January 20, 2018

Coming Soon: MSBA Grants to Participate in the Bee Informed Partnership Sentinel Apiary Program

Coming Soon! Be a Citizen Scientist – Help Other Beekeepers in Maine The MSBA is pleased to announce the formation of a new grant to assist beekeepers or chapter clubs wishing to participate in the Bee Informed Partnership’s Sentinel Apiary Program (BIP-SAP). Three (3) beekeepers from around Maine will be selected to participate in the BIP-SAP for 2018. Data collected will be published … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting is Just 12 Days Away!

Early Bird Pricing is $25 up to THIS SATURDAY October 7th! It will be held again this year in Rockland at Ocean Side High School. Our speakers this are:                                       Dr. Jim Tew                                       Dr. Anita Collins                                       Lincoln Sennett                                       Jennifer Lund, State Apiarist Come … [Read more...]

Pre-Order Bee Supplies – NO Shipping – 10% Discount

Would you like to get a few beekeeping supplies, but worry about shipping? Have No Fear! Brushy Mountain Bee Farm is taking Pre-Orders!               They will bring the supplies to the Annual Meeting for you to pick up               Did I mention that they are giving a 10% discount for the pre-orders? Place your orders by phone before October 11th!   Call them … [Read more...]

Did Your MSBA Membership Expire?

Did you remember that... The MSBA changed the membership year to expire on September 30th! This means that your membership MAY have expired!   The easiest way to check your membership status?     Look at the mailing label on your Bee Line   The expiration date of your membership should be printed there. You can renew your membership online in the MSBA … [Read more...]

Join the 2017 Mite-A-Thon

The first annual Mite-A-Thon will take place Saturday, September 9 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 and we invite you to participate! The Mite-A-Thon is a national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one week window. All beekeepers will be asked to participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling … [Read more...]

MSBA Annual Meeting is October 14th, 2017

Please join the Maine State Beekeepers Association for their Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 am – 5 pm (registration begins at 8 am). The location will again be the Oceanside High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland, Maine and the meeting is being hosted by the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers Guest speakers: Dr. Jim Tew Dr. Anita Collins Lincoln Sennett State Apiarist, … [Read more...]

UMaine researchers unveil BeeMapper, a wild bee habitat assessment tool

BeeMapper is an interactive web tool that displays land cover and predicted wild bee abundance throughout the Maine wild blueberry production landscape. https://umaine.edu/beemapper … [Read more...]

If you see a swarm of bees, call a beekeeper.

Recently, Erin McGregor Forbes, CFO of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens a Master Beekeeper, received an email about a swarm of honey bees that had been reported by a terrified East Boothbay resident. Erin was able to relocate the bees to a hive at the Gardens, bringing our current hive count to nine. Read on about saving the swarm! http://www.mainegardens.org/blog/saving-the-swarm/   … [Read more...]

2016-2017 Winter Apiary Survey

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ME DACF) is running a Beekeeping survey for the 2016-2017 winter. All Maine beekeepers are invited to participate in the survey which is available on the ME DACF website where you can also find information about apiary licensing, educational events, and other resources. … [Read more...]

MSBA Annual Meeting October 15, 2016

The MSBA Annual Meeting is right around the corner.  Join us for a full day of education and networking with your fellow Maine beekeepers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from  8:00 am – 5:00 pm. This year's meeting is being hosted by the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers and will be held at Oceanside High School 400 Broadway Rockland, Maine Don't miss your opportunity to hear amazing speakers Dr. … [Read more...]