Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium

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Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
Founded 1997
Type Professional Organization
Focus beekeeping
Area served
Mid-Atlantic Region of US
Method research and extension work
Website https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/

The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC), established in 1997, is a regional group focused on addressing the pest management crisis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.[1] A task force has been established with representation from the departments of agriculture, state beekeeping organizations, and land-grant universities from each of the following states: New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.[2]

MAAREC has been researching alternatives to chemical controls and promotion of less reliance on chemical pesticides for mite control. MAAREC's Colony Collapse Disorder Working Group is investigating colony collapse disorder.[3]


Further reading[edit]

  • Beekeeping Basics: MAAREC, (Google Books), By Clarence H. Collison, Maryann Frazier, Dewey Maurice Caron, Ann Harmon, and Dennis Van Englesdorp
  • Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals, (Google Books, ISBN 0-415-27518-0), By James Devillers, Minh-Hà Pham-Delègue