February 13, 2016

Annual Meeting and Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2015
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


Confirmed Speakers

Michael Palmer - Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 - Photo by D. Israel

Michael Palmer – Speaker at Annual Meeting and Conference 2015 – Photo by D. Israel

Mike Palmer, owner of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans, Vermont and former Vermont Beekeepers Association president. Palmer will discuss his methods of producing local stocks of bees from colonies that are productive, healthy and have the ability to withstand the long Vermont winters.

Students from the University of Maine Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management department.

Maine state apiarist and bee inspector Tony Jadczak.


Tentative Schedule
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome from MSBA President
9:00 – 10:15 Speaker 1
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Speaker 2
11:45 – 12:15 MSBA Business
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Maine Update [Tony Jadczak]
1:30 – 2:45 Speaker 3
2:45 – 3:00 Break and Last Call for Raffle
3:00 – 3:45 Speaker 4
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!

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