August 2, 2015

MSBA Baseball Hats Now Available in 4 New Colors

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Show your Maine Beekeeper pride with a comfortable 100% cotton hat. Now available in 4 new colors:  Blue, Gold, Green, and Red.  We still have some Tan ones left over from last year, too. So head on over to the MSBA Store and pick one up.       … [Read more...]

New Agritourism Law Protects Maine Beekeepers

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In April, the Governor of Maine signed a new law that protects beekeepers, farmers and others in Maine’s agritourism industry from liability. H.P. 1214 - L.D. 1605 - PUBLIC Law Chapter 609    ("An Act To Promote Agricultural Activity in Maine by Limiting the Liability for Agritourism Activities") provides this limited protection for landowners as long as they post signs stating that visitors … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Group Forming in Aroostook County

Beekeeping Group Forming in Aroostook County, Maine

Attention beekeepers: there is a chapter forming in Aroostook County… Feeling left out in the northern region of our fine state? Look no further — instead, look forward to a vibrant bee club in “the county.” Contact Melinda King for more information: wpfsuppliesu@gmail.com or 694-0118 … [Read more...]

AFB Sighted in South Portland, Near the Cape Elizabeth Town Line

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UPDATE: June 13, 2012: Confirmed AFB on Chestnut Street in Westbrook. Please be vigilant! American Foul Brood (AFB) has been sighted in South Portland, near the Cape Elizabeth Town Line. Article from keepMEcurrent.com with more details: Bees Under Attack Also, according to the Cumberland County Beekeepers,  "a wild hive has lived in the barn at Jordan's Farm (on Wells Road) in Cape … [Read more...]

Sacopee Valley Tri-County Club Forming

Sacopee Valley Tri-County Club Forming

A new chapter is being formed. We're calling ourselves the Sacopee Valley Beekeepers Club. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. We are planning to take turns hosting at our homes, which right now includes Cornish, Limington and West Baldwin. No member will be required to host meetings - all are welcome to join, whether they want to host meetings or … [Read more...]

Workshops Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture & Summer Nucs

How to Make Summer Nucs - Hands-on Workshop

Cumberland County Beekeepers Association will be presenting two hands-on workshops this Spring. Don't miss the chance to take your beekeeping to the next level with these workshops run by an EAS Master Beekeeper, and the President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association. Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture Wednesday April 25th, 2012 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Mabel I. Wilson … [Read more...]

“Honey Bees for Health,” An Apitherapy Symposium & Workshop April 28-29, 2012

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The American Apitherapy Society, Inc. & the York County Beekeepers Association present “Honey Bees for Health,” An Apitherapy Symposium & Workshop April 28-29, 2012 York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, ME 480 York Street York Harbor, ME 03911 Please join us in York Harbor, just one hour north of Boston, MA for this event. You will be able to learn from three experienced Apitherapists, and … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Renew your MSBA Membership for 2012

Maine State Beekeepers Association Membership

Maine State Beekeepers Association (MSBA) dues are $15 annually for individuals, $22 for a family membership.  Our membership runs calendar year, so now is the time to renew. Membership dues can be paid online with a Credit Card or a PayPal account, or by mailing a check to our membership director using the form on the back of The Bee Line Publication (also found on the website). Your … [Read more...]

Visit the Maine Beekeepers Booth – Ag Show – January 10-12, 2012

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The Maine State Beekeepers Association will be setting up a booth at the 2012 Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Tony Jadczak, State Apiarist and Bee Inspector will be there with volunteers to answer questions, to represent beekeeping in Maine and to support our State Insect, the Honey Bee. The booth will contain educational displays, equipment and informational handouts. The public will be … [Read more...]

SNEBA Conference in East Lyme, Connecticut – November 19, 2011

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The Connecticut Beekeepers Association and Wicwas Press will conduct the 2011 Southern New England Beekeepers Assembly November 19, 2011 at: Saint Matthias Parish 317 CHESTERFIELD ROAD in EAST LYME, CT 06333. This new venue is located in a historically rich section of New England. The program will run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. In addition to industry speakers, there will be a vendor display … [Read more...]