A simple compound microscope can help identify pollen, mites and infections. Other applications are viewing the basic anatomy of the honey bee and for the more advanced, artificial insemination.
Honey Bee Diseases Workshop
Mini workshops at The Honey Exchange in Portland, ME
Speaker for club events
Thank you to all who ordered package bees, nucs and queens. I hope all are having a good season.
Beekeeping in Maine
I have been beekeeping since the 70's and through that time have had many great learning experiences.
Beekeeping is something I truly enjoy so when I decided to make a web site my goal was share some of my knowledge. I hope you find the pages on this site useful. Beekeeping has become a popular hobby in my area as with all over the county.
- Do Varroa mites checks
- Take off honey supers
- Extract honey
- Check for Nosema - Microscopy class
- Treat for Varroa mites
- Prevent robbing
- Feed if needed - fall syrup is 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, it doesn't matter if it's by weight or volume.
- Join a bee club
Will this season be your first with bees? Click the picture for a PowerPoint Presentation by Jim Tew
Raw Honey available
Winner of the 2012 Eastern Apiculture Society Best in Show Comb Honey Award
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