Penquis/Maine News

Penquis Beekeepers and Maine State Beekeeping News

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 14th at the VFW Hall in Dexter beginning at 7:00 PM. The guest will be Peter Cowin, the "Bee Whisperer" .

Interested in Joining Penquis Beekeeping Club?

You can download a membership application by clicking here.

2020-2021 Annual Maine Beekeeper 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. To participate in the survey please click here.

New Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Website

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Website now has a website that provides COVID-19 information and resources to agriculture and food businesses. The site was launched and is designed specifically to help keep Maine agricultural producers, businesses and service providers as up-to-date as possible on health and safety issues with the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Click here for more information.

Penquis Beekeepers Hold a Winter Open Hive by Sheila Heneise

The Penquis Beekeepers held a Winter Open Hive at their March 10 meeting in Dexter. Brad Deane, one of the club’s directors, offered to bring in a hive he had recently lost for a group autopsy. Click here for more details!

Photo Gallery is now active!!

"Our Photo Gallery" is now active. The first few albums are of an older open hive where bee were discovered in a downed tree. More recently, images from our April 2019 meeting and the June open hive can be viewed.


Not everyone has an interest in Facebook but if you do have an account and want to connect with a few Maine Resources check out the list located on the Resource page!

Maine Bee Forage Information

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