Fun Meeting - Erin MacGregor-Forbes

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Fun Meeting - Erin MacGregor-Forbes

Time: March 6, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
Street: 6301 Summit Blvd
City/Town: West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Event Type: fun, meeting
Organized By: Gabriela Hassil
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2020

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Erin MacGregor-Forbes is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper, past Chairman of the Eastern Apicultural Society and the Chief Financial and Operating Officer at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  She manages about 150 colonies near her home in  Portland Maine as Overland Apiaires.


Erin speaks nationally on a variety of beekeeping topics particularly focused on small and mid-scale sustainable beekeeping practices.


Erin’s teaches practical and sustainable colony management, IPM strategies, and overwintering nucleus colonies.   Erin’s passion is working with the bees own instincts and behaviors to create thriving colonies, and communicating those concepts to beekeepers who want to help their colonies maximize their potential.  


She has received three grants from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) to compare honey bee colony strength and survivability between nucleus and package started colonies.


What to expect when going into beekeeping
First steps to take: getting registered, essential gear, hives/boxes, caught swarm vs. packaged bees vs. nuc, 
All that excites the newbees and seasoned beeks.

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