October 21, 2014

Past-President Extraordinaire – Jacky Hildreth

Cumberland County Chapter Past President Jacky Hildreth

Last night the Cumberland County Chapter of MSBA honored Jacky Hildreth as he completed his 7th year as president of the chapter.  During his tenure, the chapter grew from 35 members to over 230 today.  Jacky has been a generous and tireless leader.  He  teaches beekeeping courses and is a mentor to many beekeepers.  He became a Master Beekeeper last year.  The chapter recognized his rich … [Read more...]

National Honey Princess at the Fryeburg Fair this Week

Emily Campbell is this year's National Honey Princess.

Emily Campbell is this year's National Honey Princess. She is a pre-vet major from Minnesota and has bees on her family farm. She is having a great time at the fair - even entered the skillet toss competition and threw 37 feet. Stop by and visit her at the Fryeburg Fair this week. fryeburgfair.com   … [Read more...]

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...]

Apples and Honey Recipes For Rosh Hashanah

Apples and Honey Recipes For Rosh Hashanah

  The Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) is celebrated just in time for your Fall honey harvest this year (September 5th and 6th). According to Wikipdia: Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year." The Maine Beekeepers would like to wish everyone a sweet year with … [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 Stories

Call for Stories

There’s always a story when working with bees. Here’s an invitation to write your story and submit it for a story night. The stories will be read by a panel of judges and the best will be chosen for a telling of your own tale. We’ll gather in late November or early December to share our experiences whether poignant, informative, or just plain funny. So think about your beekeeping as an opportunity … [Read more...]

Show Support for Beekeeper Limited Liability Law

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There will be a PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, April 04, 2013, 1:00 PM, Cross Building, Room 214 on the beekeeper limited liability law that MSBA has requested. We need to support the formation of a Working Group to get this bill moving forward. If you can attend the meeting to show support it would be great – if not please send testimonials or an email of support. Address the emails to the ACF … [Read more...]

2013 Bee Informed Partnership Surveys – Deadline Extended to Midnight April 30th

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The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is a USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture) funded project with the stated goal of reducing colony losses. The program is a collaboration of research institutions, Universities and beekeepers in the US.  It is now time for your active participation! To receive a personalized invitation to participate in Bee … [Read more...]

EAS 2013 to be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania August 5-9

EAS 2013 to be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania August 5-9

Easter Apiculture Society presents the 2013 EAS Conference and Short Course, hosted by Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, at West Chester University West Chester, Pennsylvania on August 5-9, 2013. Located 25 miles west of Philadelphia International airport, EAS 2013 will feature Local, Regional and National Experts giving lectures and workshops, plus a long list of other beekeeping … [Read more...]