MSBA recently developed a new flyer for use at public events, and is making it available for use by clubs and individuals doing pro-honey bee outreach. The state association will be printing up some copies for distribution, as well. Please contact the MSBA secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested ...
"In a black jar contest, all that matters is how good the honey tastes to the judges." That's a lot different from the approach beekeepers take to standard honey judging! In fact, most beekeepers spend little time at all evaluating the taste of the honey their bees produce, and expanding ...
MSBA is delighted with the many new educational offerings from UMD's Bee Squad, led by Mark Dykes! Here's the latest hands-on opportunity for Maryland (and DC!) beekeepers! More classes will be added to those already complete or scheduled, and the UMD Bee Squad is interested in feedback on content, scheduling, ...
MSBA once again has short sleeved "I'm A Maryland Beekeeper" t-shirts available for sale in sizes S-M-L-XL-2XL-3XL-4XL (though there are limited numbers of larger sized shirts)! We have sold out of long-sleeved shirts, but are interested in whether there is demand during the summer months: please email email@example.com if you ...
In 2017, the West Virginia Beekeepers were award a SARE Grant of $15,000 to study the pollen foraging habits of bees in their part of Appalachia. The work was completed in 2018, and the WVBA wants to share its results with neighboring beekeepers! The objective of this project was to ...
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Michael Embrey, who taught, worked beside, and befriended beekeepers across Maryland and the world, passed away on May 18, 2019 after sustaining injuries from a serious car accident three weeks earlier. He is survived by his loving wife YanCai Embrey. Hundreds gathered for a service of remembrance on Thursday, May 30 ...
|MSBA Spring Meeting |
|June 15, 2019|
|8:00 AM||Drop off for Black Jar Contest|
Refreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.
|9:00 AM||Opening and Welcome||Jim Fraser, President|
|9:15 AM||Md. Apiary Inspector's Report||Cybil Preston, Md. State Inspector|
|9:30 AM||Biology of the Small Hive Beetle||Dr. Humberto Boncristiani|
Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab, Entomology and Nematology Department
University of Florida
|10:30 AM||The Basics of Honey Tasting||Suzy Spencer, Master Beekeeper, Urban Beekeeper, BeeCulture Contributor|
|11:45 AM||MSBA’s Black Jar Contest||Rules and Criteria|
|12:00 PM||Lunch Break & Voting||Round 1 Black Jar Contest Voting|
|1:00 PM||Round 1 Black Jar Contest Results||Results of Black Jar Contest Round 1|
Finalist Entries Presented
until 3:30 PM
|1:15 PM||Beekeeping Excellence: How to Prepare Hive Products for Competition||David Morris, Master Beekeeper, Certified Honey Judge, MSBA Past President|
|2:30 PM||Break||Final round of Black Jar Contest votes|
|3:00 PM||The Latest Research on the Efficacy of Small Hive Beetle Traps: What Works?||Dr. Humberto Boncristiani|
|3:30 PM||The "Afternoon in the Apiary Program" from the UMD Bee Squad||Mark Dykes, Extension Coordinator, vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab, UMD|
|3:45 PM||Announcement of Black Jar Contest winner and award presentation||Jim Fraser, President, MSBA|
MSBA 2019 Board of Directors
|Past President||Allen||Hayes||(410) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MD Apiary Inspector||Cybil||Preston||(410) email@example.com|
|EAS Director||Patti||Wong||(240) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beeline Editor||Toni||Burnham||(202) email@example.com|
|SECOND (County) VICE PRESIDENTS|
|Anne Arundel||Deborah||Hewitt||(410) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baltimore City||Bill||Castro||(303) email@example.com|
|Calvert||Jerry||Worrell||(410) 257 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Caroline||Paul||Dill||(302) 249-1866||P.O. Box 571, Wyoming, DE 19934|
|Prince George's||David||Clark||(443) email@example.com|
|Queen Anne's||Charles||Campbell||(410) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St. Mary's||Harry||Dalton||(301) email@example.com|
|Washington D.C.||Jan||Day||(202) firstname.lastname@example.org|