November 29, 2015

Video for People who have Questions about Plants and Neonicotinoids

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Eastern Apiculture Society Annual Conference 2014

July 28-August 1, 2014 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky More information: … [Read more...]

Backwoods Bee Farm Hosting Overwintering Nuc Workshop June 28, 2014

Backwoods Bee Farm will be hosting the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association overwintering nuc workshop at their home apiary this year. The purpose of this class is to teach beekeepers sustainable beekeeping practices through the use and management of nucleus colonies. Participants can take home a nuc kit and a northern raised Russian queen from Warm colors apiaries in Mass. The nuc … [Read more...]

Queen Grafting Workshop June 14th

Bee Pride in Lebanon will have a queen grafting workshop on June 14th with Khara from Sorority House Queens and later a presentation of her experience with the Farmer to Farmer program with bees in Nicaragua. For more info on these two events please email directly: or visit their website: … [Read more...]

Agricultural Council of Maine (AGCOM)

by Barbi Ives, Sacopee Valley Beekeepers’ Club president   For over a year, I have been representing the MSBA at AGCOM meetings. AGCOM meets on the last Tuesday of every month of the year except December. The MSBA is one of 19 regular, 13 associate, and 8 ex-officio members of this council. Members include commodity group representatives; investment organizations; universities and … [Read more...]

Past-President Extraordinaire – 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. 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.   … [Read more...]

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. (requires installing a free app). We … [Read more...]

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

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...]