Wednesday, March 8th
Our next meeting is at 6:30 pm at the Topsham Grange Hall at 47 Pleasant St, just off Main St. Our guest speaker will be Dave Spicer, VP of Maine State Beekeepers Association and current president of the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers. Dave runs Spicer Bees, a beekeeping supply store in Whitefield, Maine, and also conducts bee school in early spring.
Wednesday April 12th,
6:30 pm at the Topsham Grange Hall at 47 Pleasant St. Our guest speaker will be the new Maine State Apiarist, Jennifer Lund. She will talk about basic biology and spring management.
Jennifer hold a Master’s degree in Entomology from the University of Maine and has almost 20 years of entomological experience. Before becoming the State Apiculturist, Jennifer was a research technician in the entomology department at the University of Maine in Orono. Some of the honeybee projects she has worked on over the years include a national colony collapse disorder study, honeybee colony health comparisons of top bar and Langstroth hives, integrated varroa mite control effectiveness, the role of honeybees as vectors of blueberry disease, sub-lethal effects on colonies to low level pesticide exposure, and health of migratory hives arriving in the State of Maine for blueberry pollination. Jennifer is passionate about honeybee health and helping beekeepers succeed. Aside from managing the honeybee inspection program and helping Maine beekeepers protect their hives, Jennifer also has several of her own hives that she maintains on her farm in Arglye Township, Maine.
Saturday Morning Bee Breakfasts
March 4th, April 1st, May 6th
Join us for breakfast and bee talk on the first Saturday of every month, 8:00 am at the Fairgrounds Cafe in the Topsham Fair Mall (next to Jo-Ann Fabric store). It’s a great opportunity to share your experiences, find out what’s going on with other beekeepers’ hives, get advice about your own colonies, or learn more about beekeeping if you haven’t started out yet. If you plan to attend any of the breakfasts please let Holly Spicer know, at 751-0161 or email@example.com