University of Illinois Extension Kankakee County 1650 Commerce Drive Bourbonnais, Illinois
Topics to be covered: • Equipment needed and where to find it • Location of your hives • Acquiring bees • Beekeeping challenges • Special needs for healthy bees and a good honey crop • Cost • Bee biology • Castes in a colony and colony organization • Pest and disease management • Making and using nucleus colonies • Bee breeding • Hygienic bees
Cost is $20.00 per person. Handouts and lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register call 815-933-8337.
One workshop coming up is the queen production event sponsored by the Central East Illinois Beekeeping Assn. It will be on April 24 at CEIBA pres. David Burns' place east of Champaign. It will be a day-long program taught by Joe Latshaw of Ohio Queen breeders and the cost is $75. The workshop is for serious beekeepers who plan to produce queens for sale.