AUBURN — Carol Cottrill, Western Maine Beekeepers Association secretary, Maine Beekeepers Association president and Eastern Apicultural Society board member, will be speaker for the Androscoggin Bee Club in Room 116 of Edward Little High School.

The program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Her talk, “Swarm Management,” will be presented following a short club business meeting at 6:30.

Cottrill has attended many beekeeping seminars to learn more about the art and science of keeping bees. In 2005 she took the EAS examination to become a Master Beekeeper and became the first female Master Beekeeper in Maine.

Each spring she coordinates and helps teach the bee school offered by the Western Maine Beekeepers Association. She has given presentations to gardening groups, social organizations and children’s groups.

Each fall she can be found at the Farmington and Fryeburg fairs with other WMBA members promoting beekeeping and offering honey samples.

Cottrill is now the “Queen Bee” of the family’s Fox Run Farm and said she enjoys sharing her knowledge of bees, bee products and honey with anyone who will listen.


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