Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers will hold its fall management workshop Saturday, Aug. 28 starting at 9 a.m. in the meeting room of the Knox Lincoln County Extension office on Manktown Road in Waldoboro. Morning refreshments and coffee will be provided by KLCB. There is no cost but donations will be accepted for the refreshment table.

This workshop is directed to beekeepers who want to know how to manage their colonies as winter approaches. This free workshop is open to all beekeepers and the public.

Anthony “Tony” Jadczak, state apiarist, is the featured speaker. Using his slides and vast knowledge base, he will talk about fall management for the hives including the latest in mite and disease treatments.

Jadczak has been the state apiarist with the Maine Department of Agriculture since July 1983. Although inspecting Maine beekeepers’ colonies is integral to his job, his biggest task is dealing with the thousands of colonies that come to Maine each year to pollinate the wild blueberry crop. Colonies from all over the United States arrive in May and there is a small window to inspect these colonies for pests and diseases. He also maintains his own colonies as a sideline beekeeper. Over the years, he has served the Eastern Apicultural Society in various capacities. In the winter and early spring, Jadczak turns to research, speaking and catching up on paperwork. He writes regularly for the Maine Bee Line, the newsletter of Maine State Beekeepers Association. He is a speaker in beginning beekeeping classes across the state each spring.

Attendees can bring beekeeping friends, questions, barbecue meat to grill and a potluck dish to share with others after the workshop.

For more information visit klcbee.com or call Dick Vose at 563-7564.