November 24, 2014

November 2014 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Proper Homasote Placement above the Inner Cover

* Provide upper ventilation. * Remove mite treatments prior to wintering or wrapping the colony. * Wrap colonies with tar paper or commercial wrap and provide with an insulating board or moisture absorbing material (Homasote) by Thanksgiving. * Sell honey at craft fairs, etc. * Register for a Bee School course that is one level up from you current knowledge level. * … [Read more...]

Pollinator Health and Safety Conference – November 20, 2014 – Portland

Pollinator Health and Safety Conference - November 20, 2014 - Portland

    November 20, 2014 Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks 200 Sable Oaks Drive South Portland, ME 04106 Co-Sponsored By The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry For more information: http://umaine.edu/agriculture/pollinator-conference/   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 8:00 am-   Registration and Check-in 8:30 am-    Welcome and Overview Moderator … [Read more...]

October 2014 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Farmstand Honey in Jefferson, Maine

→  Only a few days left to Register for the Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting taking place on Saturday, October 18, 2019 in Hampden. (Registration Deadline: October 11, 2014 - Registration fee goes up to $45.00 after deadline.) →  Confirmed Speakers include: Dr. Dewey Caron Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist Erin MacGregor-Forbes Matt Scott →  Finish feeding … [Read more...]

Honey-Tasting Contest at 2014 Annual Meeting

Maine raw honey samples entered into the York County Beekeepers Honey Contest

  The Maine State Beekeepers Association will be holding a honey-tasting contest at the 2014 Annual Meeting. A traditional Black Jar is a 'blind-tasting' with covered jars, so that the judges (annual meeting attendees) see neither the number nor the color or type of jar,  and dole tastes on the tip of black plastic sip straws. The black cancels any trace of the honey's color, while … [Read more...]

September 2014 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

  → Register for the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting and Conference taking place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Hampden → Harvest fall honey crop and remove supers around September 10-20. → Extract ripe honey. → Partially filled supers should be fed back to the bees above the inner cover. → Reduce entrances, apply brood medications and apply mite … [Read more...]

Registration is Open for the 2014 MSBA Annual Meeting and Conference

Dr. Dewey M. Caron

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Confirmed Speakers Dr. Dewey Caron Tony Jadczak Erin MacGregor-Forbes Matt Scott Raffles, Vendors and much more! Complete information on the Annual Meeting  » Hosted by the Penobscot County Beekeepers Hampden Academy, Hampden 89 Western Ave Hampden, ME 04444 Register online in the MSBA Store »  Register by Mail » (PDF) Registration … [Read more...]

August 2014 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Summer Honey Harvest in Maine

  →     Harvest honey the 1st week of August if not done in July. →     Super hives during goldenrod bloom if needed. →     If summer honey was not harvested, top super for goldenrod/fall honey flow. →     Unite weak hives and position brood and honey stores in anticipation of winter. →     Attend an "Open Hive" at your local Bee … [Read more...]

Free Webinar on Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings July 24, 2014

Removing bee stings - speed matters, method doesn't

Allergy & Asthma Network AnnouncesFree Webinar on Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 pm Eastern timeVIENNA, Va., July 10, 2014 -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its“2014 Venom Allergy 101” webinar on July 24, 2014, at 7 pm Eastern time. This webinar is perfect for the summer as stinging insects … [Read more...]

July 2014 – The Beekeepers Calendar

A Junior Beekeeper in Maine

→ Add supers as needed. → Remove entrance reducers. → Harvest honey at the end of July or when the honey flow slows. → Place an empty super on hives that have honey in the 2nd brood chamber or above a queen excluder (inner cover) on hives that have mostly brood in both brood chambers. → Colonies with excessive brood and large adult bee populations should … [Read more...]

Video for People who have Questions about Plants and Neonicotinoids

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