Honey Bee Diseases and Pests is geared towards beekeepers with a minimum of two years of experience.
This two-session class will cover the major pest and disease threats to honey bee colonies and their management. Focusing on non-chemical and IPM strategies, students will learn the best management practices for all of the major threats to colony health in Maine.
Instructor: Erin MacGregor-Forbes, EAS Certified Master Beekeeper
Textbook (required): “Honey Bee Diseases & Pests,” Third Edition, Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) ISBN 9780969333616
The course fee is $50. You may receive the textbook from us via scheduled pickup at our office in Falmouth at no additional cost, or choose delivery by mail from us for an additional $15 (Shipping not available outside the United States). We cannot guarantee the timely arrival of textbooks. If you prefer, order directly from the publishers (Honey Bee Diseases and Pests, CAPA) or from the seller of your choice and receive a $10 discount on the price of the course — pay just $40 for the course.
Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.
The class will be held on two consecutive Thursdays, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, at the same time, 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Registration closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Becky Gray, UMaine Extension staff, by email or call our office at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine), to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.