Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting Saturday, October 19, 2013
Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Ave.
Portland, ME 8:30 - 4:30
This year’s Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting features three outstanding speakers who will focus on honeybee sustainability in the Northeast.
Dr. Deborah Delaney from the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware studies unmanaged honeybee populations. Her talks will give us an overview of the work being done in that field and how it can guide our practice.
Kirk Webster has owned and operated Champlain Valley Bees & Queens in Middlebury Vermont since 1986. The apiary has been completely treatment-free since 2002 and is well known for producing strong Russian queens and nucs as well as honey. He says that making nucs in midsummer for over-wintering are key in his management system and are the best way we have to help the survivability our hives.
Tony Jadczak, Maine State Apiarist since 1983, will present an overview of hive health in Maine during 2013.
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Registration Deadline: October 12, 2013