October 31, 2014

“Honey Bees for Health,” An Apitherapy Symposium & Workshop April 28-29, 2012

American Apitherapy Society Logo

The American Apitherapy Society, Inc. & the York County Beekeepers Association present “Honey Bees for Health,” An Apitherapy Symposium & Workshop April 28-29, 2012 York Harbor Inn, York Harbor, ME 480 York Street York Harbor, ME 03911 Please join us in York Harbor, just one hour north of Boston, MA for this event. You will be able to learn from three experienced Apitherapists, and … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Then and Now – My Experience

Lawrence Furbish enjoying his new apiary, back in Maine.

by Lawrence Furbish, York County Beekeeper My first exposure to beekeeping came in the early 1950s when my dad kept bees on land we owned down behind the Country Club in Sanford. I was too young to help him, but I remember several things: his bee veil, long canvas gloves that came up to his elbows, and the smoker. I also remember him getting called when a package of bees he had ordered … [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...]

2011 Hive Census- York County Beekeepers Association

2011 Hive Census- York County Beekeepers Association

by Richard McLaughlin, YCBA President At our last club meeting in March, a writer  from a local newspaper approached me  with a few questions about our organization  for an upcoming article. One of which  was regarding how many hives are managed  by our members in York County. Since  the YCBA (York County Beekeepers Association ) didn’t have that number in its  membership database, I thought it … [Read more...]

One Beek’s View of the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting

Maine beekeepers enjoy socializing, snacking, perusing raffle items and sampling honey contest entries in USM’s Abromson Center lobby.

by Geoff MacLean The University of Southern Maine campus was all a buzz on Saturday October 16th as beekeepers from across Maine swarmed Hannaford Hall the Abromson Center for the second Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting of 2010 hosted by the York County Beekeepers Association. Last spring, the MSBA Board decided to move the annual meeting from late spring to mid-fall in the … [Read more...]

Behind the Veil: Ian Munger

Ian Munger Portrait

North Berwick [York County] Beekeeper Since: 2009 Hives: Currently 3 hives split between 2 rural apiaries; these from several hives combined in late fall. Day Job: Detective Beginnings: I have always been interested in bees. I used to go to the fairs to look at the observation hives. Beth, my wife, was at first hesitant, but now supports my bee habit. Lesson(s) Learned: I tend to always … [Read more...]

Annual Meeting October 16, 2010

Medhat Nasr at EAS 2010

The October annual meeting is around the corner and the York County chapter is organizing an amazing day of beekeeping education. We are very honored to have such world-class beekeepers as our speakers. Medhat Nasr has just returned from speaking in Australia (where varroa are not yet present, but the beekeepers? are preparing fortheir eventual arrival). After our meeting, he will be … [Read more...]

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting Lineup Announced

Jennifer Berry

The Speakers for the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Association Meeting have been announced by the sponsoring Chapter, the York County Beekeepers Association. Headlining will be Jennifer Berry. Ms. Berry is Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager at the University of Georgia. She’s actively involved in all aspects of honey bee research and education for the state of Georgia. Her primary … [Read more...]