CMBA member meetings are normally the first Tuesday of each month at Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Shawan Rd. Cockeysville, MD. Special events will be announced on the Home page. Board meetings are normally the third Monday at OR. Short Course times and dates as shown below, if current. Cancellations follow the Baltimore Co. school system.

Member & Board Meetings start at 7:00PM, so come early for visiting.  If our speaker has authored a book, we’ll usually have a table set up by about 6:30 PM for book sales. From May-September, there will be open-hive demos in the meadow for at least half an hour before meeting time, weather allowing. Nominal starting time for open hives: 6PM +/-

2017-2018 General CMBA Meeting Schedule and Speakers

Tuesday,
September 5,
2017
Members Meeting Cybil Preston, Chief Apiary Inspector for the State of Maryland, speaks about her experiences with Mack, her canine partner who sniffs out foulbrood.  Cybil, Mack, and their new canine trainee will all join us.

Monday,
September 18,
2017
Board Meeting
Monday,
October 16,
2017
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
October 24,
2017
(Fourth
Tuesday)
Members Meeting Dr.  Dewey Caron of the University of Delaware speaks about “Good News for Beekeepers.”

LOCATION:  MARC (Maryland Agricultural Resource Council)
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Dr. Dewey M. Caron is a native of Bennington, VT and a graduate of University of Vermont. Following a PhD in Entomology at Cornell University with Dr. Roger Morse, he was an instructor in the Entomology Departments at Cornell, then later the University of Maryland and University of Delaware. Currently, Dewey is Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ. of Delaware and Affiliate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Oregon State University. He was instrumental in creating the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Master Beekeeper program and continues as its advisor. He is a past president of both the EAS and the Western Apiculture Society (WAS) and now serves on their executive boards. Since 1981 he has been active in Spanish speaking overseas extension, beekeeping development programs. Dewey is a regular conference speaker at the CCBA annual BK conferences. http://udel.edu/~dmcaron/

Copies of Dewey’s book “Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping” will be available for sale.

Tuesday,
November 7,
2017
Members Meeting Dr. Hartmut Doebel talks with us about what neonicotinoids are doing to honeybees.
Bee Research Lab: http://gwbuzz.com
GW Learning Assistant Program: http://tsikorski.wix.com/gwula
Monday,
November 20,
2017
Board Meeting
Saturday,
December 2,
2017
Holiday Potluck Dinner Holiday Potluck Dinner, 6-9 PM

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Last names starting with A-G bring a dessert. Last names starting with H-R bring a main dish or salad. Last names starting with S-Z bring an appetizer.

Please RSVP to sondra1205@gmail.com

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Tuesday,
January 2,
2018
Members Meeting Member Bob Stanhope presents “45 Years of Beekeeping in Nature Centers and in Greece” with a sweet treat–a taste of Greek wild thyme honey at the end of his presentation.
Monday,
January 15,
2018
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
February 6,
2018
Members Meeting Our own Steve McDaniel speaks on the topic “Making Comb Honey”.  Steve earned the title of “Grand Champion” at this year’s state fair in the honey categories which included four blue ribbons in the comb honey categories: round comb, square comb, cut comb and chunk comb honey.  This timely topic will allow members time to order comb honey supplies before the May nectar pours in.  Steve is teaching two 2-day Saturday courses in Basic Beekeeping: February 10th and 17th at the Ag Center and March 24th and 31st at Irvine Nature Center.  You can register for these on line.
Tuesday,
February 20,
2018
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
March 6,
2018
Members Meeting Aaron Fisher of the Fisher Bee Farm in Lewistown, PA, speaks to us about “A Year in the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper”.  Aaron’s company supplies us with the nucs we sell in spring.

www.fisherbeefarm.com

Monday,
March 19,
2018
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
April 3,
2018
Members Meeting
Monday,
April 16,
2018
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
May 1,
2018
Members Meeting
Monday,
May 21,
2018
Board Meeting
Tuesday,
June 5,
2018
Members Meeting
Tuesday,
July 10,
2018
(Second
Tuesday)
Members Meeting
Tuesday,
August 7,
2018
Members Picnic