honey bees

MSBA Annual Meeting

Dr. David Tarpy


Saturday, October 16th, 8:30 am-noon

Join us for a morning of presentations which will focus on honey bee queens and queen issues that affect hive management. The speakers are North Carolina State University professor of entomology and extension specialist in honey bee biology Dr. David Tarpy, and Massachusetts State Apiary Inspector Paul Tessier. State Apiarist Jennifer Lund will provide an overview of what she’s observed during hive inspections throughout the state over the past season, as well as a summary of the annual Maine Beekeepers Survey. A short business meeting and elections will be held. There is an online auction with plenty of great bee-related stuff to bid on. And every registrant will have a chance to win a wide variety of raffle items! 

This conference and auction are MSBA’s only fundraising effort, from which proceeds are used to support beekeepers in several ways: printing and mailing of the Bee Line newsletter; our Zoom account with which we’ve hosted over a dozen webinars since the pandemic shutdown; MSBA and chapters website maintenance/hosting; and contributions to the EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research. For more details, go to mainebeekeepers.org.

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