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Penquis Beekeepers to host Ross Conrad on September 24, 2012

Ross Conrad Speaking at the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting in 2009

Ross Conrad Speaking at the Maine Beekeepers Annual Meeting in 2009

Penquis Beekeepers is pleased to be hosting a workshop, “Overwintering bees and Spring Management and stress reduction in Beehives naturally” with Ross Conrad on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Dexter Town Hall, 10 Hall Street in Dexter, Maine at 7:00 p.m.

Ross Conrad has learned his craft from world-renowned beekeeper and apitherapist, Charles Mraz, and Charlie’s son Bill.  Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture – The Magazine of American Beekeeping, and author of Natural Beekeeping:  Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture.  Ross has given bee related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years.  His small, human-scale beekeeping business Dancing Bee Gardens, sells honey and candles among other bee related products directly to friends, neighbors, and the local community.  His book and some of his products will be available for sale at the workshop.

The cost is $5.00 per person in advance and $6 at the door, pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited.  To pre-register send your name, address and telephone number along with a check or money order made out to “Penquis Beekeepers” to:  Annette Geydoshek, 19 Halfway Point Lane, Hartland, ME 04943.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on the 24th.

Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend.  For more information call Tish at 207-997-3546.

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