The next meeting of the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club (ABC) will be held Wednesday, January 13th at the vestry of the West Auburn Congregational Church, 811 West Auburn Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Note that we will no longer be meeting at Edward Little High School in Auburn). Club business will be conducted from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM followed by the presentation by professional beekeeper Tony Batchelder.
Tony is a commercial beekeeper located in Buckfield, Maine who began extracting honey over 40 years ago. He has supplied honey bees and sage beekeeping advice to local beekeepers for many years. His presentation will focus on his best wisdom regarding the causes behind Maine hive loss–both winter survival of the hives of small hobbyist apiaries and the larger scale problems experienced by commercial hives that come into Maine for spring crop pollination.