This year, Maine State Beekeepers Association will hold their annual meeting at SKY-HY Conference Center in Topsham, Maine on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Hosted by Sagadahoc County Beekeepers, the meeting will feature notable speakers Eric Venturini, John Skinner Ph.D., and Jennifer Lund.
Eric Venturini is a Partner Biologist with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and will be speaking on pollinator conservation efforts in Maine.
John Skinner Ph.D. is a professor and Extension Bee Specialist working in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. His areas of specialty include pollination ecology of native and crop species, bee pest and disease IPM, and developing floral resource habitat to sustain and promote pollination.
Jennifer Lund is the Maine State Apiarist and Bee Inspector, and former research technician in the entomology department at the University of Maine.
Read more at the MSBA website.