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All KLCB meetings and presentations are free and open to the public.
Please bring your lawn chair, veil and smoker to all hive openings


Cancelled meetings due to weather may be rescheduled. Please check email or call 207 563-7564.

August 2018
Saturday, August 18
through Saturday, August 25

Union Fair & State of Maine
Wild Blueberry Festival www.unionfair.org/

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Union Fair is a great week of family fun and entertainment! Join us at this classic event celebrating agriculture in the state of Maine. The fairgrounds are nestled among the rolling hills and beautiful farmlands in Union, Maine. There are activities and entertainment for all age groups, so bring the entire family.

KLCB has been invited to set up a beekeeping educational table for the entire fair. This is a great opportunity for us to promote and explain beekeeping to many people. There are many opportunities to help – from setting up the display to breaking it down to manning the table to talk bees.

To volunteer or FMI, please contact Peter Lammert at 691-2900 or 354-8000.
Saturday, August 4
Home of Andy Abello
372 Middle Road, Edgecomb
207-882-6634 or 207-798-1276

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Fall Management with Maine State Apiarist

10:00 a.m. begin with topic presentation – Fall Management - followed by hive opening

SPEAKER: Jennifer Lund, Maine State Apiarist & Bee Inspector

Jen will speak about Fall Management including Varroa treatments and preparing your bees for winter. She'll be opening hives and describing what she sees with recommendations.

As always, we’ll share our lunches and talk bees so be sure to bring your lawn chair, veil/protective equipment and a bag lunch.
September 2018
Saturday, Septemebr 8
Dragonfly Cove Farm
5 McCobb Road, Dresden Mills

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Honey Extraction Workshop

Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Are you ready to reap your reward for the summer's efforts of you and your bees? You bring your supers of honey along with pails and covers and we'll help you do it.
There will be 2 extractors available with help and direction.

ALL SUPERS OF HONEY MUST BE ON SITE BY 1:00 P.M. TO ASSURE AMPLE TIME FOR EXTRACTION.

Don’t have any honey to extract? Come anyway to see how it’s done. The kids will love to turn the crank and watch the honey flow! Be sure to bring your lunch and lawn chair to enjoy the day.

Dragonfly Cove Farm is a small, diverse homestead farm located at the confluence of the Eastern and Kennebec rivers in mid-coast Maine. Joe Murray and Marge Kilkelly raise and sell goat meat, tanned goat hides, broilers, pork cuts, turkeys and German hard neck garlic.
The Kitchen at Dragonfly Cove is a commercial kitchen producing great pancake mix, hot cereal mix and a variety of treats. Their herd consists of meat and dairy cross goats so there is plenty for the kids to see and explore.

To volunteer or FMI, please contact Jean Vose at 563-7564 [cell 207-691-0342]
Thursday, Septemebr 23
Union Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds Lane, Union
www.knox-lincoln.org/conservation-fair

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Knox-Lincoln District Conservation Fair

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Each fall Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District brings together exhibitors and presenters with students from Knox and Lincoln county schools for a day of exploring conservation topics, environmental issues, live animals and farming, music, and fun. The Conservation Fair, now in its 18th year, is held annually on the last Thursday in September at the Union Fairgrounds, with even-numbered years reserved for early elementary students and odd-numbered years for middle school students.

KLCB has been a part of this fair since its beginning. This is an opportunity to teach our children about bees, beekeeping and other pollinators. We bring an observation hive with live bees along with a smoker and hive equipment. Volunteers are encouraged and welcomed to help man the tables. Lunch and beverages provided by KLSWCD.

To volunteer or FMI, please contact Peter Lammert at 691-2900 or 354-8000.
September 2018
Saturday, October 13
SKY-HY Conference & Renewal Center
32 Sky-Hy Drive, Topsham
207-725-7577
www.skyhy.org

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Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sagadahoc County Beekeepers Association hosts the meeting this year.

The Maine State Beekeepers Association, Inc. was founded in 1976. The purpose of this organization is to promote education in matters related to bees and beekeeping, to assist its affiliate Associations and Chapters in promoting successful beekeeping in the State of Maine, to foster congeniality among the State’s Beekeepers, and to perform all other acts appropriate to a non-profit organization in serving its members.

The five hundred-plus members include everyone from single-colony hobbyists to professional beekeepers and commercial pollinators, representing all levels of beekeeping experience and expertise. MSBA sponsors an Annual Meeting every fall, maintains a library of print, video, and beekeeping resource materials, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, The Bee Line. The Maine State Beekeepers Association has local chapter affiliates throughout the state.

Last year more than 250 beekeepers from all over the state attended this meeting. An ever-popular event is the blind honey-tasting competition. Beekeepers from all over the state can enter a sample of their honey and earn braggin' rights. There are many beekeeping vendors selling beekeeping equipment and bee-themed gifts (clothing, etc.).

This is also the meeting when the Maine State Junior Beekeeper and Beekeeper of the Year are awarded. In the past 4 years, two KLCB members were honored. MSBA presents the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing a beekeeper or a beekeeping couple who have over a period of years promoted the value of beekeeping in Maine.

And then there's the raffle of over 100 items – mostly bee related. If you pre-register, there is a free raffle ticket waiting for you at check in.



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