President, Maryland State Beekeepers Association

Allen Hayes, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, will present ,"What Beekeepers Need To Know About Yellow Jacket Wasps."

About the speaker: Allen Hayes became an instant beekeeper in 1971 when a family friend gave him a hive. Always one to make or fix things, beekeeping fit in well with his mechanical ability. Known to many as “The Gadget Guy,” he has created numerous items related to beekeeping and he enjoys sharing his inventions with others. His presentation, “Gadgets You Could Keep Bees Without, But Won’t Want To,” is a favorite up and down the East Coast.

Allen is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper who has taught beekeeping classes for more than ten years. A lifelong resident of Central Maryland, he is an active member of two local bee clubs and the current President of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD.