York County Beekeepers Association

Open Hives

 

CCBA hosts open hives monthly from May through September. These provide a great opportunity for hands-on learning. Experienced beekeepers lead a guided inspection of a hive, demonstrating hive activities, splits, nuc making, mite treatment application and other essential tasks specific to the season. These are member-only events and we ask that you bring a veil. Directions to the host locations are sent out via Google Group emails prior to the event. They usually begin at 10:00 AM.

Upcoming Open Hives:

June 20, 2020

Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary

This is always a great Open Hive especially for new Beekeepers. Multiple hives are opened by multiple beekeepers all at the same time. Makes for smaller groups, better visibility, and easier Q&A.

Past Open Hives:

September 14, 2019

Jonathan Mitschele 
New Gloucester at 10:00 AM.
Topics will include doing what you can to ensure your hives are ready for winter, even if you are not. Safe or sorry,  when and why to combine hives. Determining mite levels when treating for mites with oxalic acid. Light weight beekeeping, and anything else I or those present think of. Master beekeepers highly encouraged to attend!

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary

This is always a great Open Hive especially for new Beekeepers. Multiple hives are opened by multiple beekeepers all at the same time. Makes for smaller groups, better visibility, and easier Q&A.

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