Every fall the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association holds their annual conference with a day filled with presentations from experienced beekeepers or notable scientists. Megan Leech is a masters’ student studying native bees under Frank Drummond at the University of Maine. She’s looking to see if bees are foraging for flowers that offer good nutrition and […]
Success in the apiary is dependent upon two things: colonies that can grow large populations, and then─intelligent management of those populations. Mike Palmer of French Hill Apiaries in St. Albans Vermont, took the stage at the 2015 annual meeting of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association and proceeded to tell the audience about his colony management […]
How do you afford a farm and running one? And how do you know what to do to be profitable? One farmers’ strategies for building a self-sustaining farm…
It’s a good idea to review your farm-business annually in order to make plans and to maintain a successful operation. Learn what SWOT stands for and how to use this tool in your business-planning.
The 3rd post in a series covering the speakers and presentations at this year’s annual Maine State Beekeepers’ Conference. Beekeeping legend Dr. Dewey Caron talked about what successful bee-stewards are doing to manage their apiaries.
Porcupines are cute animals and fascinating to watch, but they can cause a lot of damage on your farm or homestead. Find out what we’ve been coping with at Runamuk this year, learn why it’s a problem, what we’re doing about it–and how you can deal with porcupine problems where you are.