October 31, 2014

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...]

Please Support LD 1184 – An Act to Limit Liability of Apiary Owners and Operators

Erin Forbes, President Maine State Beekeepers Association

In regard to the article on LD 1184 the membership should know that as of May 3, 2011 the bill will not be moving forward. Please do not sent letters to your reps and senators at this time. Suzanne Brewer Secretary, MSBA The Maine State Beekeepers Association has been working on replicating the West Virginia Beekeeper Indemnity Law in our State. In essence this legislation will limit … [Read more...]

2011 Bee Informed Partnership Surveys

Bee Informed Partnership

Dear Beekeeper: We need your help. Please take 20 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys. Both surveys are only open from 1 April through 18 April 2011. 1) Winter Loss Survey: This should take less than 5 minutes. 2) Past Year Management Survey: This should take less than 15 minutes. The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting, October 15, 2011 – save the date

Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture

Fall 2011 Annual Meeting Saturday October 15, 2011 The 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Maine Beekeepers Association will be hosted by the Sagadahoc County Beekeepers. Ramada Conference Center Lewiston/Auburn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston, ME 04240 US Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp Department of Agriculture and Vermont Beekeeper Michael Palmer. Save the … [Read more...]

New Library Acquisitions 2010

Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley

DVDs Bee Removal by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Bees—Tales from the Hive by NOVA/WGBH Comb Honey Production by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Extracting by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Honey in the Comb by Gene Killion [2 copies] Books Beekeeping 101: Handbook & Guide for the Beginning Beekeeper by Dana Stahlman Bees Don’t Get Arthritis by Fred Malone [2nd ed.] Honey Bee Biology and … [Read more...]

Upcoming Regional Meetings for 2011

Vermont Beekeepers Association - http://vermontbeekeepers.org/

American Beekeeping Federation Conference Theme: Together for a Sweet Future The joint effort of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council to produce the largest and most innovative beekeeping conference in North America. An exciting opportunity to bring together beekeepers of all levels and from all over the country and beyond to … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting October 16, 2010

Medhat Nasr at EAS 2010

The October annual meeting is around the corner and the York County chapter is organizing an amazing day of beekeeping education. We are very honored to have such world-class beekeepers as our speakers. Medhat Nasr has just returned from speaking in Australia (where varroa are not yet present, but the beekeepers? are preparing fortheir eventual arrival). After our meeting, he will be … [Read more...]

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting Lineup Announced

Jennifer Berry

The Speakers for the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Association Meeting have been announced by the sponsoring Chapter, the York County Beekeepers Association. Headlining will be Jennifer Berry. Ms. Berry is Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager at the University of Georgia. She’s actively involved in all aspects of honey bee research and education for the state of Georgia. Her primary … [Read more...]