The following people have volunteered to speak to beekeepers and other groups on various topics related to honeybees and bee management.
Though most are affiliated with The Maine State Beekeepers Association they are not endorsed by the organization and you will need to make arrangements directly with them.
Rick Cooper, BEES-’N-ME
Master Beekeeper, Past MSBA President, Beekeeping
Master Beekeeper, Board Member, MSBA Eastern Apiculture Society Director, Beekeeping
Past MSBA President, Former Board Member, Former Editor of Newsletter, Beekeeping
Abenaki Farm Apiaries, Former State Bee Inspector, Beekeeping, Nucs
Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Master Beekeeper
MSBA President, Beekeeping
Maine Apiarist/State Bee Inspector
MSBA Board Member, Beekeeping
Past MSBA President, Candle Making
Founding Member of MSBA, Former EAS Director, Past MSBA President, Beekeeping
Lincoln Sennett, Swan’s Honey
Past MSBA Board Member and National Honey Board Representative Beekeeping, commercial pollination, packing, nucs
Past MSBA President, MSBA Membership Director, Beekeeping
Travel distance 60 – 70 miles from Portland; willing to travel further if overnight accommodations are available.
Fee $50 to $200 depending on presentation length and travel
- Queens and Requeening, Small scale queen rearing, Colony seasonal management
- Preparing for winter, What to do in the spring, Year round management to increase winter survival
- Gardening for bees – Plants for nectar and pollen,
- More than honey – products from the hive, lotion and salve making, pollen and propolis collection
- Disease and pest management, Using a microscope to check for nosema and treatment options (both apis and ceranae)
- Varroa Mite treatments and control options, ex; Drone brood traps for Varroa mites
- Splitting hives for increasing, which technique is right for you?
- Swarm Control, Beekeeping Equipment, Honey production / Comb Honey
- The sustainable apiary
Past MSBA President and Former Board Member, Making Mead (Honey Wine)
This list last updated: January 2010