February 21, 2019

EAS Conference Coming to Maine

The Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) has officially named Maine as the host of its annual conference in August 2020. To be held at the University of Maine in Orono, the five-day event will feature lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized speakers, workshops, vendor displays and beekeeping courses for all experience levels. Temporary apiaries will be set up on site, where open hive demos run back-to-back all day long. Candidates wishing to become a Master Beekeeper take their examinations at the annual conference. Social events range from from trivia nights to microbrewery tours and more.
A core committee has already begun planning and welcomes anyone interested in being a part of the team. A large amount of volunteers will be needed to make the conference a success. Maine has hosted the EAS conference on four previous occasions: at UMO in 1966, 1983 and 1993, and at Bowdoin College in 2003.
Over 700 people from 38 states and nine countries attended this year’s conference in Hampton, Virginia.
EAS is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. Members include individuals as well as 26 state and provincial associations from the eastern US and Canada.
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