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Honey Bee Pests and Diseases (Intermediate Level) – Springvale, March 2018


Wednesdays, March 14 and 21, 6:00 – 8:30pm

This two-session course will cover the major pest and disease threats to honey bee colonies, and their management. The course will address pesticides threats to honey bees, and include a lesson in detection of diseases and pests under the microscope.

Note: If registering more than one person, select the number of people you’d like to register, then click Enroll. 

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Program Description

This two-session course will cover the many pests and diseases of honey bees, as well as effects of pesticides.  We will cover the tool box of control methods for each situation. The class will include lessons on detecting nosema and possibly tracheal mites, using a microscope.

*Recommended for all registrants: at least one year of experience with backyard beekeeping.

For more information about this and other Beekeeping courses we offer, please visit the UMaine Extension York County Beekeeping Classes website.


If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Becky Gowdy at 207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (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.

Program Details


Wednesdays, March 14 and 21


6:00 – 8:30pm


UMaine Extension, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale, Maine 04083

Contact Name

Rebecca Gowdy, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

Contact Phone

207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (in Maine only)


Master Beekeeper Lawrence Peiffer


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