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The Purpose of Maine Bee Wellness is to:
Provide and Promote Beekeeper Education, primarily for backyard and sideline beekeepers but also the Public including:
the use of so called “Tech Transfer” teams (providing hands on lessons of proven techniques for helping beekeepers make data driven decisions) and the gathering of samples for lab analysis.
Sponsored & co-sponsored classes on various beekeeping related topics.
Having a web site and social media presence, providing bee related information and data.
The development and distribution of beekeeper training documents, to include the sponsorship or co-sponsorship of train-the-trainer type sessions. Sponsor and co-sponsor speakers at beekeeping clubs and schools.
Provide support to coalitions of Northern Queen Breeders, with the one requirement being that those coalitions have an active or desired presence in Maine.
Other activities that support the keeping of Honey bees (Apis mellifera) in the state of Maine, to include activities in support of Maine’s native bee and pollinator populations, including providing education to the general public in the areas of bee behavior, habitat and pesticide use.
Advisors to Maine Bee Wellness provide support to the MEBW Executive Director, keeping the ED informed about bee/native pollinator developments within the state.
Jennifer Lund – Maine State Apiarist
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Bureau of Agriculture
Division of Plant and Animal Health
Apiary (Honey Bee) Program
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-3891
Farm Bill Pollinator Conservationist and NRCS Partner Biologist
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the NRCS
Maine NRCS State Office
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite #3
Bangor, ME 04401
Maine Bee Wellness is incorporated in the State of Maine as a non-membership public benefit non-profit. An application with the I.R.S. to be recognized as a charitable organization is pending.