October 24, 2014

EAS 2013 to be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania August 5-9

EAS 2013 to be held in West Chester, Pennsylvania August 5-9

Easter Apiculture Society presents the 2013 EAS Conference and Short Course, hosted by Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, at West Chester University West Chester, Pennsylvania on August 5-9, 2013. Located 25 miles west of Philadelphia International airport, EAS 2013 will feature Local, Regional and National Experts giving lectures and workshops, plus a long list of other beekeeping … [Read more...]

July 2012 – The Beekeepers Calendar

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→ Add supers as needed. → Remove entrance reducers. → Harvest honey at the end of July or when the honey flow slows. → Place an empty super on hives that have honey in the 2nd brood chamber or above a queen excluder (inner cover) on hives that have mostly brood in both brood chambers. → Colonies with excessive brood and large adult bee populations … [Read more...]

Time to Consider the Big Honey Show at EAS 2012 in Vermont

"Queenline" Jar for Honey Show Entry

How do your honey, candles, mead, photos and baked goodies stack up? Bring your entries with you to EAS in Burlington and show them off! In past EAS conferences, sometimes the Honey Show has been skipped or pared down, but this year, Mike Palmer is going all-out. He is gathering sponsors and judges and is determined to have every category possible filled with as many entries as possible. Let’s … [Read more...]

My First EAS

About 20 Mainers attended the annual Eastern Apiculture Society meeting in Warwick Rhode Island - July 25-29.

by Ian Munger Have you ever read a bee article and wished you could ask follow-up questions? Just how much brood do you need to make that nuc? What is the best way to package and sell your honey? Can you write-off that lost colony on your taxes? Have you ever wished your local monthly meeting was a little bit longer? Do you love to talk about bees with anyone who will listen? EAS provides … [Read more...]

My Ticket to EAS and the Master Beekeeper’s Certification Test

Support up until the end from my mentor, Erin. Thank you! [Erin, left; Jackie, right]

by Jacky Hildreth, President Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, (and 3/4 Jedi Master!) WOWZA!!! Is my head spinning! I am so jazzed up from the whole event. I can’t believe what a powerful week this was for me. From all the great people I met, the excellent talks, demonstrations and social gatherings all wrapped into five quick days. It was like a full year of information in an apiary, … [Read more...]

Maine Goes to EAS 2011 in Rhode Island

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About 20 Mainers attended the annual Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS) meeting in Warwick Rhode Island - July 25-29, 2011. Look for more in the upcoming Bee Line in your snail-mailbox. … [Read more...]

July 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

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Add supers as needed. Remove entrance reducers. Harvest honey at the end of July or when the honey flow slows. Place an empty super on hives that have honey in the 2nd brood chamber or above a queen excluder (inner cover) on hives that have mostly brood in both brood chambers. Colonies with excessive brood and large adult bee populations should be left with a super full of honey at … [Read more...]

April 2011 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Installing a package of bees

Monitor food reserves.   Feed medicated (Fumagilin-B) light syrup (1:1) to hives low on stores. Scrape bottom boards and check the brood pattern on a mild day.   Install package bees April 15th or later and feed light syrup medicated with Fumagillin (PDF).   Apply mite treatments to wintered colonies if Varroa are detected (mid-late April) in the drone brood. … [Read more...]

The Serious Beekeeper: Time to Begin Master Beekeeper Preparations

Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes at the 2010 Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Meeting

The Eastern Apicultural Society annual meetings will be held in New England in both 2011 and 2012. Any Maine beekeeper who is serious about expanding their beekeeping knowledge and skill set should plan to attend one or both of these meetings. The 2011 EAS will be held the last week of July in Rhode Island and the 2012 EAS will be held the second week of August in Vermont. Both of these meetings … [Read more...]

Upcoming Regional Meetings for 2011

Vermont Beekeepers Association - http://vermontbeekeepers.org/

American Beekeeping Federation Conference Theme: Together for a Sweet Future The joint effort of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council to produce the largest and most innovative beekeeping conference in North America. An exciting opportunity to bring together beekeepers of all levels and from all over the country and beyond to … [Read more...]