Provided by Maine State Beekeepers Association [MSBA]

MSBA CHAPTER BEE SCHOOLS

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Mexico

Region 9 Adult Ed Learning Center

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Tuesdays

1/15 – 4/ 9

6:30-8:45 pm

$50

westernmainebeekeepers@gmail.com; call or text 207.578.1705

Cost includes a textbook and a 1-year membership in WMBA

Western Maine Beekeepers Association [WMBA]

Chapter of MSBA

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Public Library

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Saturdays

1/19 – 2/9

10 am-noon

$45 members $55 non-members

Contact Carol Phlor at 207-632-2154 or Sandra Beske at 207-326-8258

Tri-County Beekeepers Club

Chapter of MSBA

Thomaston

American Legion Hall

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Tuesdays

1/26 – 4/9

6-8:30 pm

$60

http://www.klcbee.com/school.shtml

Cost   ie Smart Beekeeping, handouts related toncludes a textbook, Simpl course content and a 1-year membership to KLCB

Classes taught byKnox-Lincoln County Beekeepers [KLCB}

Chapter of MSBA

Oakland

Messalon-

skee High School

Beekeeping for Beginners

Tuesdays

3/19-4/ 9

6-8:30 pm

$50

Call 873-5754 or midmaine.maineadulted.org

Fee will cover the cost of book and free membership for one year to the Kennebec Beekeepers Association or Somerset Beekeepers. Limit 25 student

Classes taught by Kennebec Beekeepers Association or Somerset Beekeepers

Chapter of MSBA

Machias, Calais

Washington County University of Maine Extension Office

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

TBD April & May

TBD

Contact Alfred May at alfredjmay@hotmail.com

Classes taught by Washington County Beekeepers

Chapter of MSBA

STATE-WIDE BEE CLASSES

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

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Presque Isle

School Farm, State St

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Saturday

5/18

9 am to 2 pm

$50

Call 207-764-4776   http://msad1.maineadulted.org/

Presque Isle/MSAD #1 Adult Ed

Class taught by Peter Cowin, President, Penobscot County Beekeepers’ Association


CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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Falmouth

UMaine Regional Learning Center

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County

Beginners

Beekeeping

Tuesdays 6-8 pm; February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19.

$100

online at extension.umaine.edu

207-781-6099

Instructor: members of Cumberland County Beekeepers

Windham

Backwoods Bee Farm

Beginners

Bee School

Saturdays

9am -1 pm:

February 16, 23, March 2; field day in April.

$75 per person or $125 per couple

call 207-893-2847 or www.backwoodsbeefarm.com

Instructor: Chris Rogers, Master Beekeeper

Backwoods

Bee Farm

106 Page Rd, Windham

Windham

Backwoods Bee Farm

Sustainable Beekeeping

Prerequisite:  hands-on beekeeping at least 3 yrs

Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm: February 26, March 5.

$50

call 207-893-2847 or www.backwoodsbeefarm.com

Instructor: Chris Rogers, Master Beekeeper

Backwoods

Bee Farm

106 Page Rd, Windham

Portland

The Honey Exchange

Beginners

Beekeeping

Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19.

Thursdays 6 - 8 pm: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21.

Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23.

$125

call 207.773.9333 or thehoneyexchange.com

Instructor:  Phil Gaven, Master Beekeeper

The Honey Exchange

494 Stevens Ave,

Portland

Sophomore Beekeeping

Two Sessions: Wednesdays

6-8 pm:  February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20.

$125

call 207-773-9333 or thehoneyexchange.com

Instructor: Geoff MacLean, Owner of Redbrook Honey

FRANKLIN and OXFORD COUNTIES

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Class

When

Cost

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Mexico

Adult Ed Learning Center

 

Beginners

Beekeeping

Tuesdays

1/15 thru 4/ 9

6:30-8:45 pm

$50

westernmainebeekeepers@gmail.com; call or text 207.578.1705

includes a textbook and a 1-year membership in WMBA

Western Maine Beekeepers Association

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HANCOCK COUNTY

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Ellsworth Elementary Middle School

Beginners

Beekeeping

Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm: March 26, April 2, 9

$45

Call 207.664.7110 ellsworth.maineadulted.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Ellsworth

Adult Ed

Sullivan

Sumner Memorial High School,

Beekeeping for Beginners

Mondays

3/25 & 4/1

6:30-9 pm

$45

Call 207.422.4794 or  adultedinfo@rsu24.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Sullivan/RSU  24 Adult Ed

KENNEBEC COUNTY

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Albion

Beginner Beekeeping


Advanced Topics Beekeeping

Wednesdays

6 - 9 pm; March 20, 27, April 10, 17 Field Day May 4


Thursdays  

6 - 9 pm; March 21, 28, April 11, 18

Field Day May 4

$65; add’l person $30


$65; discount for family members

Call 437-2251 to register

Instructor: Lincoln Sennett

Swan’s Honey 332 Bessey Ridge Road, Albion

Readfield

Maranacook Community High School

One Day Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Saturday March 9,

8:30 am -1:30 pm

$44

Call 207.685.4923 x1065 or maranacook.maineadulted.org


Call 207.582.3774 or msad11@coursestorm.com

Instructor: Kennebec Beekeepers Association


Call 207.873.5754 or midmaine.maineadulted.org

Maranacook Adult Education

Instructor: Peter Cowin


Gardiner

Adult Ed


Kennebec Beekeepers or Somerset Beekeepers Associations

Augusta

Viles Arboretum


 Oakland

Messa-

lonskee High School

Beginners

Beekeeping


Beekeeping for the Beginner

Saturdays

9 am-12 pm: February 2, 9, 16, 23


Tuesdays

6 - 8:30 pm; March 19, 26, April 2, 9

$55


$50

KNOX COUNTY

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Thomaston

American Legion Hall

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Tuesdays  

6 pm-8:30 pm

February 26 thru April 9

$60

www.klcbee.com/school.shtml

Instructor: Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers

Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers

Association

LINCOLN COUNTY

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Whitefield

Spicer Bee

373 Hunts Meadow Rd

Beginning Beekeepers

Saturdays

1 pm - 5 pm; March 23, 30, April 6

$75

Call 207-549-5480 or spicerbees.com

Instructors: David Spicer and

Rick Cooper, Master Beekeeper

Spicer Bees

Beginning Beekeepers

Sundays

1 pm- 5 pm; March 24, 31, April 7

$75

Intermediate Beekeepers

June weekend day TBD;

10am-4:30pm

$100

Spicer Bees


PENOBSCOT COUNTY

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Hampden

236 Main Rd South

One Day Hands-on

Open Hive Beginners

Saturdays

8am-2:30 pm  April 6 or April 13 or May 8 or

June 8

$75

Call 207 299 6948  or

www.beewhisperer.us

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Peter Cowin

Bangor High School

Intermediate Beekeeping

Mondays

6 pm - 8 pm

May 6, 13, 20

$45

Call 207 992-5522 or www.bangoradulted.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin


call 207.368.3290;

or RSU19.maineadulted.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Bangor

Adult Ed


RSU 19

Adult Ed

Newport

Nokomis Regional High School

Beginners

Beekeeping

Mondays

6 pm - 9 pm March 4, 11.

$49

YORK COUNTY

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Springvale

Anderson Learning Center

Introduction to Beekeeping

Wednesday

6:30-8:30 pm; one session on February 27 or March 20

$19

Call 207-490-5145 or adulted@sanford.org

Instructor: Brian Pride, Master Beekeeper

Sanford Community Adult Ed

SOMERSET COUNTY

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Pittsfield

Warsaw Middle School

Beginners

Beekeeping

Wednesdays

6 pm - 9 pm

March 27, April 3

$49

Call 207-487-5107 or canthony@ msad53.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Pittsfield/MSAD #53 Adult Ed

Skowhegan

Skowhegan High School

Beginners

Beekeeping

Wednesdays

6 pm-8:30 pm

March 6,  13, 20, 27  

$5

Call 207-474-7553 or vchampagne@msad54.org

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Skowhegan/

MSAD #54 Adult Ed

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Machias

University of Maine Extension Office, Washington County

Beginners

Beekeeping

TBD April & May

TBD

Contact Alfred May at alfredjmay@hotmail.com

Classes taught by Washington County Beekeepers

Washington County Beekeepers

Association


YORK COUNTY

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Class

When

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Lebanon

Bee Pride

119 Lizotte Rd

Beginners

Beekeeping Class

Saturdays:

3 pm-5:30 pm March 9, 16, 23, 30. Field day TBD

Saturdays:

6 pm-8:30pm  April 6, 13, 20, 27. Field day TBD

$95 pp

$60 for 2nd person

Call 207-457-2337 or learnmore@beepride.com

Instructor: Brian Pride, Master Beekeeper

Bee Pride

Instructor: Brian Pride

Advanced Beginner Beekeeping

(designed for 2nd year Beekeepers)

Saturdays

2:30-4:30 pm

February 16, 23, 30,

March 2

$65 pp

$35 for 2nd person

Call 207-457-2337 or learnmore@beepride.com

Instructor: Brian Pride, Master Beekeeper

Bee Pride

Waterboro

Massabesic High School

Introduction to Beekeeping

Wednesday

6:30-8:30 pm

February 13

$19

Call 207.247.2022 or www.mymcal.com

Instructor: Brian Pride, Master Beekeeper

Waterboro/RSU 57 Massabesic Adult Ed