and thank!) your local and statewide officers: ...
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Imirie and Free State Awards, 2018

Imirie and Free State Awards, 2018

MSBA Awards Free State Beekeeper, Imirie Education Recognitions ...
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Minutes of November 2018 Annual Meeting

Minutes of November 2018 Annual Meeting

Record of elections, awards, honey show wins, and decisions of the membership of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association, Inc ...
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2019 Feb 02 Meeting Agenda

STARTING TIMEEVENTPRESENTER
8:30 AMRefreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.
9:00 AMOpening and WelcomeJim Fraser, President, MSBA
9:15 AMMaryland Apiary Inspector’s Report
Fieldwatch/Bee Check Application
Cybil Preston, Maryland State Apiary Inspector
9:45 AMHoney bee Genetics And Improving Your StockWilliam Sprenkle, Log Cabin Farm
10:45 AMTropilaelaps Mites, A Fate Worse Than Varroa DestructorDr. Samuel Ramsey, vanEngelsdorp Lab
11:45 AMThe New UMD Bee SquadMark Dykes, Extension Coordinator, vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab
12:30 AMLunch (on your own, or Subway order)
1:30 PMColony Management TipsWilliam Sprenkle, Log Cabin Farm
2:30 PMVarroa Anatomy: Why it Matters to Your BeesDr. Samuel Ramsey
3:30 PMAsk Expert Beekeepers Your Anonymous QuestionsPanel
4:00 PMAdjourn