Delaware Bee History
John Amos Study of Roadside Marketing published
1st Annual Meeting
3rd (Jan) & 4th (Dec) Annual Meetings DSBA
5th Annual Meeting (June) DSBA; DE Apiary Law written (passed 1947)
8th Annual Meeting DSBA; UD Apiary established by Dr Dale Bray; DE Apairy Law revised for EFB.
14th Annual meeting; Dr Richard Darsie, Entomology Dept UD spoke
on “Bees & Sprays”
Following 15th Annual Meeting [at UD] association DISBANDS
Dr Dale Bray organized UD meeting and revives Association; Joint meeting with MD beekeepers at Salisbury, MD
Proposed Newark ordinance prohibiting “Pigs and Bees” defeated by beekeepers.
1st appearance of Dewey Caron at DE meeting; DDA gets 1st ETO fumigation chamber (Richard Goerger Apiary Inspector)
Issue #1 NEWSY BEE [December]
Phil Bowman becomes 1st “full time” DDA Apiary Inspector
EAS 1st tiem in DE Dale Bray President, Dr Gay VP
Issue #18-20 NEWSY BEE; Dewey Caron on DSBA program [1st year as Entomology Department Chair]
Silver Issue #25 [Charles Mason editor] of NEWSY BEE
Issue #32 NEWSY BEE (Sept) Dewey Caron becomes editor
Bob Mitchell becomes full time Apiary Inspector; tracheal mites “discovered”
EAS in DE; Dewey Caron President, Robert MacIntire VP
DE gets 2nd ETO chamber (in use until 1997); DE Apiary Law revised.
Bob MacIntire, Angola becomes 1st DE Master Beekeeper (the Payne’s would follow two years later); Joint Meeting with MD (Salisbury)
Bob Mitchell discovers 1st Varroa in DE bees during inspection (in package cols)
Dover passes restrictive bee ordinance
DE meeting leads to development of regional bee res/ext program MAAREC
EAS for 3rd time in DE; Warren Seaver, President, Bob Mitchell VP; Jerry Caldwell receives recognition for his Boy Scout bee effort with Divelbiss award
State Fair exhibits takes 1st place (+ again in 2000); Dewey Caron publishes textbook: HONEY BEE BIOLOGY & BEEKEEPING
SHB discovered in Bee package at UD; Africanized Honey Bee book published
ISSUE # 100 NEWSY BEE (Caron still editor)
50th Annual Meeting DSBA.
Electronic publishing of NEWSY BEE begins
UD Africanized Honey Bee meeting & Action Plan developed (1st plan 1994) 2007 EAS for 4th time in DE; Dewey Caron retires after Issue # 122 NEWSY BEE.