Sagadahoc County Beekeepers Association


Why Join SCBA?

When it comes to beekeeping local knowledge is everything. Becoming an active member is a great way to get answers to some of the following questions: how do I avoid having my colonies swarm? When should winter preparations be completed? Do I need to feed the bees? What are the important nectar sources in my area? How can I find someone to help troubleshoot a problem?

We offer presentations for all experience levels, while some meetings are reserved for a roundtable format in which members may ask and get feedback on situations they don’t quite understand. We believe that by helping neighboring beekeepers to improve their practices, we will be lowering the chance of finding mite-vectored diseases in our own apiaries. Ultimately, we all enjoy the simple pleasure of talking bees among fellow enthusiasts!

Our monthly meetings usually feature a guest speaker. We have a Facebook page  and participate in community events like the Topsham Fair and run an introductory course through Merrymeeting Adult Education. We also have a members-only Google Group where a variety of issues, ideas and observations are discussed. And if you’re the type to get involved, SCBA welcomes worker bees.

Members have have access to SCBA-owned equipment available for rent ( honey extractor, hive carrier, portable observation hive, etc), which can help reduce beekeeping expenses.

How to Join

Our membership year is from January to December. Dues of $5 are paid at the beginning of the year, online using the link below, at a meeting or via snail mail.

New Members, please click this link and fill out the SCBA Membership Application Form (PDF)

Pay Dues with Paypal. Be sure to include your name and the names of any other members you are paying for in the memo section.

To pay your dues using US Mail, please fill in the membership form and mail it with a check to the address provided on the form. You may also print the form, bring it to a meeting and pay there.  

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