Meeting Agenda, February 2, 2019

Maryland State Beekeepers’ Association Winter Meeting

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Hall (click for directions)
Saturday, February 2, 2019 


8:30 am         Refreshments, Coffee, Donuts, etc.

9:00 am          Opening and Welcome: Jim Fraser, President, MSBA

9:15 am          Maryland Apiary Inspector’s Report: Cybil Preston, Maryland State Apiary Inspector

9:45 am          Queen Evaluation: William Sprenkle, Log Cabin Farm

10:45 am        Tropilaelaps Mites, A Fate Worse Than Varroa Destructor: Dr. Samuel Ramsey

11:45 am        The New UMD Bee Squad: Mark Dykes, Extension Coordinator, vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab

12:30 am        Lunch (on your own, or Subway order)

1:30 pm         Honeybee Genetics And Improving Your StockWilliam Sprenkle, Log Cabin Farm

2:30 pm         Varroa Feed on Hemolymph & Two Other Alternative Facts: Dr. Samuel Ramsey

3:30 pm         Ask Expert Beekeepers Your Anonymous Questions: Panel

4:00 pm         Adjourn


In the event of a major winter storm, please listen to WBAL (AM 1090) or WHFC (FM 91.1) for announcements or visit If a closing is announced for Harford County Community College, the meeting is cancelled.