November 12, 2019

Eastern Apicultural Society’s 65th Annual Short Course & Conference

August 3-7, 2020 at University of Maine, Orono   Excitement is building as word spreads about the Eastern Apicultural Society’s annual conference that will be held at UMO this August. Over 600 beekeepers from the US and beyond attended last year’s event, and the lure of summertime in Maine is expected to draw a similar number. Short Course and Main Conference The five-day event is … [Read more...]

November 16th Beekeeping Symposium in Hampden

Register by tomorrow to get lunch included!   Penobscot County Beekeepers Association will be hosting a daylong Beekeeping Symposium on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at the (new) Hampden Academy. This event will feature two great speakers: Ian Steppler from Manitoba, Canada has a large commercial operation that focuses on honey production and sustainable management, and has a Youtube … [Read more...]

Beekeepers Calendar: November

Make sure mouse guards are securely in place and remove mite treatments. Provide upper ventilation with an insulating board or moisture absorbing material by Thanksgiving. Hives may be wrapped with tar paper or commercial wrap.  … [Read more...]

Bissell Brothers Brewery honors MSBA

MSBA has been chosen as a recipient of Portland-based Bissell Brothers Brewery's "You Earned It" program. The company encourages employees to connect to the greater community by producing a small-batch beer to be served in the taproom. Proceeds get donated to a charity of the brewer's choice; in this case BBB team member Seth Vigue, who made an ale using local honey from Portland beekeeper Chris … [Read more...]