July 23, 2014

Annual Meeting and Conference Mobile App

Annual Meeting and Conference Mobile App

The Maine State Beekeepers Association has nifty way for you to have the schedule of the Annual Meeting and Conference in your pocket - with a Mobile App. As you have certainly registered by now, this will be a handy tool, for sure. Simply go to this URL on your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and follow the directions. http://my.yapp.us/YEDEUD (requires installing a free app). We … [Read more...]

Proposed Bylaws Changes October 2013

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Please review the following proposed changes (in red text) to the MSBA Bylaws prior to voting at the Annual Meeting on October 19, 2013 ARTICLE III - Membership Section 3: Membership shall consist of six classes: Individual Family/Household Family/Household Life Individual Life Honorary Life Chapter or Association A Family/Household Membership shall consist of one or more adults … [Read more...]

Registration is Open for the MSBA Annual Meeting and Conference

Dr. Deborah Delaney Assistant Professor Entomology & Wildlife Ecology University of Delaware

  Saturday, October 19, 2013 Theme for 2013: Sustainability — Bee Prepared! Location: The Italian Heritage Center 40 Westland Avenue Portland, ME 04102  [ map ] *Current MSBA Membership is required to attend the Annual Meeting Register online in the MSBA Store » Or, register by filling out the 2013 Annual Meeting Registration Form (PDF)  and mailing it in by October 12, … [Read more...]

Call for Beekeeper of the Year Nominations

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Each year the Maine State Beekeepers Association recognizes the contributions of two special Maine beekeepers by awarding them Beekeeper of the Year and Junior Beekeeper of the Year. These awards will be presented at the MSBA Annual meeting on October 13, 2012. We would like to encourage each chapter of the MSBA to nominate someone for each of these awards. Criteria is based on commitment to … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting, October 15, 2011 – save the date

Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture

Fall 2011 Annual Meeting Saturday October 15, 2011 The 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Maine Beekeepers Association will be hosted by the Sagadahoc County Beekeepers. Ramada Conference Center Lewiston/Auburn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston, ME 04240 US Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp Department of Agriculture and Vermont Beekeeper Michael Palmer. Save the … [Read more...]

One Beek’s View of the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting

Maine beekeepers enjoy socializing, snacking, perusing raffle items and sampling honey contest entries in USM’s Abromson Center lobby.

by Geoff MacLean The University of Southern Maine campus was all a buzz on Saturday October 16th as beekeepers from across Maine swarmed Hannaford Hall the Abromson Center for the second Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting of 2010 hosted by the York County Beekeepers Association. Last spring, the MSBA Board decided to move the annual meeting from late spring to mid-fall in the … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting October 16, 2010

Medhat Nasr at EAS 2010

The October annual meeting is around the corner and the York County chapter is organizing an amazing day of beekeeping education. We are very honored to have such world-class beekeepers as our speakers. Medhat Nasr has just returned from speaking in Australia (where varroa are not yet present, but the beekeepers? are preparing fortheir eventual arrival). After our meeting, he will be … [Read more...]

Summary of the MSBA 2010 Spring Meeting

Top:Jennifer Berry proudly accepts a thank-you MSBA tee. Bottom:Cindy Bee shares bee removal techniques,peppered with colorful stories of her varied experiences over the years

By nearly any measure one can think of, the 2010 MSBA annual meeting held on March 27th was a great success. Good food, lots of beekeepers and “wanna bees,” and impressive speakers made for a day that any beekeeper could thoroughly enjoy. As always, the crew at the Calumet Club provided great food and friendly service. This was no easy task, given the near- capacity crowd of 272 people at the … [Read more...]

Beekeeper of the Year 2010 – Nick Kelley

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Letter to the nominating committee: We would like to nominate Nick Kelley for the Beekeeper of the Year award. In 1993 a small group of beekeepers from Franklin and Oxford County began meeting monthly to discuss beekeeping. These meetings were the foundation of the Western Maine Beekeepers Association (WMBA) and Nick Kelley has been a cornerstone of the club since day one. His enthusiasm … [Read more...]

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting Lineup Announced

Jennifer Berry

The Speakers for the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Association Meeting have been announced by the sponsoring Chapter, the York County Beekeepers Association. Headlining will be Jennifer Berry. Ms. Berry is Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager at the University of Georgia. She’s actively involved in all aspects of honey bee research and education for the state of Georgia. Her primary … [Read more...]