September 26, 2017

November 2015 – The Beekeepers Calendar

Phil Gaven of the Honey Exchange in Portland at the Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting

Phil Gaven of The Honey Exchange in Portland at the Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting

Be sure to Register for the Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting taking place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Hampden.
(Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 7, 2014 – Registration fee goes up to $45.00 after deadline.)

 Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Michael Palmer, owner of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans, Vermont and former Vermont Beekeepers Association president.
  • Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist
  • Students from the University of Maine Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management department.

* Provide upper ventilation.

* Remove mite treatments prior to wintering or wrapping the colony.

* Wrap colonies with tar paper or commercial wrap and provide with an insulating board or moisture absorbing material (Homasote) by Thanksgiving.

* Sell honey at craft fairs, etc.

* Register for a Bee School course that is one level up from you current knowledge level.

* Read periodicals.

 

 

 

 

This monthly post is adapted from “The Beekeepers Calendar, A Year In The Apiary-Central Maine” by Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist

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