October 13, 2015

Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting – Saturday, November 14, 2015

This year, Maine State Beekeepers Association will hold their annual meeting at Hampden Academy, in Hampden, Maine on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Hosted once again by Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, the meeting will feature keynote speaker Mike Palmer, owner of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans, Vermont and former Vermont Beekeepers Association president. Palmer will discuss his … [Read more...]

It’s honeybee swarm season — which means it’s time to protect bees from humans (Washington Post)

Why you shouldn’t freak out about swarming honeybees — and how to save bees from those who do Washington Post Article » Excerpt: "Swarming is a particular behavior that honeybees exhibit in the late spring or early summer as a way of propagating the species, says Andrew Coté, a New York-based beekeeper and founder of the New York City Beekeepers Association. When a colony gets big … [Read more...]

Five-Course Honey Dinner @ Good Table Restaurant – January 25, 2015

The Good Table Restaurant, in Cape Elizabeth, along with members of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association would like to invite you to a Honey Dinner. This will be a 5-course menu celebrating Maine honey with each course highlighting a locally produced honey. Each course will be paired with either wine, beer or mead. Five-Course Honey Dinner Good Table Restaurant Route 77, Cape … [Read more...]

Honeybee Microscopy Classes – Disease Diagnosis

Some bee diseases can only be positively diagnosed with the aid of a microscope. This 2-session class will focus on how Acarine and Nosema affect colony health. You will be taught laboratory skills that will enable you to make positive diagnoses with discussions on timely and appropriate treatments. Class Limit: 8 people Cost: $100 Dates : 1/24/2015 & 1/31/2015 Location: University … [Read more...]

Nobleboro Couple Receives Beekeeper of the Year Award

From: The Lincoln County News - 10/29/2014 Self-described "backyard beekeepers" Dick and Jean Vose, of Nobleboro, were given the Maine State Beekeepers Association's Beekeeper of the Year award at the association's annual meeting Oct. 18. The award "is given annually to a beekeeper that has, over a period of years, demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, improved the public image of … [Read more...]

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...]

Honey-Tasting Contest at 2014 Annual Meeting

  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...]

Registration is Open for the 2014 MSBA Annual Meeting and Conference

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...]

Significant Outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB) in the Bowdoinham Area

Attention Beekeepers In The Bowdoinham Area I have found a significant outbreak of American foulbrood (AFB) in the Bowdoinham area. Hives weakened by the disease were robbed by other hives in the area. There are few registered beekeepers in the area. Please be on the lookout for AFB and questionable or abnormal brood patterns (see examples at right). If beekeepers in the area would … [Read more...]

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

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...]