Apiary (Honey Bee) Program

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Maine Beekeeper Survey 2021/2022

Data collected will be used to summarize beekeeping practices and losses in the State of Maine for the 2021/2022 beekeeping season. All responses are confidential. This survey should take about 15 minutes and we ask that you please provide information about honey bee colonies that you owned from April 2021 - April 2022.

A summary of the survey can be found on the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Apiary website mid-July 2022 and will be presented at the 2022 Maine State Beekeepers Annual Meeting.

Take the Survey

The purpose of the Apiary Program is to prevent the introduction and/or spread of regulated honey bee diseases, parasites, and undesirable genetic material in resident and migratory honey bee colonies, as well as encourage and maintain interstate movement of honey bees for crop pollination and honey production.

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Licensing, Importing and Inspection of Honey Bees

Anyone who keeps honeybees in Maine MUST obtain an apiary license.

Anyone who imports bees into Maine MUST submit an Import Notification of Bees form, a health certificate from the State of origin and pay the appropriate fee.

Honey bee colonies in Maine may be inspected for regulated diseases and parasites. Inspections of colonies may also be performed upon request.

Education, Training and Events

The Apiary program educates beekeepers, growers and the general public about bee keeping techniques and the value of honeybees to Maine agriculture.

Fact Sheets

Honey Bee Seasonal Management +

Honey Bee Pests and Diseases +

Native Bees +

Webinars

  • Varroa Mite IPM: Four-Part Series for a Healthy Hive Webinar - Jen Lund (Maine State Apiarist) and Kim Skyrm (Massachusetts Chief Apiary Inspector) take a deep dive into managing Varroa mites (Varroa destructor). Join them in this multiple part webinar series where they discuss Varroa mite biology and life history, available and effective mite management tools, how to create a dynamic Varroa mite IPM plan, and a demonstration on the steps involved in performing an alcohol wash to make sure you get an accurate count.

Pollinator Resources

List of Swarm Collectors (as of July 2022)

Town Name Phone
ActonPinetree Apiary 207-477-8120
AlbionKendall Marden207-323-1503
AlbionAllen Fuller207-437-2644
AlbionJohn Clifford207-460-5054
AlexanderLynne Lindsey207-350-3423
AlfredRita Clarkson207-651-1358
AmherstRichard Gray207-460-2091
AndoverDavid and Carol Holtzman207-391-1149
AnsonRobert Willard Jr.207-696-8468
AshlandCatherine Chase207-435-7182
AugustaRobert Austin207-212-1649
AugustaWilliam and Elizabeth Hudson207-242-3886
AugustaMark and Meg Patterson207-458-1972
BangorMichael Anderson207-356-4902
BangorRobert Garland207-478-9472
BangorAmy Nickerson207-735-6977
BangorThomas Bartlett207-947-1500
Bar HarborAlice Mullens251-243-1108
Bar HarborCyrus Johnson503-304-4408
Bar HarborAshley Page716-912-4998
BathTed Wolfe207-449-9723
BelfastDavid Wharfe207-218-1278
BelfastSteve Bowler207-338-2332
BelgradeJacob Farmer207-530-3845
BentonDavid West207-692-4430
BiddefordMatthew Haas207-283-8518
BiddefordTodd and Jen Maloney207-284-4693
BiddefordJessie Dineen207-907-9544
Big Lake TwpMichael Marshall207-796-2122
Birch HarborCathy Bell207-546-0425
Blue HillBeth Weidenfeller207-228-4554
BoothbayLinda and Frank Redman207-633-2237
BrewerDavid Torrey207-478-6008
BridgtonCrystal & William Peters207-310-0536
BrooklinDavid Tarr207-359-6538
BrooksvilleJohn Cousins Jr207-460-3962
BrooksvilleKathleen Lymburner207-479-9943
BrunswickKen Faulkner207-319-6714
BrunswickNicole Caron207-350-9474
BrunswickGretchen Feiss207-729-3380
BrunswickMichael McNally207-841-6939
BrunswickPeter Selmayr914-671-1588
BuckfieldPeter Robbins207-336-2135
BucksportSharon Perez207-469-5114
BucksportBenjamin Ames207-479-0789
BucksportMichael Little207-702-9294
BurlingtonJennifer McKenzie207-794-5098
BuxtonMatt Roy207-229-9125
BuxtonChris Baldinelli207-632-6344
BuxtonMichael Steffen708-738-1491
CalaisDonald Brewster/Brewsters Fine Bees207-214-5869
CalaisBetsy Barnard207-904-8319
CambridgeRoger Lewis207-277-3428
CamdenRichard Lyon203-470-2278
CamdenMichael Remsen/Camden Hills Honey207-236-9776
CamdenCarmine Destefano/Posto Bello Apiaries207-593-7129
CanaanMark Reifschneider207-474-3854
Cape ElizabethMuzzy Barton207-232-8608
Cape ElizabethScott & Nancy Irving207-838-9624 or 207-318-8841
CarmelBenjamin & Jessica Meeks207-299-6176 or 207- 299-4448
CarmelElyse Cort207-991-8866
CastineKelly Ann Qualtieri347-578-0687
CharlestonJeffrey Moulton207-951-1965
Chebeague IslandJeremy Ames207-281-3917
ChelseaTravis McGuire207-841-4977
ChesterAllen & Jane LeBrun/North Chester Orchard207-794-3547
ChinaDavid Ross207-209-5800
CooperLaurie Pike207-214-7335
CooperKenneth and Karen Holmes207-454-2583
Coopers MillsMark Ostroff508-287-3917
Coplin PltGail Mann207-246-5604
CorinthMatthew Chalkley207-285-2000
CornvilleNovember and Curi Poulin603-236-6668
Cranberry IslesBob Hudson207-610-2310
CumberlandGradeigh Cameron207-400-7138
CumberlandAngela Morse207-776-0391
CumberlandMary Roach617-412-6272
Cumberland ForesideDaniel Brouder207-781-3180
DenmarkCarolyn Nichols207-592-5493
DexterGeorge Greene, Sr.207-717-5970
DexterStephen Heneise207-924-4184
DexterBrac Swackhammer207-991-3091
Dover-FoxcroftBrian and Adrienne Clarke207-564-0037
Dover-FoxcroftHerbert Aumann207-564-0043
DresdenDan Rodrigue207-737-8636
DresdenJulia Simpson/Glacier Farm207-837-9771
DurhamRobert Crowley207-233-5171
DurhamJared Harriman207-671-7051
DurhamAdam Gamache207-798-1654
DurhamClaire Ross207-846-1254
East WaterboroAndrew Doyle207-356-0170
EastbrookMike Bullard207-266-5913
EastbrookHeather Fowler207-460-9001
EastportWill Hopkins207-214-3750
EddingtonElizabeth Downs207-249-5190
EddingtonJohn Bagley207-478-9045
EddingtonPeter Lyford207-843-7759
EliotWilliam Gilbert207-439-4455
EliotMichael Christy603-498-3359
EllsworthGabriel Wood207-664-8027
EllsworthAnthony Hill207-664-9475
FalmouthDamien Carter206-234-6828
FalmouthTom Bannen207-239-7762
FalmouthSavas Gunduz207-272-7986
FalmouthJoseph Bates207-317-3323
FalmouthDenise Hodgkins207-415-5940
FalmouthPaul Mullen207-615-5567
FalmouthKristen Griese207-749-1557
FalmouthMark Bernier207-841-4611
FarmingtonDavid and Melissa Covenant509-741-0912
FranklinNate Parkinson207-801-8515
FreeportMichael Thompson207-233-5792
FreeportLeonard Saulter207-272-8408
FreeportMary Elizabeth McCafferty207-460-7921
FreeportMelissa Dupuis207-800-6450
FreeportBrian Kessler207-865-3900
FreeportScott Bradley207-865-4558
GileadMichael Chamberland207-440-9934
GlenburnRobert Bilotta207-884-7901
GlenburnKaren and Freeman Walker207-944-6197
GorhamBarbara Slager207-233-3961
GorhamDan Randall207-839-3405
GorhamJoanne Romano207-839-4476
GorhamJean & Chad Butts207-929-0645
GouldsboroChristina Clarke423-202-8192
Grand IsleJohnny Damboise207-316-4661
GrayPatrick Adams207-408-6834
GrayHaidar Al-Freihy207-415-1154
GrayKerry LePage207-576-6259
GrayAmy Nason Sturgis207-657-2190
GrayMichael Milbourne240-727-3698
GreeneRay Gagne207-946-2226
HallowellLarry Davis207-557-0702
HallowellRosie Davis207-934-8784
HampdenPeter Cowin207-299-6948
HampdenPaula Spacco207-862-3383
HampdenMichael Cust207-949-1702
HarpswellJudith Stanton207-376-7888
HarpswellJennifer Schmidtmann207-653-8844
HarpswellHolly Spicer207-751-0161
HinckleyDJ Beckwith207-465-6137
HoldenClaude Junkins207-989-4321
HollisLouie Provost207-538-6891
HopeJason Gindel207-975-5615
HoultonLauren Fitzpatrick207-521-7231
HoultonKira Schools207-694-0593
IslesboroWilliam Merryman207-754-5743
JayTricia Michler435-313-2476
JonesboroAndrew Dewey207-266-7294
JonesportRande McKechnie207-598-5069
KennebunkKevin Slattery207-467-3719
KennebunkNancy Naimey207-985-6861
KennebunkportKevin McDonnell207-641-3072
KingfieldWade Browne207-265-4010
KingfieldRodney Dunham207-265-5591
KitteryJennifer Thayer207-439-4962
KitteryTom Sorrentino207-439-6938
LamoineClifford Higgins207-812-0617
LebanonKelly Monroe207-457-2201
LewistonPeter and Paula Schlax207-312-4986
Lexington TwpJames Taylor207-628-2762
LimerickJason Gilpatrick207-651-6261
LimingtonTheresa Knight207-408-7683
LimingtonCynthia Nicholson207-653-9620
LincolnKevin Crocker207-631-5829
LincolnvilleRay DeGrass207-763-4038
LisbonSusan Rowland207-329-6129
LitchfieldRandy & Thea Fickett207-588-0437
Long IslandChristian & Lynn LaMontagne207-766-0995
Long IslandKay and Michael Johnson207-766-2485
LovellDerek and Jessica Dorr207- 423-1540
LovellDana Gregson207-928-3902
LubecAl May207-255-2017
LubecEleody Libby207-263-7691
LubecDaniel Shults207-263-8182
LymanJoseph Plasse207-281-2435
LymanLinda Treadway207-590-4427
MadridWill Crockett207-639-4409
ManchesterTom Bartol207-621-0787
MapletonLinda Rodd207-551-4003
MapletonGary Doody207-764-7153
Mechanic FallsOrin Hayes207-346-4597
Mechanic FallsRussell Toussaint207-576-7977
MedfordSam Bradeen207-943-2615
MedwayJay LaPorte207-373-8400
MonmouthJulie Foyt207-557-4245
MonroeMisha Vargas207-307-9106
MontvilleChris Perry201-310-6703
MontvilleJohn Chapin207-322-7424
MontvilleEdward Bower207-512-0149
MorrillDean Jackson207-342-4128
Mount DesertKristin Proppe440-539-8601
Mount VernonRon Larue & Eric Ellis207-293-2831
NaplesOxford Hills Honey Bee Club 207-693-9226
New GloucesterThomas Delaney207-329-4275
New GloucesterKathy Reilley207-838-8508
New PortlandDavid and Alicia Kendall207-628-2040
New VineyardMelissa Shea207-319-9583
NewburghGreg Thibodeau207-944-2681
NobleboroTed Sprague207-563-2262
NobleboroMatt and Maisie Sturtevant207-563-8636
NorridgewockIsrael Davis207-399-1734
North BerwickPeter Schluntz207-219-2287
North BerwickRyan Gosser617-470-7291
North YarmouthLarry Cochran207-232-8613
North YarmouthKayla Routhier207-233-6700
North YarmouthRod Nadeau207-653-2131
North YarmouthJohn (Jacky) Hildreth207-829-4124
North YarmouthJulie Wilson207-838-5415
NorwayKenneth Record207-595-4367
NorwayMartha McLean207-890-4987
OaklandMichelle Ayotte207-649-0406
OgunquitPhillip Perry207-646-4039
OrlandJames Parsons207-479-1482
OronoRegina Smith207-240-2132
OronoCody Carter503-592-0415
OronoGregory Milliken617-538-0729
OrringtonKevin Grass207-227-2104
OrringtonMichael Walker207-299-7487
OrringtonDaniel Foster207-852-1772
OrringtonMichelle & Richard Zielinski/Z's Beez207-949-3807
Orrs IslandEdward Merriman401-641-0686
OtisThomas Miceli207-537-3735
OtisKurt Judson207-565-7004
Owls HeadRonnie Dennison207-975-4014
OxfordKevin Farr207-539-4232
PalermoJoshua Carrier/Honey Ledge Apiaries207-458-1022
PalermoAlex and Amy Bradstreet207-993-3276
ParsonsfieldRichard Sanborn207-651-8691
PenobscotMichael Grillo207-326-4777
PenobscotKenneth Hillas, Jr.571-289-5775
PenobscotThomas Nichols978-376-8510
PhippsburgKevin Kuzio802-595-0400
PittsfieldBob Donovan207-487-7186
PolandPaul Doak207-240-1135
PortlandBen Roberts207-210-8691
PortlandSuelle (Soozie) Large207-400-1975
PortlandDeAnne & James Curran207-465-5046
PortlandThe Honey Exchange, Inc 207-773-9333
PortlandEric Hager207-874-2829
PortlandSeth Doane207-899-4148
PortlandSeth Doane207-899-4148
PortlandSarah McKenna732-688-4829
PortlandClaire Greenbaum973-900-0926
PownalAustin Knowlton207-233-7675
PownalLiana Zaborowski207-318-3777
PownalDick Hogue207-688-4153
PownalGeorge Anderson Sr./Maple Grove Apiaries207-688-4968
PownalAmanda June Chaves207-890-4499
Presque IsleDana & Patti Drake/Drake's Hometown Honey207-540-5520
PrincetonGeorge Wallace207-796-5065
ProspectMerl Annis, III207-567-3645
Prospect HarborAlexis Souders207-664-4801
RangeleyChristopher Farmer207-450-4600
RangeleyVincent House207-670-5511 or 207-864-3511
RaymondDoug Kerr207-221-2557
RaymondSteven Monahan207-655-3154
RocklandMyles Allen207-329-2218
RocklandRona Spear207-596-6806
RocklandMarjorie McKeon207-691-8168
RocklandSarah Bartz952-807-1878
RockportTom Cox207-236-4396
RockwoodDave Hartmann203-887-6293
RomeBrittney Fairfield207-314-3750
RumfordNicholas Kelley207-364-4121
SabattusRebecca Reynolds207-713-5415
SacoDana Cameron207-284-6479
SacoMark Booker207-400-6761
SacoDeborah Courtney207-590-2740
SacoMarc Cardullo207-590-5760
Sanbornville, NHGreg Facteau603-986-0226
ScarboroughMichael Levi917-531-8971
SearsmontMichael Lanier207-373-8393
SearsmontBobby Ward & Joselyn Staples207-671-6126
SearsportGeorge Kerper207-323-3781
SedgwickDavid Hamilton207-326-4806
SedgwickRichard Doane207-460-8824
SedgwickRichard Thoms802-363-6579
ShapleighKaren Ridley207-432-7753
ShapleighGary Creisher207-636-9851
Shirley MillsAaron Toothaker207-280-4115
SidneyCurt Beveridge207-547-3940
SkowheganKevin McFadden @ Skowhegan Area High School203-928-0865
SkowheganJeffrey Chase207-317-1722 or 207-431-8971
SkowheganLes Perry207-431-1449
SkowheganGust Stringos207-474-2183
SkowheganDavid Kenney207-474-5255
SolonJill Vaccaro860-510-2947
South BerwickEric Johnson207-370-5209
South BerwickMaya Travaglia207-752-2833
South BerwickLisa "Hershey" Hirschkop415-254-7998
South BerwickJason Goldstein603-892-7135
South PortlandPeter Googins207-329-0205
South PortlandJessica and Attila DeLisle207-899-0052
South ThomastonJohn Melquist, Sr.207-354-0779
South ThomastonElsie Mason207-542-8990
SpringvaleMargaret & Richard McLaughlin207-370-2215
Spruce HeadDerek Viles207-691-1545
St AgathaMichael Starr207-543-6494
St AlbansTim and Linda Holt207-277-3143
St DavidKeren Morin207-728-9287
St GeorgeDale Pierson207-372-2006
St GeorgeKarolyn Johnson207-691-2350
Steep FallsRyan Merritt207-632-0736
StonehamDonald Gouin207-595-2046
StowMike Carbone978-408-1211
StrongDana Toothaker207-860-6155
Tenants HarborRichard Bates207-372-6904
Tenants HarborGlenn Yovino207-691-0519
ThomastonWes Todd207-354-7041
TopshamBarry Craig207-319-9845
TopshamCarroll Smith207-729-0882
TopshamJulie Knapp207-841-0040
TrentonPamela Richards207-669-5120
TroyPaul Taliaferro207-948-3082
TurnerGeorge Wing207-520-9556
UnionChristina Manahan207-790-1665
UnionChristina Manahan207-790-1665
VassalboroRonald Willhite207-807-2465
ViennaKirsten and Josh Heck207-293-2034
ViennaStephen Linder207-293-2491
WalesMelissa Smith207-212-0941
WalpoleCarolyn Carrothers207-315-0425
WarrenAlvin Chase207-596-9128
WarrenBenjamin Scheffel513-276-7986
WashburnLee Rossignol207-455-4059
WashburnLee Rossignol207-455-4059
WashingtonKelly McCloughan207-790-4050
WaterfordChristopher Easton207-329-7854
WatervilleMichael Donihue207-872-9994
WellingtonSean Glynn207-343-1531
West BathJon Jones207-837-8293
West FarmingtonWillis & Lynn Lamb207-578-1705
West ParisJonathan Stevens207-515-1113
WestbrookEvan Hevey207-408-6250
WestbrookDaniel Gray207-939-0866
WhitefieldDavid Spicer207-458-3088
WhitefieldVickie Gerardi207-530-0124
WhitefieldTim Lewis207-549-5347
WhitingBill and Nicole Case/Just BeeCause Bees207-263-8821
WindhamDenise Allen207-329-0026
WindhamWilliam Andrew207-553-0019
WindhamAlex Funk207-650-0530
WindhamJim Brown207-892-1057
WindhamLeon Cooper, Jr.207-892-9223
WindhamIsabel Kelley603-689-6805
WinnErik Frodahl207-290-7479
WinslowRandy Cunningham207-877-8347
WinthropMatthew Picard207-458-3174
WinthropRandall Hooper207-530-1736
WinthropAlicia Norris207-931-6398
WinthropKennebec Beekeepers Association/Sheri Zimmerman (Secretary)405-761-4098
WoodlandPeter McCorison207-227-1432
WoolwichRainier Eich207-208-0373
WoolwichDavid Ingmundson207-442-7214
WoolwichScott Baldwin207-522-9480
YarmouthChris Stetson207-232-6436
YorkJohn Carpenter207-363-4645
YorkWayne Boardman207-408-6430
YorkCharles d'Entremont207-439-9284
YorkKatie Spaulding207-475-7055