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UMaine Extension offers beekeeping classes for novice and experienced beekeepers(Comments Off on UMaine Extension offers beekeeping classes for novice and experienced beekeepers)

December 2, 2020

FALMOUTH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering separate online beekeeping classes for beginner and experienced beekeepers starting Jan. 14 and Feb. 25. The five-session beginning class, for beekeepers with less than one year’s experience, meets from 6–7:30 p.m. Jan 14–Feb. 11. With a focus on the basics of honeybee biology and beekeeping, the […]

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Seasons merge

By Jane Naliboff

Blue jay didn’t mind the early snowfall that gave us a white Thanksgiving. If you noticed an increase of jays at your feeders consuming large amounts of seeds, you’re not alone. Not only are there more jays this fall, but they’re filling the pouch above their esophagus with seeds to be hidden for later consumption. Who knew?

Franklin County Soil & Water requests input on funding usage

FARMINGTON – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District, welcomes all Franklin County residents with an interest in conservation practices on private agricultural lands and woodlands to participate in a Local Working Group meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14. The LWG meeting will be […]

Scouting during a pandemic

FARMINGTON – Covid-19 has changed the way society has operated this year. Governments and businesses have altered operating practices and new rules have been put in place to keep everyone safe. The same is true for the programs of Scouting. “The Scout motto is ‘Be Prepared’,” Kennebec Valley District Chair Kelly Pillsbury said. “Scouts are […]


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