The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association is to host its first hive opening of 2021 at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Glacier Farm at 1188 Middle Road, Dresden, the home of KLCB board member Julia Simpson. Contributed photo

The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association is to host its first hive opening of 2021 at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Glacier Farm at 1188 Middle Road, Dresden, the home of KLCB board member Julia Simpson.

Jane Dunstan, past club president and current vice-president of the association, will lead a demonstration and discussion of various ways to split over-wintered hives and start nucleus colonies.

This event is open to the public as well as KLCB members. Attendees can bring a lawn chair and veil/protective clothing. For more information and directions to Glacier Farm, check the KLCBee klcbee.com/meetings.shtml.

On July 8 at 6 p.m., Maine State Apiarist Jen Lund plans to give a talk titled, “Let’s Talk About the Dearth,” in which she will share information on how to recognize a nectar dearth as it’s happening, and how to manage colonies until the fall flow begins. The public is also invited to join this Zoom presentation.

For a link to the meeting email KLCB President Maisie Sturtevant at [email protected].

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