November 4, 2017 at the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis, MSBA welcomes you to its 109th Anniversary Membership Meeting, 81st Honey Show, and annual election of board members.
It's a great day: a full program of speakers, a chance to review the year with fellow beekeepers and inspectors, an opportunity to win prizes and to hone your handling of honey and hive products! We also announce our two major awards: The Free State Beekeeper Citizenship Award, and the George Imirie Education Award.
MSBA Meetings are free, open to the public, and no reservations are required.
Samuel Ramsey, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Entomology, is representing UMD in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, sponsored by Universitas 21, an international network of research universities. In this competition, Ramsey and the 16 other finalists are judged on their ability to communicate the significance of their doctoral research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
he future Dr. Ramsey's research is rewriting the way beekeepers and researchers are looking at the varroa mite, and how to combat its terrible impact on the health of bees and the practice of beekeeping! [details]
The Maryland State Beekeepers Association has its own license plate! If you join us, you can apply for the license plate! Wheverver you go, you will show your support for Free State honey bees! [more]
MSBA was founded in 1908 with the goal of educating beekeepers and the public on the importance and scientifically-informed practice of beekeeping. We welcome your support as we advocate for bees and beekeeping. [more]
Maryland's Apiary Inspectors are the guardians of hive health in our state, as well as friendly experts you can call with a question or a crisis, and they could use your help, too. [more]