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 your honey show entries! Pour your bottles early this week so the air bubbles can rise.” Some other pro tips? Bring an extra cap, and replace the one your entry Read More …

“Ten Things that Help Maryland Bees” Flyer

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 if you are interested in using this flyer! It is available as a high resolution PDF as well.  

The Beeline

The Beeline is published three times a year, and is full of club activities, bee news from the scientific community, meeting agendas and details, and more. The MSBA has published the Beeline newsletter for over 25 years. Members receive this valuable publication via email as a part of their club membership. CLICK HERE to see the most recent Beeline Newsletters, plus archives.


What’s the cheapest way to protect your bees?  Support MD’s Apiary Inspectors. They’re stopping the spread of bee diseases.    State Apiary Inspector Cybil Preston and  Mack-the-dog are certified in American Foulbrood detection. At no charge to the beekeepers, they inspect hives throughout the entire state, along with just a handful of other inspectors. The project is  only partially funded by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, so we should do two things to help them protect our bees: Supplement their budget by Read More …