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Purpose

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

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

Jennifer Lund

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


Eric Venturini

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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

E-mail: Eric.Venturini@xerces.org



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.