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2018 Maine Beekeeping Survey

The annual Maine beekeeper survey of losses and management practices is now live and ready for your input! Gathering this type of data is important for seeing trends, recognizing when and how losses occur, and determining where to focus education/outreach activities in the future. A summary report of the survey will be presented at the Maine State Beekeepers annual meeting in October and available online. The survey can be found herehttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TW7R96F

Jennifer Lund, State Apiarist
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Penquis Beekeepers is a diversified group of primarily back-yard beekeepers located in central Maine. Our group was established in 2005 with only a handful of members and has steadily grown to 65 + members today.  Our ever-continuing goal is to foster and promote successful beekeeping as well as any matters pertaining to the honeybee in the state of Maine with emphasis on our local counties.   Membership varies from lifetime beekeepers to individuals just getting started with honeybees.   

Monthly meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of every month at the VFW on Cedar Street in Dexter from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Any variation to regular meetings is noted in each month’s meeting’s minutes of which all members receive by e-mail.

During June and July we hold our monthly meetings at our local apiary in Dexter for open hive demonstrations.  Members are encouraged to bring their bee suits, veils and gloves to these demonstrations.  September through April meetings we typically have guest speakers covering various topics on beekeeping along with our regular business agenda.  Our Annual Meeting is held in December at which time new officers are elected, a pot-luck supper is enjoyed along with our sometime- rowdy Yankee Swap.

Members are eligible for borrowing books from our “Penquis Beekeepers Clayton Carr Memorial Library”.   Many books, and DVD’s are available to borrow.  Please see “Our Library List” for a complete listing.  Also, as Penquis Beekeepers is a chapter member of Maine State Beekeepers, our members are also eligible to borrow books and DVD’s from the MSBA Library.

For additional information, please email  Penquis Beekeepers by clicking here
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