The next meeting of the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club (ABC) will be held Wednesday, December 10 in Room 116 of Edward Little High School in Auburn. Club business will be conducted from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM followed by a public presentation by Rick Cooper titled “Mites, Germs, and Other Critters: Keeping the Bad Guys Out of Our Hives” from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Rick Cooper has been teaching people about bees since the 1980’s.
He became Maine’s first EAS certified Master Beekeeper in the summer of 1994. Since 1980, Rick has grown his one hive of bees into almost 100 and has educated more than 500 potential beekeepers. He has also talked to many groups about bees and their value to agriculture. He retired from the sale of beekeeping supplies in 2012, but continues to speak to beekeepers and the general public about bees when the opportunity arises. In his 18 years of selling honey and talking bees at Fryeburg Fair, Rick figures he has talked to over 500,000 people.
Rick’s ABC sponsored presentation is open to the public.