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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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Growing - 1/25/2013.
Produce industry experts say there are no big surprises in the proposed rules for food safety. However, they do say that they are surprised by the exemption of an estimated 79 percent of growers.
Organic produce grew strong, even in a challenging economy
The Produce News - 1/24/2013.
By Christina DiMartino - All signs point to increased organic sales in the United States and Canada in 2012, according to the Organic Trade Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt.
Common pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour'
The Guardian [UK] - 1/24/2013.
By Damian Carrington - Widely used pesticides can kill frogs within an hour, new research has revealed, suggesting the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the catastrophic global decline of amphibians.
Report: 'Big Food' Infiltrates Nutrition Association
Common Dreams - 1/24/2013.
"Big Food" companies such as Coca-Cola and Hershey have hijacked the largest association of nutrition professionals, according to a damning new report by public health attorney and author Michele Simon.
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