honey bees


Hi Everyone!

Our monthly PCBA meeting will be held on Thursday ~ July 28th at 6pm at Dysart’s on Broadway. 

At this month’s meeting:

*Thalassa Raasch will be doing a talk about beekeeping photography.  Thalassa is a French American artist, educator, and beekeeper based in Iowa and Maine. Thalassa is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography and Experimental Media at the University of Iowa.  She also currently serves on the executive board of the Maine State Beekeepers Association and is the assistant state apiarist. Thalassa started beekeeping as a teenager in Minnesota and was hooked. Thalassa is happy to share her passion for honey bees and believes in making the mysteries of the beehive accessible to anyone who is curious to learn more.  Photographs ground their work and are often accompanied by audio, projections, or other materials.  You can visit their website to learn more:  Beekeeping Services | Keepers | Maine (bkeepers.me)

*We will also welcome a small crew from the CBS News Sunday Morning show.  They will be highlighting the importance of educating the next generation of Americans on the importance of honey bees and inspire them to take part in the preservation of honey bees.  CBS staff will respect an established camera free zone for those that prefer an off-camera experience.

*As always, there will be a general Q & A Session.

We will also have an open Q&A for members to ask any questions. Please let us know if there are any topics or questions you would like discussed! 

Mentors Needed!

We have several new members that would like to be matched with a mentor, so if you are interested in being a mentor – please let us know! Sometimes, it’s even just nice to bounce ideas back~n~forth with someone!

Annual Dues Reminder!

We ask that members renew their dues at the beginning of the year.  Our single membership is $15.00/year and family memberships are $25.00/year.  

You can update your membership dues online Penobscot County Beekeepers Association

Or, if you prefer: Please send cash or check (preferred) to:

PCBA Treasurer

496 Poplar Street

Old Town, ME 04468

 *Please indicate “2022 dues”

If you have any questions about your membership, please do not hesitate to ask. You can reply to this email or feel free to email Karen directly at knpellet@gmail.com.

Looking Forward To Seeing Everyone Next Week!

We will post on Facebook & send emails for any club updates.  



Save The Dates:

*Open Hives (Tentative Saturday Dates, Rain dates are usually Sundays)

August TBD : Sharon – (Newburgh)

August 20th : Dave & Black Bears at University

Sept 3rd : Jason, along with Jennifer Lund – (Bucksport)

*Monthly Meetings: (Last Thursday of The Month)  topic ideas – we are always looking for suggestions! 

July 28th – Thalassa –  Beekeeping Photography

August 25th – Carol Armadis – health & nutrition

September 29th  –

*October 15th – MSBA Annual Meeting (location ~or~ zoom TBD)

October 27th –

*November – Harvest Festival

November / December – Holiday Party, usually in early December

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