Meetings are held at 6pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
at the Somerset County Cooperative Extension;
7 County Drive – on the Norridgewock Rd in Skowhegan.
Typically these are informal gatherings with the refreshments table being pot-luck, so join us for some bee-conversation and bring a snack to share!
November 13, 2012
Guest speaker Jennifer Lund to speak about Honeybee Communication.
December 4, 2012
Beeswax salve-making workshop – with Gerta in Solon. 6pm–pre-registration requested (notify Sam).
Paid for by the Somerset Beekeepers.
December 11, 2012
October 9, 2012
Matt Scott will join the group to talk about Bear Management.
September 11, 2012
Hosting Tony Jadczak, who will speak with Somerset beekeepers about Fall Management.
June or July
Open-hive session hosted by Kevin Fabian of Oakland.
June 9, 2012-Saturday
Field trip to Swan’s Honey in Albion–hosted by Lincoln Sennett
May 8, 2012-Tuesday
Hosting Jennifer Lund, researcher at UMaine in Orono to speak about 2-Queen Colonies and Swarming.
October 17, 2011
Monthly meeting–and Mead Making Workshop with guest speaker Fred Wardwell.
October 9, 2011
Fundraising event for the St. Albans grange, whose organization hopes to raise money to sponsor community agricultural education programs there. Somerset Beekeepers hosted a booth providing information about beekeeping and pollinator conservation, even an observation hive.
September 21, 2011
Field trip to Penquis Group in Dexter, to listen to Ross Conrad, author of “Natural Beekeeping”.
September 17, 2011
Group President and Master Gardener, Samantha Burns, hung out at the New Portland Fair in the Exhibition Hall with the Somerset Beekeeper’s Gardening for Pollinators display.
August 22, 2011
Workshop: Honey-Extraction & Fall/Winter Preparations; guest speaker Matt Scott MSBA founder and former organization President.
July 17th, 2011
Frank Drummond, Professor of Insect Ecology and Entomology at the University of Maine at Orono, will be joining us for our monthly meeting to talk about CCD and its Effects on Native Bee Populations. Beekeepers from across the state are invited to join us, as are UME’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.
July 9th, 2011
Somerset Beekeepers at the Skowhegan Farmer’s Market, promoting Gardening for Pollinators.
July 1st, 2011
Beekeeping presentation with county 4H groups at Somerset Extension office.
May 15th, 2011
Monthly meeting at 5pm. Discussing “Managing Hives for Population-Control” with guest-speaker Bob Egan, former State Bee Inspector and Apiarist.
May 14th, 2011
Somerset Beekeepers to host a booth at the Skowhegan Farmer’s Market; 9am – 1pm. “Gardening for Pollinators” display and educational outreach by group President and Master Gardener, Sam(antha) Burns, as well as fund-raising raffle for Bob Pomelow’s skep-shaped iced tea maker & dispenser. Local artist and beekeeper Lynne Harwood to sell bee-cards.
May 7th, 2011
11th Annual Master Gardener Plant Swap; 9am – Noon. Sam(antha) Burns discussing “Gardening for Pollinators” with local gardeners.
April 27th, 2011
The folks at the Redington Memorial Home in Skowhegan invited Sam(antha) Burns to talk with the folks there about Pollinators and Beekeeping at 10am.