UMaine Extension offers introduction to beekeeping course in Machias starting Feb. 7

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering an eight-session introduction to beekeeping course in Machias, beginning Feb. 7. The comprehensive workshop will be held Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the University of Maine at Machias’ Science Building, 116 O’Brien Ave, Room 102, through Mar. 27.

Led by master beekeeper Andrew Dewey, the course will cover a range of topics essential to beekeeping, including the honeybee colony, hive construction, seasonal management, pests and diseases, and honey production. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and practical skills to start their own beekeeping journey.

The course fee is $75 per person, or per couple if sharing materials. Participants will receive a copy of the book “Simple Smart Beekeeping” by Kirsten S. Traynor, Ph.D. and Michael J. Traynor.

For a tentative schedule and to register visit the program webpage. Registration required. 

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 800.287.1542 (in Maine), 207.255.3345 or email Tara Wood at