YCBA Swarm Help

We just have a few questions:
                      look at this page to confirm what you see
Are you not in York County, Maine?
Report the swarm to the MSBA at:
or call (207) 619-4BEE (which is also 207-619-4233)
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July Open Hive

Hey there Beekeepers!

Would you like to see a master beekeeper or an experienced beekeeper inspect a hive?

Would you like to hear what they are seeing, how they are managing, and why?

Come to our next open hive session at Christine Ingwersen’s house in  Arundel on SUNDAY July 14th

We usually start gathering about 10am with a little social time  and plan to start the session at 10.30.


If you want to see the full Schedule, check out the “Open Hives” tab

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Yorks March Guest Speaker

Monday 11, 2013

Karen Thurlow – Experienced Beekeeper, Master Gardener, Herbalist
Problems with the hive as it relates to queens

Her talk to the club would be a bit like this:

1. How to tell you have a queen verses a laying worker or no queen.

2. How to requeen, introduce a queen to a queenless hive, should you have attendants in her cage or not,

3. Different types of queen cages and how to insert them,

4. Should you mark your queen, clip her wings, or do nothing ?

5. How to find the queen. Is it important to see her or just see evidence of her?

6. Inserting queen cells, using a queen catcher,

7. Different races of queens.

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