August 21, 2019

A Tribute to Harold B. Swan

By Peter Cowin, “The Bee Whisperer” On January 14, 2018 Maine lost a pillar of the beekeeping community. Harold Swan was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1924.  He lived in the same residence in Brewer Maine for all of his 93 years. He loved nature, gardening, and most of all, bees. At the age of 19, young Harold, ordered his first beehive from Sears Roebuck. While Harold was in … [Read more...]

Sumner “Ken” Kennard Wiley Jr.

Ken Wiley was a longtime member of the Sagadahoc County Beekeepers Association HARPSWELL - The Lord was joined by Sumner "Ken" Kennard Wiley Jr., 85 years young, on Sept 17th 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ida Moreshead Wiley, his Daughter Sylvia K.Wiley, his son in-law Chris Muth, Sister Barbara White and so many loving nieces and nephews. He was the most wonderful … [Read more...]

Richard “Dick” Vose Jr. 1935-2015

Jean Vose notified us that her husband, Dick, died on Saturday. Jean and Dick were voted 2014 Maine State Beekeepers of the Year at the Annual Meeting.   His funeral services will be: Friday night (1/16) visiting hours from 7 - 9 pm at Strong Hancock Funeral Home, Damariscotta and his Funeral will be at the First Baptist Church in Waldoboro, next to Moody's Diner, on Saturday 1/17 at 10 … [Read more...]

Warren D. Small, 34 [1978 – 2012]

Warren D. Small, resident of Livermore, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 31st at his home. In addition to the MSBA, Warren was a member of the Androscoggin County Beekeepers. He and his daughter Riley loved to go tend to the bees, and Rachel was always the first to greet him when he walked through the door. Messages of condolence may be sent via    … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Armstrong, 67

Jeff Armstrong, Cumberland County Beekeepers Association member and Cape Elizabeth beekeeper, passed away June 5, 2012 after a four-year struggle with cancer. Jeff was a true outdoorsman and lover of all things natural. He will be missed. More complete online obituaries can be found at: and … [Read more...]

David A. Penney, 1955 – 2011

Bangor Daily News David Allen Penney, 56, died peacefully March 13, 2011, with his family by his side at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1955, in Hartland, a son of Richard and Carolyn (Dunphy) Penney. He graduated from Skowhegan High School, Class of 1974. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and working with his honeybees. David was a self-employed woodsman, and also worked at … [Read more...]

Robert A. Budden

We offer our sincere condolences to the family of fellow beekeeper and former Sagadohoc County Beekeepers Association President Robert A. (Bud) Budden. TOPSHAM — Robert A. Budden, 80, of the Meadow Rd. died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at a local hospital. He was born in Greenville … [Read more...]

Barry Dennis Gallant

Dear Fellow Beekeepers: I am writing to let you know that one of our members has passed away. Barry Gallant, my brother-in-law, died Dec 1. As we are still a fairly new group, we don’t know each other well, but Barry really enjoyed the club meetings. Cards could be sent to his wife: Roberta Gallant PO Box 195 Waterboro, ME 04087 - Ron Sargent, Hollis WATERBORO - Barry Dennis Gallant, age 70, of … [Read more...]

Kenneth E. Hough

Sadly, Sagadahoc County Beekeepers Association reports the death of one of our long time members, Ken Hough on September 20th. Our condolences to his family. HARPSWELL — Kenneth Edgeworth Hough, 74, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann; two daughters, Coleman Hough and Lee Parr and her husband, Jeremy; three grandchildren, Catherine, … [Read more...]