Flottum Workshops Feb 14 in College Park and Howard County!

Don’t miss your chance to hear Kim Flottum speak at two different MSBA  workshops on February 14, 2020:  TIME: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm LOCATION: University of Maryland, Susquehanna Hall room 1120 (CLICK HERE for interactive google map and driving directions) TOPIC: 10 Rules for modern beekeeping DESCRIPTION: Queens, genetics, pests, swarming, room, food, wintering well, and more. Bees are livestock, and this is about animal husbandry. $5 suggested donation to MSBA TIME: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm LOCATION: Howard County Read More …

UMD Bee Squad Spring Management Class 2/22/2020

  Want to get ready for spring but don’t know where to start? Come to our Spring Management Class! We will take a deep dive into everything you need to know to get your bees ready to have a happy and healthy year. To sign up please email us at beesquad@umd.edu

News from the Apiary Inspectors, February 2020

Cybil Preston, State Apiary Inspector, MDA Phone 410-841-5920, Fax 841-5835, Cell 410-562-3464 2019 Statistics: Maryland has 2,161 beekeepers registered, in 2,716 apiaries and 15,923 registered honey bee colonies. Mack and Tukka have inspected and certified 2000 colonies so far this winter! Apiary registration letters In December, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Apiary Inspectors Office sent out letters and registrations to all beekeepers who have been active during the last 5 years. Please do send in or email your signed registration Read More …

Honey Show TIPS

You can learn more about the honey show and its rules here, but first, MSBA President Kim Mehalick wants to encourage your participation and offer some tips for success! TIPS for preparing a Honey Show entry: Put your entry through a fine filter to reduce particulate. Pour your bottles a week early so the air bubbles can rise. Watch those fill lines! That ridge bellow the screw threads up top is the “Fair Fill Line:” you want each of your Read More …