The Western Maine Beekeepers bee school will begin on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Region 9 School on Route 2 in Mexico. I took this 12 week class last year to relearn all I had forgotten in the years since I had bees and to learn about all the new stuff that has developed since. It was, by far, the best $35 I've ever spent.
There are other classes in different parts of Maine. I've spoken with people that have taken at least one of the others and they have the same high regard for the bee school they attended as I do for mine.
So, if you're thinking of keeping bees in Maine, you will do yourself a favor by attending one of them.
They start soon so here's a link to get you started: Maine Beekeepers Association Bee Schools.