Beekeeping Workshop: Healthy Hives Through Natural Management

Beekeeping Workshop: Healthy Hives Through Natural Management
UMaine Cooperative Extension & York County Beekeepers Association
Mather Auditorium at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd, Wells, ME
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes will lead this two-hour workshop on improving colony health. An intermediate level class, this workshop is recommended for those with at least one year’s experience keeping bees.

“Breaking the Brood Cycle” is a technique which replicates the bee colony’s most valuable natural defenses against disease. Forbes will explain how this process works in the natural cycle of the bees and how it benefits the colony for strength and disease resistance. Then she will discuss in detail how and when the beekeeper can simulate this process in their own colonies, utilizing the bees’ natural cycles as a guide to improve colony health.

Beekeepers will learn what breaking the brood cycle can do for their colonies, and how to improve their own IPM program with this technique. Class fee includes one nuc box set-up (5-frame deep or 10-frame medium) for each participant. The workshop is sponsored by the York County Beekeepers Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County.

Course Fee: $55 or $80, your choice of one pre-assembled nuc box set included with course fee. $55 course fee includes 5-frame deep nuc box; $80 fee includes 10-frame medium nuc box. Pre-Registration is required by February 12 to allow time to order your nuc box.

Contact: The UMaine Extension York County office at 1-800-287-1535 (in Maine) or 207-324-2814 or (TDD) 1-800-287-8957 or e-mail

For more information:

This entry was posted in animal husbandry, learning. Bookmark the permalink. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • Sign up for our email newsletter

    * = required field
  • Recent Posts

  • Food For Thought…

    • "In my view, homeland security derives from having enough potatoes."

    • - Barbara Kingsolver,
      Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
  • Find farmers' markets, pick-your-own farms and more with Seacoast Harvest.
    Learn more >>
  • Look for this logo to know that you are buying locally caught, landed, and filleted seafood.
    Learn more >>