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Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers
2019 Calendar of Events

(Events begin at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.)

All KLCB meetings, hive openings, workshops, and presentations are free and open to the public.

Please bring your lawn chair and protective equipment to all hive openings
Each hive opening concludes with a Q&A session while eating your bag lunches.

Dishes to share are welcomed. A cold beverage is supplied by the host.

Cancelled meetings due to weather may be rescheduled. Please check email.

FEBRUARY
TUESDAYS
FEBRUARY 26 APRIL 9

[snow date, April 16]
American Legion Hall
335 Limerock St, Thomaston


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BEGINNING BEE SCHOOL
6 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost for a 7-week class is $60.00. The fee includes a textbook, Simple Smart Beekeeping, handouts related to course content and a year's membership to KLCB.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please register on the Bee School page.

FMI, please contact Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas1@gmail.com
MARCH
SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH
Switchback Farm
Home of Matt and Maisie Sturtevant
195 Morgan Hill Road, Nobleboro
207-563-8636



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MONTHLY MEETING

Topic: Deadouts and Varroa Management
Presenter:
Jennifer Lund, Maine State Apiarist
Begins 10 am

Jennifer will open dead hives performing post mortems describing what she sees with recommendations and observations.
She will also present information about the varroa mite, its impact in Maine and some of the latest management techniques available to backyard beekeepers.
APRIL
SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH
Spicer Bees 373 Hunts Meadow Rd. Whitefield 207-549-5480


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BEE DEMONSTRATION

Package Delivery Day & Installation Demo
Begins 10:30 a.m.

David Spicer returns with the bee packages from Georgia. He and Rick Cooper, Maine's first Master Beekeeper, will be leading a package installation demonstration for all that wish to attend.
MAY
SATURDAY, MAY 4TH
Spicer Bees 373 Hunts Meadow Rd. Whitefield 207-549-5480


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MONTHLY MEETING

Topic: Swarm Management; Frame Manipulation
Presenter: David Spicer
Begins 10 a.m.

David will lead an open hive inspection showing hives that are considering swarming. He will demonstrate methods to interrupt the swam cycle.
This may include making splits and nucs.
Be sure to bring your veil and protective clothing.
JUNE
SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
Home of Julia Simpson
1188 Middle Road, Dresden
837-9771; 737-8620


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KLCB ANNUAL MEETING & COOKOUT

Topic: Walk Away Splits; Nucs/Queens
Presenter:
Lincoln Sennett, Master Beekeeper, Swan's Honey
Begins 10 am

Lincoln will work in Julia's bee yard splitting hives to increase her apiary. He will also address what to do with the queens for each hive.
It may be that Julia will have queen cells available for use.
JULY
SATURDAY, JULY 13TH
Home of Matthew Allen
64 Ridge Road, Walpole
585-315-9833


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MONTHLY MEETING

Workshop: How Do I ______?
Presenters:
see below
Begins 10 am

  • Make a Bee Vac. - Speaker: Raye Hayes
  • Separate and filter wax Speaker: Peter Lammert (Bring your wax to be filtered)
  • Solar Wax Melter How to Make and How to Use, Julia Simpson
  • Make Salves (and more) from wax Sandy Besecker & Julia Simpson
AUGUST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH
Home of Jane Dunstan
Ridge Mist Llamas
612 N Newcastle Rd, Newcastle
586-6800


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MONTHLY MEETING

Topic: Fall Management
Presenter:
Jane Dunstan, KLCB President/Bee School Director
Begins 10 am

Jane will speak about Fall Management including medication protocols.
SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Home of Marcia & Don Lyons
Sealyon Farms
1788 Alna Road, Alna
443-924-0352


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MONTHLY MEETING

Topic: Winter Prep
Presenter:
Dick Barker, Shari Templeton
Begins 10 am

Topics will include: quilt boxes (how to make), hive wrapping, winter feeding including candy boards.
OCTOBER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
Knox and Lincoln Counties Cooperative Extension Office
377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro


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MONTHLY MEETING

Topic: Glad You Asked
Panel:
Jane Dunstan, Julia Simpson, Peter Lammert, David Spicer, Thom Norgang
Begins 10 am

An information sharing session with a panel of experienced beekeepers. Bring your questions, challenges and successes to share with the group.
This is a great chance to get your bee questions answered and to socialize with fellow members.

Light refreshments will be served.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
(registration begins at 8 am)
Location: TBD


ANNUAL MAINE STATE BEEKEEPERS MEETING

Topic: Glad You Asked
Main Speaker:
Jamie Ellis, University of Florida Associate Professor and Beekeeping Expert
9 am to 4 pm

Dr. Ellis is an excellent speaker and educator. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts in beekeeping while also contributing to honey bee health now and into the future!
Currently, Jamie and his team have over 30 active research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination.
This meeting features a raffle, leading vendors in beekeeping, lunch and the chance to network with other beekeepers in the state.

Hosted by Sagadahoc County Beekeepers
To register - www.mainebeekeepers.org



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