November 12, 2018

Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture Hands-on Workshop

Cumberland County Beekeepers Association Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture Hands-on Workshop Tuesday May 10th 2016 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Maine Mead Works, Portland Maine   Presenter: Jack Hildreth, Master Beekeeper   This will be a lecture style workshop discussing the causes of and reasons for honeybee swarms, how to manage and reduce the swarm impulse in … [Read more...]

Preparing for Swarm Season

Making Your Own Bait Hives Now that you’re finished with your winter of building and repairing supers, brood boxes and frames, think about the possibility of building bait hives in preparation for the May/ June swarm season. A bait hive is a swarm-catching box. I have captured some nice swarms in boxes set in trees, and it seems easier than answering a swarm call, which may come at an … [Read more...]

Workshops Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture & Summer Nucs

Cumberland County Beekeepers Association will be presenting two hands-on workshops this Spring. Don't miss the chance to take your beekeeping to the next level with these workshops run by an EAS Master Beekeeper, and the President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association. Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture Wednesday April 25th, 2012 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Mabel I. Wilson … [Read more...]