Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium

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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]

Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
TypeProfessional Organization
Area served
Mid-Atlantic Region of US
Methodresearch and extension work

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]


  1. ^ "Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium".
  2. ^ "MAAREC About Us".
  3. ^ "Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Working Group - Summary of purpose and responsibility" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2008.

Further readingEdit

  • 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