We hold meetings on the first Tuesday of each month September through May (weather permitting) in the cafeteria of the Mabel I. Wilson School, 353 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, beginning at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to club members and guests. Each meeting features a program of interest to beekeepers.
The December meeting is being cancelled due to the weather.
Potluck, Election of Officers, Q & A — will be rescheduled to January 7, 2020
Nov 5: Chris Rogers will discuss getting the most out of your apiary with value added products.
Oct 1: Duane Choquette, Northern Beekeeping:
Non-traditional Tips and Tactics for dealing with Winter.
Mr. Choquette is a biologist who works as an environmental consultant here in Scarborough. In this role he is responsible for a wide variety of biological field survey efforts ranging from wetland delineations and rare species surveys, to vegetation mapping and resource assessments. His duties include impact studies for natural resources, such as water quality of streams and rivers, sensitive habitats such as vernal pools and wetlands, wildlife habitat evaluation, rare plant and animal surveys, construction monitoring, and preparation of wetland/wildlife mitigation plans and permitting tasks on the local, State and Federal level. Mr Choquette is also responsible for permit compliance for rare, threatened, and endangered species related impacts, invasive species control, vegetation removal and overall compliance with permit conditions. He has worked on projects throughout the Northeast and Northcentral United states, from Maine to Maryland.
Sept 3: Keith Kettelhut, Frames Frames & Frames. Your questions answered about Frames. Plastic, Foundationless, Wired, Pinned. To include demonstrations and examples.
May 7: Mike McNally, who will tell us about the connections between honey bees and fungi. His talk is titled “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” It is about honey bee and mushroom/fungi interactions and current research trends on these areas.
April 2: Carla Essenberg, a biology professor at Bates who studies bee behavior
March 5: No Speaker, Social meet and greet. All are welcome
Feb 5: Erin MacGregor Forbes, Slovenian Hives
Jan 8: Erin Forbes, Slovenian hives Cancelled due to weather
Dec 4: Potluck
Nov 6: Jonathan Mitschele, Twin Four frame Nucleus hives and his Oxalic acid vaporizer
Oct 2: Al Borzelli, How to be Successful at Beekeeping. Mite and swarm control. Q&A to follow!
May 1: Richard McLaughlin, President of the MSBA: Using oxalic acid drenches to treat mites
April 3: Jennifer Lund, state apiarist: Hive autopsy
March 6: Karen Thurlow, Master Beekeeper: Making splits
May 2: Karen Thurlow, Master Beekeeper: splits and replacement queens
April 4: Sandra Mitchell: new veterinary and medication regulations
March 7: Jennifer Lund, state apiarist: bee pests and diseases