July 23, 2014

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...]

My Swarm – Maine Swarm Hotline to the Rescue

Honey Bee Swarm in Tree in Maine

Good morning every one! I want to take a moment and THANK the Maine Bee Swarm Hot Line and our group!   An extra special THANK YOU with much gratitude goes out to Erin, Philip, Larry and Fred. I happen to have Monday off, such a beautiful day, and our garage in need of paint. So, the project of the day had me on a ladder, painting and just plain enjoying the day. I had visited the bee … [Read more...]

How to Make Summer Nucs: A Hands-on Workshop

Each participant receives: two queens, one divided hive body, and two homasote inner covers.

The Cumberland County Beekeepers Association presents: How to Make Summer Nucs: A Hands-on Workshop Saturday, July 16, 2011 1pm –4pm Presenter: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes This will be a hands-on workshop utilizing the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association’s club hives to make 4 summer nucs for the purpose of wintering over for following year use. (Two nucs per each full … [Read more...]

Attention Beekeepers in Androscoggin County

A new chapter of beekeepers is being formed in the Androscoggin County area.

A new chapter of beekeepers is being formed in the Androscoggin County area. All are welcome, new or experienced beekeepers. This will be an informal group for the purpose of exchanging information, helping one another, and generating enthusiasm for the art and science of beekeeping. First meeting Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7:30pm West Auburn Congregational Church, in the Vestry 811 West … [Read more...]