November 26, 2014

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

American Apitherapy Society Logo

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

Maine Agricultural Trades Show Logo

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

Larry Connor

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...]

American Apitherapy Society Annual Course and Conference 2011

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Maine Beekeeper and Treasurer of the American Apitherapy Society informs us: The American Apitherapy Society is holding their 15th Annual Course and Conference (CMACC) in New Orleans on Nov. 4-6, 2011. Register before Sept. 23 for the Early Bee price, and before Oct. 7 for the reserved hotel rooms. Learn from some of the most experienced apitherapists in the country, and enjoy New Orleans … [Read more...]

Transitioning to Organic Beekeeping with Ross Conrad September 21, 2011

Ross Conrad Portrait

ATTENTION: OLD BEES - NEW BEES - WANNA BEES Penquis Beekeepers is pleased to be hosting a workshop: “Transitioning to Organic Beekeeping” with Ross Conrad Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the VFW, 20 Cedar Street in Dexter, Maine at 7:00 p.m. This workshop will cover topics and practices not ordinarily covered in lectures and articles, including: non-toxic mite and disease control; … [Read more...]

Maine Goes to EAS 2011 in Rhode Island

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About 20 Mainers attended the annual Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS) meeting in Warwick Rhode Island - July 25-29, 2011. Look for more in the upcoming Bee Line in your snail-mailbox. … [Read more...]

Mite Away Quick Strips in Maine

MiteAway Quick Strips (MAQS)

The Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) were registered (Section 3, General Use) on May 25, 2011. NOD was notified and the registration was posted on the Pesticide Control Board web site that day. Our (department's) goal was to have it registered by 6/1/2011 for several reasons that include the registration queue based on chemical co-application date, and the fact that formic acid can be very hard … [Read more...]