Androscoggin Beekeepers Club Offers Presentation by Master Beekeeper Phil Gaven
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club will have a presentation by Master Beekeeper Phil Gaven:
A giant step toward sustainable beekeeping can be made by multiplying your number of queens from survivor stock. We will discuss methods for backyard queen rearing with the ultimate goal of spending less money buying bees.
The presentation will be at the Vestry of the West Auburn Congregational Church, 811 West Auburn Road in Auburn. A brief business meeting and brain dump on our hives at 6:30 will be followed by Phil’s presentation at 7:00. Coffee and desserts will be served, and the meeting is open to the public.
Phil Gaven with his wife Meghan and daughters Maura and Caitlin have owned the Honey Exchange in Portland since 2011. Starting with a single hive of bees in 2008, over the several years their enthusiasm grew as they mentored new beekeepers, did presentations at local schools, took classes and kept reading about and studying honeybees.
The Honey Exchange expresses their admiration for all honeybees do for the planet. It is a central place where beekeepers can extract their honey conveniently, and buy the equipment they need for their apiaries. The store gives everyone an opportunity to learn about honeybees, safely see the workings of the bees in their observation hive, and support local beekeepers who sell their honey, beeswax products, and other products of the hive.