The Latest Buzz: New Updates!


Next Meeting
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 PM at the VFW on Cedar St. in Dexter.  Agenda: The "Christmas Pot Luck"! There  will be a pot luck with a Yankee Swap (if you are interested in participating, please bring a wrapped present values $10 or less to place under our Christmas tree).
For more information, email  Sheila
For more information, email  Sheila

Winterizing Hives
Still working on preparing your hives for winter? Consider some of the suggestions for winterizing your hives by clicking here.

Maine Bee Forage Information
Here are items on bee habitat, including that of honey bees, that could help you keep your hives strong!

A Curated Collection of Beehive Cams
Have you ever wanted to look inside a beehive without disrupting their routine activity? Well, take a peek at these live beehive webcams!!!
Understanding Varroa Mites

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You've probably heard about the threat to your bees from Varroa mites. Take a look at this video from Michigan State University to learn how you could reduce the risk. 
Note: If you found this video helpful, check out the next video in this series ("Making  a Plan for Varroa") or the first video ("Why Did My Bees Die").
Interested in Joining Penquis Beekeeping Club? 
 You can download a membership application by clicking here
Latest Updates!

Have added a new feature to the Penquis Beekeepers website: Podcasts. Interested in learning a bit about beekeeping from folks around the world? Why not listen to some of the beekeeping podcast below? Check out some of the podcast by clicking to the BeeCast page. Here's an example...

TED Talks: Why Bees are Disappearing?
Check out these two excellent videos from Samuel Ramsey, a doctoral candidate in entomology. The first one is his dissertation on Varroa destructor, a parasitic mite that feeds on honey bees. The second one is called "Doctor Buggs -What's Killing the Bees? 

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Or maybe check out Treatment-free’Beekeepers Give Varroa Mite Free ReinThe Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal and the interesting series honoring Charles Mason Simon all located on the "For your Information" page. Additionally, with honey harvesting just around the corner, a number of helpful extraction videos had been added to the "Harvesting Your Honey" page on the "Beekeeping Videos" page. Check back to the Penquis Beekeepers site for future postings and feel free to contact us with interesting articles and videos

"Bee" History
Want to learn a bit more of the history of beekeeping and the men and woman who have played an influential role in its development? Take a look at some of the links on the Bee History page.