Beekeeping in the News


Monday, February 8, 2016

Advanced Bee School on 2/27/2016

Click to download this Flyer and Registration Form

Bee School

The annual "Bee School" is now past for 2016, what a fun day.  For those who attended, we hope you had fun and left armed with the knowledge you need to get started with beekeeping.  For those who helped to make the day a success, your time and effort is appreciated, thank you!

For more info and photos from the event visit our facebook page.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Bulk Order Has Arrived!

The bulk order is in and it is at Lonnie Langley's place.

Please pickup your items as soon as possible, Lonnie has it sitting in his shed.

If you need directions I have included a map below.

Thank You, Lonnie, for setting this up for us!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Updates to 2016 Beginner Bee School

The Beginner Bee School will be held at:

U of I Extension Center
1209 N. Wenthe Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401

From 9a.m. - 4p.m.
Check-in and Registration Starts 8a.m.

You can download a PDF Registration Form here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Intermediate Bee Class-Feb. 27, 2016

February is buzzing! In addition to the Bee School, we will also be hosting an Intermediate class on Saturday, February 27 with speaker Grant Gillard.

He will be talking on the following points:
  • Maximizing Honey Production
  • Developing New Apiaries
  • Record Keeping for Beekeepers
We are still making final arrangements, so check back for more information as we get this event together!

2016 Beginner Bee School

The school will be held February 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $30 per person
  • $15 for additional family member (no handouts or books)

Tentative Schedule
Beginner Bee School 2016
Doors Open / Registration Begins
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Session 1
The Honey Bee-Larry Quicksall
Lighting a Smoker-Rick Russell
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 2
Eqiupment for the Beginning Beekeeper-Jim Livingston
Extracting Honey-Matt & Andrew
Display Tables and Vendors
Catering by Niemerg's Steakhouse
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 3
Getting & Feeding Your First Bees-Rick Campbell
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 4
Your First Year of Beekeeping-Nick Brummer
Q&A Panel of Experienced Beekeepers
Door Prizes / Closing
Break-Down & Cleanup

Setup times will be announced later. Some last minute issues arose with the original venue, so the location will be announced soon.
We still need volunteers to help with setup and teardown, display tables (bee forage plants, top bar hives, ISBA/IQI etc.), registration and packets.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!