MSBA Annual Meeting – 2012

Location:
The Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

2012 Theme: Wizards of Beekeeping

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jerry Hayes, leading the efforts to control Honey Bee parasites and pathogens using non-chemical controls at Monsanto
  • Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist
  • Lincoln Sennett of Swan’s Honey
  • Michael Bush, author of The Practical Beekeeper

Read more: http://mainebeekeepers.org/news/register-now-for-the-maine-beekeepers-annual-meeting-and-conference/

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Yorks October Guest Speaker

           Yorks October Regular Meeting

Topic:  “The History of Beekeeping in Maine

Matt Scott – Marine Biologist Scientist, Experienced Beekeeper, Founding Member & Past MSBA President, Past EAS President.

Matt spoke to us a couple years ago related to Bee Forage.  He most recently spoke to the Cumberland Club related to the Black Bear in Maine.

 

Link to more Calendar Events:  http://mainebeekeepers.org/york-county-beekeepers/calendar-events-2012-to-2013/

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York County Beginner Bee School Fall 2012

 

Where: Downstairs Classroom in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME
When: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, October 16 – November 13
Course Fee: $90 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $50 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($140/pair).
Pre-Registration: is required by October 4. Please use registration form on page 2, or if you are charging your fee, you may register by phone. Space is limited: first come, first served.
York Beekeepers Fall 2012 Course Registration Document (PDF)

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Apitherapy Workshop – April 28-29

“Honey Bees for Health”

Apitherapy Workshop and Symposium

The York County Beekeepers Association will be sponsoring an Apitherapy workshop and symposium in co-ordination with the American Apitherapist Society. The event will take place at the York Harbor Inn, in York Maine, April 28, Saturday and 29, Sunday. This workshop has 3 instructors that are of the highest regard in their field. They are all from the American Apitherapy Society. Two of them have claim to speaking Internationally on the topic of Apitherapy. We are so fortunate to have them all come to Maine, right here in York County.

Frederique Keller, DOM, L.Ac, the current President of the AAS, Frederique holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist, as well as a Medical Herbalist in Long Island, NY, where she has also been a beekeeper for 20 years.

Theo Cherbuliez, MD, a practicing psychiatrist and the AAS Vice-President, has kept bees for 40 years in NY and Maine where he now lives. As an active apitherapist for twenty years, he was President of AAS, and is now the President of the Apitherapy Commission of Apimondia. He travels and lectures extensively, interacting with apitherapists worldwide.

Allen Dennison, MD, graduated from Harvard University in Biology and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980. He is currently working with the Depts. of Microbiology, Pharmacy and Wound Care (Division of Nursing) at Brown University’s R. I. Hospital, to re-establish honey as a preferred dressing component for all surgical wounds, with special attention to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. He is an active clinical teacher at Brown University and Boston University Medical Schools.

This ancient form of medicine with products of the beehive (honey, pollen, propolis, bee venom, and royal jelly) is used for health and healing throughout the world. The use of these products to maintain health is currently becoming well recognized in mainstream as well as scientific publications, and their power to heal when illness or accident occurs is also documented. Conditions such as arthritis, MS, pain, and wounds are known to respond well to Apitherapy. This will be an enlightening and informative event for all in attendance. To learn how to use the products of the hive to improve your own, your families and friends health is something you wont want to miss. There is even a segment on Veterinarian Apitherapy for the pets. Come learn more at this Symposium in Southern Maine. Once your convinced you don’t want to miss this workshop, you can fill out the registration on the Flyer and mail it to Peggy Pride. The information is all on the flyer. You can get more registration information from the Flyer.

Honey Bees for Health Conference Registration Form (PDF) PDF


York County Beekeepers Association

Preliminary Program

Saturday April 28, 2012
7:30-­8:30 am: registration and continental breakfast
8:30-­9:30 am: Intro. To Apitherapy (TC)
9:30-­10:30 am: Legal Issues & Informed Consent (TC)
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45 – 11:45 am: Treatment of Scars (FK)
11:45: -­ 12:45: pm: Honey for Healing (AD)
12:45 – 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Veterinary Apitherapy (FK, TC)
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm: Adverse Reactions to Bee Venom (TC)
4:15 – 5:15 pm: Pain: Arthritis & Accidents (FK, TC)
5:30     End of Day 1 Symposium
5:30 – 6:30: Cocktail Reception, Open Bar
6:30 – 8:30: Dinner (optional, additional cost)

Sunday April 29, 2012
7:30 – 8:30: Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00: Workshop 1: Preparations for healing with products of the hive
10:00 – 11:30 Workshop 2: Demonstration of Treatments of Scars & Wounds
11:30-­ 11:45: Break
11:45 – 1:00 pm: Workshop 3: BVT demonstrations
(Workshops are conducted by all faculty & will have participation by registrants)
1:00 – END

 

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UMaine Extension York County Bee Schools – Spring 2012

York Beekeeping Schools


York County Beginner Bee School Fall 2012

In the beginner level course, instructors from the Maine State Beekeepers Association and the York County Beekeepers Association will cover such topics as the Honey Bee Colony, Constructing Hives, Pests and Disease, Medication, Honey Production and sustainability of a honey bee colony.

Where: Downstairs Classroom in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME
When: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, October 16 – November 13
Course Fee: $90 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $50 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($140/pair).
Pre-Registration: is required by October 4. Please use registration form on page 2, or if you are charging your fee, you may register by phone. Space is limited: first come, first served.
York Beekeepers Fall 2012 Course Registration Document (PDF)

Read more: http://mainebeekeepers.org/beekeeping-resources/bee-schools/#ixzz28NPOzlci

 

Intermediate Bee School

Larry Peiffer, Vice President, Maine State Beekeepers Association teaching "Bee School"

There is a proposed Intermediate Course intended to be taught in the Spring of 2013. Below are some of the subjects covered and contact information for when it gets started.  Master Beekeeper, Larry Peiffer, will be teaching the Intermediate level course, for those with at least one year of beekeeping experience.  It will Highlight such Topics as Honey Bee Anatomy, Biology and Communication, Foraging and Botany, Problems of the Hive, Nucs, Splits, Mating and Rearing Queens, and Hive

Manipulations.  Students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience.  This will be a day of hive work solely for this class.

 


Both courses are co-sponsored by University of Maine Extension and the 
Maine State Beekeepers Association. Any person with a disability who needs 
accommodations for the program should contact Frank Wertheim at 800-287-1535 
to discuss their needs at least 7 days in advance.

 

To receive more details, please contact the York County office of UMaine Extension at 1-800-287-1535 (in state) or 207-324-2814 or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

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York County Bee School Starting October 16, 2011

How many pounds of honey can one bee colony produce in a year? Prospective beekeepers will be buzzing with questions like this at the Fall Bee School starting on October 16, at the Anderson Learning Center in Springvale. The five-week introductory beekeeping course is sponsored by the Maine State Beekeepers Association and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County.


York County Beginner Bee School Fall 2012

Where: Downstairs Classroom in the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen Street, Springvale, ME
When: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM, October 16 – November 13
Course Fee: $90 – includes beginning beekeeping textbooks, other materials, and a 1-year membership in the York County Beekeepers Association. A reduced fee of $50 applies to one of a pair of students who choose to share the text and materials ($140/pair).
Pre-Registration: is required by October 4. Please use registration form on page 2, or if you are charging your fee, you may register by phone. Space is limited: first come, first served.
York Beekeepers Fall 2012 Course Registration Document (PDF)

Read more: http://mainebeekeepers.org/beekeeping-resources/bee-schools/#ixzz28NPOzlci

 

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Acton Fair Aug 25-28, 2011

The Acton fair is taking place from August 25th through the 28th

Come visit the Honey & Beekeeping Display and talk with members of the York County Beekeepers Association (YCBA)

The Display is a great place to become educated about the importance of beekeeping to our environment and the County’s agricultural system, how simple, and how fun it is.

Come look at the observation hive, and see if you can find the queen!

Download the Acton Fair Booklet(PDF) and plan your visit!

Do you want to learn more about the Acton Fair? Visit their Website Here

 

Beekeepers,

Would you like to enter your honey for display and judging? there are small cash awards for each ribbon! Please see page number 75 in the Acton Fair Booklet for more information.

We are looking for YCBA members to attend the display share our love and excitement of beekeeping.

 

If you would like to contribute a nice display for the fair, or other educational materials, please contact:

Russell Osgood

38 Vinyard Lane

Cape Neddick, ME 03902

207-451-3052

russ-osgood@myfairpoint.net

 

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The YCBA has launched the 2011 Fall Bulb Fundraiser

Plan now for spring!

Order fall bulbs for your honeybees!

There are six different bee friendly bulb varieties to select from.

Galanthus Elwesii

(“Giant Snowdrop”)

Species Crocus Mixture

Large Flowering Crocus Mixture

 

 

Scilla siberica Spring Beauty

(Siberian Squill)

Muscari Armeniacum

(“Blue Grape Hyacinth”)

(pictured with tulips)

Allium Aflatunense Purple Sensation

(“Flowering Onions”)

Make your reservation for the bulbs and pay for them on or before the September meeting.  The bulbs will be ordered after the September meeting and will be available on or before the October meeting.

The bulbs will be ordered from John Scheepers, inc.  which do not use pesticides of any kind on its bulbs, so they are safe for your bees.

The Fundraiser is open to everyone inside, and outside, the York County Beekeepers Association, so please tell your family and friends.

Please download and print out the 2011 Fall Bulb Fundraiser Package (PDF) PDF

Submit your order sheets to Peggy Pride at their store in Lebanon, ME

or mail them to Peggy McLauglin  (there is more information included in the package)

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Bee Pride Grand Opening Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Bee Pride Grand Opening Sunday, March 20th

Bee Pride Grand Opening Sunday, March 20th

Whether you’re an experienced beekeeper that needs equipment & supplies or a new beekeeper looking to set up a hive, come on over & check out our new store. We have stocked up on both 8 & 10 frame quality woodenware from Humble Abodes (made in Maine), equipment & supplies from Brushy Mountain Bee Supply; along with items from other suppliers like Dadant & Thorne’s of England. Spring is the time when we are all gearing up for the bees. Bee ready to help your bees this spring or get some new equipment ready to go for the season.

Demonstrations:
10 o’clock Assembling frames & boxes with Peggy & Richard McLaughlin

11 o’clock Larry Peiffer will demonstrate how to install a nuc and a pkg –without bees

Bee Pride Crop 2010

Bee Pride Crop 2010

12 o’clock Larry Peiffer will open & inspect a hive (weather permitting) to see how it over wintered & will also discuss what needs to be done now that it’s spring.

1 o’clock Assembling frames & boxes with Brian

9-2 Honey tasting, bee cookies and light snacks Door prizes throughout the day Enter to win a Garden Copper Top for your hive

Store hours: March – October Tuesday & Thursday 11-6 Saturday 9-2. If these times are not convenient, just give us a call or email & we will arrange a convenient time for you.

We strive to give our customers quality products and friendly service. Buy locally to save time & money.

BEE PRIDE
Peggy & Brian Pride
119 Lizotte Rd
Lebanon, ME 04027 207-850-2101
peggy@beepride.com

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March 14th Meeting to Feature Tony Jadczak

Maine State Apiarist, Tony Jadczak

Maine State Apiarist, Tony Jadczak

We have our State Inspector, State Apiarist, Tony Jadczak coming to speak on the Topic of: Spring Management. With the warm weather, rain, fog, the snow is in a quick melt mode.

 

Spring is just around the corner. Maybe… next week when we change our clocks. So, get the latest from Tony on CCD and how the State is looking, coming into spring. He’ll answer our questions and explain what to look for and how to be prepared for what’s around the next corner.

It’s another must hear presentation.

Don’t miss it!

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