July 30, 2015

Annual Meeting and Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Hampden Academy, Hampden
89 Western Ave
Hampden, ME 04444

Hosted by the Penobscot County Beekeepers

Current MSBA Membership is required to attend the Annual Meeting

NOTE: The Cumberland County chapter is arranging “Bus to Bangor 2014,”
Picking up at three locations (S. Portland, Yarmouth, and Gardiner);
Sign up online for the bus:

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

Dr. Dewey Caron spent over 43 years teaching and doing bee extension and bee research at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware. He has been active in EAS since 1967, including organizing the annual meeting numerous times as well as serving as President (1986) and board chair for eight years (1991-99). He currently resides in Oregon where he is a Master Beekeeper program advisor, serves as the vice-president of the Oregon State Beekeepers and continues to volunteer as Extension Bee Specialist for OSU.

Tony Jadczak has been the Maine State Apiarist and Bee Inspector since 1983 and has been keeping bees since he was 14. As a beekeeper, Tony describes himself as a side-liner. In addition to monitoring hive health statewide, answering our calls, and inspecting migratory colonies, Tony often speaks to Maine beekeeping chapters.

Erin MacGregor-Forbes focuses her teaching and beekeeping on sustainable bee management, IPM strategies, and overwintering nucleus colonies. Erin works with the bees’ own instincts and behaviors to create thriving colonies, and communicates those concepts to the human beekeepers who want to help their colonies maximize their potential.

Matt Scott has a BS in Wildlife Management and an MS in Fisheries Science, UMaine; retired as Deputy Commissioner, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 1997; retired, Chief Biologist, DEP; Past President, MSBA

Tentative Schedule
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome from MSBA President, Carol Cottrill
9:00 – 10:15 Basics of Opening the Hive and Reading the Brood Frame [Dr. Dewey Caron]
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Impact of Climate Change on Beekeeping [Matt Scott]
11:45 – 12:15 MSBA Business
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Maine Update [Tony Jadczak]
1:30 – 2:45 Bee Stewardship [Dr. Dewey Caron]
2:45 – 3:00 Break and Last Call for Raffle
3:00 – 3:45 Final Results of SARE Project [Erin MacGregor-Forbes]
3:45 – 4:00 Raffle and Close

Raffles & Tickets As usual, there will be a huge array of great raffle items! You are invited to bring an item for the raffle table (not necessarily bee-related).

Pre-registrants each receive one free raffle ticket at the registration table, with more available for purchase.

Vendors Various vendors will be selling their wares: beekeeping equipment, bee-themed gifts and clothing, and much more!

Travel & Accommodations The Cumberland County  chapter is arranging a “Bus to Bangor 2014,” picking up at three locations (S. Portland, Yarmouth, and Gardiner); see link above.

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