September 1, 2014

Don’t Forget to Renew your MSBA Membership for 2012

Maine State Beekeepers Association MembershipMaine State Beekeepers Association (MSBA) dues are $15 annually for individuals, $22 for a family membership.  Our membership runs calendar year, so now is the time to renew.

Membership dues can be paid online with a Credit Card or a PayPal account, or by mailing a check to our membership director using the form on the back of The Bee Line Publication (also found on the website).

Your membership dues support our website, pay for publishing and mailing  The Bee Line, and help MSBA promote beekeeping education at a number of events around our state every year.

Our membership exceeded 500 people in 2011, we had three new local chapters form, and at least 5 additional bee schools have been educating new beekeepers around our state.

The MSBA created a “swarm hotline” this past year to connect beekeepers with homeowners. And while 2011 was a fairly light year for swarming due to rain May and then dry weather through the summer, we still fielded over 50 calls on the swarm line, promoting honey bees to the public and avoiding neighbor-beekeeper problems.

MSBA has big plans for 2012: Improved education and bee school programs, promoting beekeeping legislation at the state level, and of course hosting a great annual meeting this fall.

Please join us in renewing your membership today.

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