April 24, 2014

June 2012 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Bee-Friendly Garden (Seen in London)

→ Remove mite treatments and antibiotics (see labels). → Add supers to hives as needed. → Manage for swarm prevention via equalizing hives, making splits/ nucs or Demaree method. → This is the time of year to register your bee hives with our state apiarist. → Sign up for the Cumberland County Beekeepers "How to Make Summer Nucs – Hands-on Workshop" on … [Read more...]

Workshops Swarm Prevention, Management, and Capture & Summer Nucs

How to Make Summer Nucs - Hands-on Workshop

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...]

Transitioning to Organic Beekeeping with Ross Conrad September 21, 2011

Ross Conrad Portrait

ATTENTION: OLD BEES - NEW BEES - WANNA BEES Penquis Beekeepers is pleased to be hosting a workshop: “Transitioning to Organic Beekeeping” with Ross Conrad Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the VFW, 20 Cedar Street in Dexter, Maine at 7:00 p.m. This workshop will cover topics and practices not ordinarily covered in lectures and articles, including: non-toxic mite and disease control; … [Read more...]

How to Make Summer Nucs: A Hands-on Workshop

Each participant receives: two queens, one divided hive body, and two homasote inner covers.

The Cumberland County Beekeepers Association presents: How to Make Summer Nucs: A Hands-on Workshop Saturday, July 16, 2011 1pm –4pm Presenter: Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes This will be a hands-on workshop utilizing the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association’s club hives to make 4 summer nucs for the purpose of wintering over for following year use. (Two nucs per each full … [Read more...]

How to Mark a Queen Bee

how to mark a queen bee

Erin MacGregor-Forbes of Overland Apiaries Demonstrates Marking a Queen Bee at a Nuc Making Workshop of the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association. It is common practice to mark the queen with a small spot of paint on her back (thorax). A color code exists within the beekeeping industry to indicate the year the queen was introduced. International Queen Marking Color … [Read more...]