December 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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...]