Maine State Beekeepers Association


The Benefits of an MSBA Membership

We extend a welcome to anyone interested – you don’t have to be an active beekeeperOur membership represents every level of experience and expertise, from backyard hobbyists to large commercial outfits. Dues are $15 per year.

The Bee Line
Our newsletter is published bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Articles cover a wide range of topics relevant to Maine beekeepers, including seasonal management, honey bee health, queen rearing, swarm control and much more. You may choose to receive a printed version of the Bee Line through US mail, or it can be accessed in the online Members Only portal.

Bee Schools
A comprehensive list of beginner and intermediate beekeeping classes throughout the state is compiled annually, so that you can acquire the essential skills you’ll need to become a great beekeeper.

Timely webinars include a visual component about a wide variety of subjects by highly experienced beekeepers. Some recent topics have been preparing honey show entries, spring management and making splits. Q&A sessions are held at the end of each session. Members have access to recording links here

Annual Meeting and Conference
This all-day gathering of beekeepers from all over the state features speakers of national reputation, a buffet luncheon, and a fund-raising raffle. There is a charge for admission above membership dues, which are required to attend.

Support of Beekeeping Research
We are proud to be able to collectively support important scientific research. Currently $1 (7% of regular annual dues) is donated to the EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research.


A printable membership form is available here if you prefer to mail in with a check.

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Beekeepers meeting
Annual Meeting 2019 at Brunswick High School
MSBA newsletter
Bee Line newsletters
Open hive session

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