CCBA hosts open hives monthly from May-September. These provide a great opportunity for hands-on learning. Experienced beekeepers lead a guided inspection of a hive, demonstrating hive activities, splits, nuc making, mite treatment application and other essential tasks specific to the season. These are member-only events and we ask that you bring a veil. Directions to the host locations are sent out via Google group emails prior to the event. They usually begin at 10:00 AM.
Upcoming Open Hives:
Saturday, May 11, beginning at 10:00 AM, (rain date Sunday, May 12, at 10:00 AM)
Jonathan Mitschele Hosting
Around dandelion bloom in New Gloucester. Duane Choquette has interesting approaches to beekeeping that he will talk about at the open hive. The Host will show side-by-side two-queen hives in action and demonstrate his method of making splits.
Past Open Hives:
June 23, 2018–Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary
42 Montgomery Road, Windham, Maine 04062
This is always a great Open Hive especially for new Beekeepers. Multiple hives are opened by multiple beekeepers all at the same time. Makes for smaller groups, better visibility, and easier Q&A. Rain date June 24.