Maine State Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping Speakers

The following people have volunteered to speak to beekeeping  clubs and other groups on various topics related to honey bees and bee management.

Though most are affiliated with the Maine State Beekeepers Association, they are not endorsed by the organization. Arrangements must be made directly with speakers.

Mark Cooper
Windham
Master Beekeeper
gmcooper81@aol.com
207-232-5842
Beginning beekeeping, making nucs, raising queens, swarm collecting

Rick Cooper
Bowdoinham
Master Beekeeper, Past MSBA President
honeybee@fastmail.net
207-666-5643
Beekeeping (adult groups only)

Peter Cowin
Hampden
Past President of Penobscot County Beekeepers
petercowin@bioedgefishing.com
207-299-6948
Beekeeping, swarm catching, feral colony removal

Jane Dunstan
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Knox & Lincoln Counties
MSBA Board Member
rmllamas1@gmail.com
‭207-568-6800‬
Beginning beekeeping, 2nd year beekeeping, nucs and splits, swarm management

Erin MacGregor-Forbes
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
South Portland
Master Beekeeper, Past MSBA President
queenbee@overlandhoney.com
207-838-4046
General beekeeping concerns, SARE, overwintering nucleus colonies, making summer nucs, swarm management and prevention, organizing bee clubs

Phil Gaven
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Portland
Master Beekeeper
phil@thehoneyexchange.com
207-773-9333 Beginner Beekeeping, presentations for students and families, urban and suburban beekeeping, nucleus colonies whys and hows

Geoff MacLean
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Scarborough
MSBA Board Member
Beekeeper at Red Brook Honey
geoffmaclean@me.com
207-415-9044
Do I Want to Bee a Beekeeper?, Introduction and Sophomore Beekeeping Courses, Become a Sustainable Beekeeper, Making and Successfully Over Wintering Nucleus Colonies

Richard McLaughlin Jr.
Springvale
Past MSBA President
Master Beekeeper
Richard@apidoro.com
207-370-2215
Beekeeping, bee removals, swarm collection

Michael McNally
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties
MSBA Board Member
mcnallys@comcast.net
207-725-7598‬
General beekeeping, nucs and splits, seasonal management. Also “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” – how mushrooms can help honey bees battle disease and parasites.

Thalassa Raasch
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Southern Maine
MSBA Board Member
keepers.maine@gmail.com
207-747-7057‬
Urban/rooftop beekeeping, beekeeping with/for kids, beekeeping photography

Chris Rogers
Windham
MSBA Board Member
Master Beekeeper
chris@backwoodsbeefarm.com
207-893-2847
Beekeeping

Lincoln Sennett, Swan’s Honey
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Albion
Past MSBA Board Member
swanshoney@roadrunner.com
207-437-2251
Beekeeping, commercial pollination, packing, nucs

Matt Scott
Founding Member of MSBA, Past MSBA President and EAS Director
mscott.afs@gmail.com
207-495-3409
Beekeeping in ME, CCD and Mites, Bears and Bees in ME, Wintering in ME, Maine Bee Pasture and Bee Botany, The Art and Science of Beekeeping, History of Beekeeping in ME, Diseases, Pest and Parasites of Honeybees, Honey

Karen Thurlow
WILL DO VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS
Master Beekeeper
newmoonapiary@gmail.com
506-685-0176 (Canada) 
Queens/requeening, small scale queen rearing, seasonal management, gardening for bees, products from the hive, disease and pest management, splitting hives, swarm control, honey production, the sustainable apiary

Jean Vose
Nobleboro
Past MSBA Board Member
Planting for bees and other pollinators, and being eco-friendly.
Nobleboro, ME
207-563-7564
207-691-0342
godslove@tidewater.net

Chris Rogers
Karen Thurlow
Karen Thurlow
Matt Scott
Matt Scott
Erin MacGregor-Forbes
Phil Gaven
Jane Dunstan
Jane Dunstan
Rick Cooper
Rick Cooper
Mike McNally
Thalassa Raasch
Thalassa Raasch
Geoff MacLean
Geoff MacLean
Peter Cowin
Jean Vose
Jean Vose
Lincoln Sennett Swan's Honey
Lincoln Sennett