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BEEKEEPING - A HONEY OF A HOBBY

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Teaching Beekeepers and caring for Honey Bees since 1964

The MSBA has a listing where people can list NUCs and Packages for sale.  If you need bees,
Go the Maryland State Beekeepers Association.  Click the main link and scroll down to
Don’t Miss These Pages.  Select Buy NUCs and Package Locally.  Here you can see their general location and contact Info.  Unfortunately they do indicate what they are selling or the price.
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At the June 2018 meeting Patti Wong will speak to us about this year’s EAS Gathering.
Please review her Power Point: http://www.easternapiculture.org/images/stories/EAS_2018/EAS2018promotion20170806.pdf
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Two people in Southern Maryland would like to have bees on their property.  If you interested, please read the following.
 
Aaron Wexler, Wexler Farm & Forest Products LLC 443-510-4350, wexler123@gmail.com, has a small orchard of peaches, plums, apples, blackberries, blueberries and grapes.  He is an organic farmer looking for someone to keep their hive(s} on his property. 
 
Mitzi Bernard, has property in a rural area of Friendship, MD.  She would be happy to share some space with a bee keeper.  Contact her at  4
10-570-1099 or Ber-Nardo@comcast.net
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The announcement below is from MD Dept of Ag.
Maryland Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities 
            Contact:  Jason Schellhardt, 410-841-5888 or Megan Guilfoyle, 410-841-5889

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 16, 2018) – As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations. Seasonal mosquito control activities will begin on May 16 in parts of the Eastern Shore and later this month in other participating counties.
 
“Mosquito-borne disease is a major public health concern, and we remain vigilant in our efforts to fight these diseases here in Maryland,” said Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. “I encourage all Marylanders to cooperate with mosquito control officials throughout the season, and to do their part by eliminating potential mosquito breeding zones on their property.”
 
Mosquito season typically runs from May to early October. During this time, the mosquito control program will conduct a variety of routine activities including arboviral surveillance and testing, mosquito population surveillance activities, source reduction, biological control initiatives, ground and aerial application of insecticides, and public education. The program will also resume its routine truck-based ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging program in participating communities. Participating communities are listed by county on the program’s website.
 

In addition to routine activities, the mosquito control program works closely with the Maryland Department of Health and local health departments in response to any concern of mosquito-borne illness. Once health officials determine a need for response, mosquito control personnel will survey the affected area to eliminate potential breeding zones and determine if there is a need for further treatment. If there are enough adult mosquitoes present in the area, personnel will use backpack sprayers to apply Talstar P Professional, a bifenthrin-based adulticide, onto foliage where mosquitoes rest in order to control adult mosquito populations.
 
Editor’s Note:  Bifenthrin is part of the pyrethroid class of pesticides.  At sublethal concentrations, bifenthrin reduces the fecundity of bees.  It decreases the rate at which bee larvae develop into adults, and increases their immature periods.  Pyrethrins are deadly to cats.  Keep you outdoor cat in whether it likes it or not.
 
In certain cases, the state may determine a need for unscheduled truck-based ULV fogging in response to a public health concern. In the event of an unscheduled spray, the department will issue a public notice.
 
For more information on the department’s mosquito control program, visit our website or contact the program at 410-841-5870.

 
Helpful Links:
Maryland Department of Agriculture – Mosquito Control Program Overview
Maryland Department of Agiruclure – Insecticides used for Mosquito Control
Maryland Department of Agriculture – Zika Virus Awareness & Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevent – Zika Virus
Maryland Department of Health – Zika Virus Information


 

 
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