September 1, 2015

“BEES” an Online Resource for Beekeepers of all Levels

The Beekeeper Education and Engagement System (BEES) is a new online resource for beekeepers at all levels.

by Tish Dutson During the winter and spring months, Maine has offered a number of beekeep- ing classes at various locations, but if you did not happen to live within a com- mutable distance of those classes, you had no other option...until now. At long last, rural Maine beekeepers have a resource for furthering their knowledge of beekeeping through online beekeeping courses for both … [Read more...]

Pollination – A Primer from the Maine State Bee Inspector

Main parts of a mature flower. ILLUSTRATION: MARIANA RUIZ VILLARREAL

Spring has sprung in many parts of the US, and thousands of hives have been rolling across interstate highways during winter months to service a variety of crops in southern and western areas. Springtime in Maine is only weeks away and soon gardeners, farmers and beekeepers will be thinking about planting, blooms, bee management, pollination and the weather. With all of the recent media … [Read more...]