SBA February meeting
Overview of SBA activities and resources
February 10, 2016, 7PM
Maryland State Beekeepers Association winter meeting
Howard County Fairgrounds
February 16, 2016
Beekeeping Short Course
Harford County Community College
SBA March meeting
Guest speaker Dennis vanEnglesdorp
March 9, 2016, 7PM
West Chester University (PA)
March 12, 2016
2015-2016 SBA Board Members:Harry Dutcher, President
Charles Thomas, Vice President
Rita Kryglik, Secretary
Pat Endres, Treasurer
Dennis Hertzog, Past President
Aileen Richards, newsletter editor
Photo credits throughout: Dennis Hertzog, Brian Greenlee
|The goal of the SBA is to educate association members and the public about honeybees, beekeeping and related arts, to provide a resource for established beekeepers, to aid new beekeepers in bee management techniques, to inform the public about the value of honeybees, and to promote beekeeping in general!|
Watch this space! links to recent updates
The new newsletter has arrived! Another terrific newly added resource is a set of columns by Mryl Stone (CCBA) on varroa research and management.
A pollen color chart is now available on the Supporting Pollinators page, thanks to Johnny Banks at Metro Beekeepers in Fort Worth.
Learn from your fellow bee (keepers)The January/February newsletter is available. Highlights include:
Bee Informed, Sentinel Apiary, and Hive Scales
Prehistoric beesA recent study from the University of Bristol suggest that bees have been kept by humans for nearly 10,000 years. After finding beeswax and propolis in cooking pots from Turkey and other areas, researchers concluded that these communities were actively keeping bees. Wonder what they used for protective gear.
The article is worth looking at if only for the amazing image of a hollow log hive. Bees are incredible engineers . . . and artists!