SCBA members are invited to participate in a Potluck Supper on Wednesday, December 13 at the Topsham Grange Hall. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Please bring something for the potluck for all to enjoy and any honey you’d like to enter in the Honey Tasting! Hope to see you there! Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday season.
The 2023 MSBA Annual Meeting & Conference was held Saturday, October 21st, 2023. Speakers were Paul Kelly, manager of the Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph, and state food inspector Sierra Shaw. State Apiarist Jennifer Lund delivered her “State of the State” address. Sierra Shaw started the day talking about honey bottling rules and regulations in Maine. A recording of the meeting is available for MSBA members only on the MSBA website.
Merrymeeting Adult Education offers two classes for people who wish to become beekeepers. Beekeeping: An Introductory Workshop This one day introduction course will provide an overview of beekeeping for those considering beekeeping or just wanting to learn more about honeybees. The course will cover equipment required, equipment sources, cost, level of effort required, basic bee biology and care, etc. The course is intended to provide basic background information and a general understanding of beekeeping, to help determine if beekeeping is