We hold meetings on the first Tuesday of each month September through May 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.
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