2020 Special Events

2020 Special Events

Bus Tour | Honey Bee Buzz-In | Story Concert | Kids and Bees Beekeeping Academy

Special Events and Excursions


Bus Tour of Commercial Beekeeping Operation and Woodenware Manufacturer

Sign up on conference registration form. Cost per person: $40. Space is limited.

Thursday 11:00 AM  

Honey Boxes

Swan's Honey

Come visit Swan’s Honey on Lincoln and Karen Sennett’s 250-acre multi-generational farm. The tour will include the extracting and honey drying building and the packing house. Tastings of all the varietals that Swan’s bottles, including a new organic line, will be offered and there will also be ongoing demonstrations of how some of the value added products are made.


Humble Abodes

Learn about this well-respected supplier of woodenware to commercial beekeepers, hobbyists, and dealers across New England and beyond. Maine’s vast supply of Eastern White Pine provides the wood for their easy-to-assemble, durable frames and high quality boxes.

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Story Concert

Tuesday, 7:30PM to 9:30PM | $5.00 Charge - Tickets can be reserved on conference registration form

A live storytelling event featuring tales from the beeyard and beyond, presented by your fellow beekeepers. A cash bar and snacks will be provided. The event takes place at Bangor Arts Exchange at 193 Exchange Street, where there is plentiful parking. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from Bangor (20-minutes from Orono). Ride-sharing will be facilitated, check at the EAS Registration Desk for information.

 Story Concert

Honey Bee Buzz-In & Ice Cream Social

 Tuesday, 7:00PM to 9:30PM | No Charge

This Jeopardy style game will test your beekeeping knowledge in an entertaining review of the EAS Short Course, whether you're a relatively new or seasoned beekeeper. Master Beekeeper Larry Truchon welcomes those who’ve attended the Monday and Tuesday sessions to join in on the fun at Wells Conference Center, 2nd Floor

 Honey Bee Buzz In

Kids & Bees Beekeeping Academy

Thursday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM

This day of fun and educational immersion into the world of the honey bee is designed for children entering grades four through six.

Hands-on learning includes beeswax, honey, pollination, ultraviolet bee vision and so much more! Students will make their way through each station, engaging in activities that will harness their senses and imaginations. The afternoon is spent exploring what goes on inside a bee hive, and pollinator insect observations. Child-size head-to-toe beekeeping suits are provided.

Cost per child is $60.00  Limited to 12 kids. For scholarship information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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