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.
Northern Raised Carniolan Queens
Link to Powerpoint on Splitting Hives (pdf) from the talk I give at Cumberland County Beekeepers Association.
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.
- Feed 1:1 syrup syrup ratio mixing sheet
- Give a protein supplement during long rainy periods
- Watch for swarming
- Check for Nosema if symptomatic - Microscopy class
- Have a water source out so you train your bees early. This keeps them away from neighbors bird baths and swimming pools.
- Join a bee club
Raw Honey available
Winner of the 2012 Eastern Apiculture Society Best in Show Comb Honey Award
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