August 29, 2015

American Apitherapy Society Annual Course and Conference 2011


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


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...]

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...]