Beeline June 2020

President's Message, June 2020

President’s Message, June 2020

MSBA Kim Mehalick comments on an interesting year, new online alternatives, the importance of remembering to take time to smell the nectar! ...
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Notes from the Apiary Inspector

Notes from the Apiary Inspector

Cybil Preston updates us on pandemic practices for which apiaries are inspected and how they must be conducted, as well as the National Honeybee Survey ...
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Ann Harman, beekeeper

Remembering Ann Harman (1931-2020): MSBA President, 1988-1990

There is an old custom in Old World beekeeping that some carry on in the New World, that is telling the bees when the beekeeper dies. So, we must tell the bees of the passing of their extraordinary friend, Ann Harman ...
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Dr. David Tarpy

Dr. David Tarpy

Our June Meeting Keynote is Dr. David Tarpy, speaking to queen issues and dynamics, and diagnosing hive conditions! ...
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How to Zoom: A Quick Overview of MSBA’s Webinar Platform

During the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, MSBA will be conducting meetings as "webinars" that us the Zoom platform. You will need two things for each meeting, a Zoom Account and the meeting Number and/or password Meeting Numbers and Passwords The Meeting Number and Password (if any) for each individual meeting will ...
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“Inside the Hive TV” with Dr. Humberto Boncristiani

Last year, MSBA had the privilege to welcome Dr. Humberto Boncristiani to discuss his deep research into small hive beetle and the challenge of control. He is now offering an online, dynamic, and collaborative new channel of communication for beekeepers and beekeeping groups, InsideTheHiveTV. He explains, "'Inside the Hive.TV' is ...
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FREE CLASSES - Learn at Home

FREE CLASSES – Learn at Home

We've compiled a list of very helpful FREE videos and LIVE webinars to speed you to better beekeeping.. ...
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Bee Squad Update: Summer 2020

Bee Squad Update: Summer 2020

The UMD Bee Squad has created a series of online webinars for beekeepers, taking the place of the planned in-person events and classes planned for the Summer of 2020. The Bee Squad offered several sessions, free of charge, this Spring and is in the process of planning a new series ...
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Enough with the "Murder" Hornets

Enough with the “Murder” Hornets

Beekeeping club phones and email boxes, Extension and Apiary Inspection offices, entomology departments and (perhaps gleefully) pest control companies have been inundated with frantic inquiries since the unfortunate May 2 New York Times article describing a terrible threat, especially to beekeepers, from this fearsome looking insect. This creature is ...
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beekeeper Hermes Conde

Success! MSBA Aids Puerto Rico’s Bees and Beekeepers

Puerto Rico has faced hard times –hurricanes, earthquakes, economic collapse, and now a pandemic–but the Maryland State Beekeepers community can take pride in pulling together and overcoming obstacles to get critical bee feed into the hands of these special beekeepers as of May 14, 2020. Dr. Tugrul Giray of the ...
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Beekeeping News and Notes: June 2020

Beekeeping News and Notes: June 2020

New varroa silver bullet? Nectar is hard! Too many bees? Almonds, Bt, pesticide concentrations ...
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MSBA JUNE 13 MEETINGAGENDA FOR ZOOM WEBINAR 
STARTING TIMESESSIONPRESENTER
9:00 AMOpening and WelcomeKim Mehalick, President
9:15 AMDiagnosing Queen Problems: Is it the Queen, the Colony, Both, or Neither?Dr. David Tarpy, North Carolina State University
10:15 AMMd. Apiary Inspector's ReportCybil Preston, Maryland State Inspector
10:45 AMBee Squad Update: Summer 2020Mark Dykes, UMD
11:00 AMThe Benefits of Genetic Diversity Within Your HivesDr. David Tarpy, North Carolina State University
12:00 NoonAdjournKim Mehalick, President
12:05 PMQ&A (optional)All invited

MSBA 2020 Board of Directors

PresidentKimMehalick(301) 552-2214kimnmike89@verizon.net
V.P.FredSmith(301) 992-7197f.smith@myactv.net
SecretaryToniBurnham(202) 543-3907dcbees@dcbeekeepers.org
TreasurerStefanieOttenstein(301) 404-5926stefert@gmail.com
Past PresidentJimFraser(301) 518-9678marylandhoneycompany2011@gmail.com
DirectorMaureenJais-Mick(301) 801-6253jaismick1@verizon.net
DirectorCarlGuerci(410) 647-5540carl.guerci@verizon.net
DirectorMary LauraFitzgerald(301) 345-8171‬themarylaura58@gmail.com
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
GarrettBrittanyLlewellyn(301) 6970054llewellynfarms@hotmail.com
HarfordHarryDutcher(410) 734-9236bspaboy@comcast.net
HowardClifDarby(410) 744-2878
darby@stsci.edu
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
TalbotLisa MarieGhezzi(703) 328-6322lisa.ghezzi@icloud.com
WashingtonHelenDoerrwashcobeekeepers@gmail.com
WicomicoDeanBurroughs(410) 546-2910nectar22@gmail.com
WorcesterWesTownsend(410) 641-1030longjohn@mchsi.com
Washington D.C.JanDay(202) 494-7425jpostonday@gmail.com