Monday, February 23, 2009

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

April 2, 2009
May 14, 2009
June 25, 2009
August 6, 2009
September 17, 2009
October 29, 2009
December 12, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Buzz Into Beekeeping Workshop

March 7
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meeting Reminder

Please be sure to attend our February 19 meeting.
We will be discussing the workshop planned for March 7.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beekeeping Workshops

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.