The absolutely free and open-to-the-public Maryland Honey Harvest Festival wil take place Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center of the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel. MD. Each year the Maryland State Beekeepers Association sponsors this annual educational and family activity day with the Friends of Patuxent and the huge support of local clubs, our only outreach to the public.
Most consumers might assume that they can be sure that the contents of a honey bear or a honey jar picked up at the store contain what is written on the label, but in recent years sometimes that has not been the case. This year, the MSBA worked with Del. Kathy Afzali to protect Maryland's consumers and beekeepers from the harm caused by fraudulent or adulterated honey.
Maryland now has a law, passed unanimously, that means if "honey" is on the label, that's what you are putting on your table. And you can learn more about what that matters. [details]
The Maryland State Beekeepers Association has its own license plate! If you join us, you can apply for the license plate! You also can choose which plate number you want from among those available. [more]
MSBA has made up a small number of t-shirts for members to use in their outreach, representation, and other beekeeping related activities. Get yours here! [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]