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Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 14th Meeting

The next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, July 14th, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs….listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

We will be covering Extracting Honey, Hive Robbing during Dearth, Preparations for Honey Competition next month.

Members are encouraged to bring a snack to share following the meeting.

As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

For more information regarding the Crossroads Beekeepers, please visit their website at http://crossroadsbeekeepers.blogspot.com/, or friend them at http://www.facebook.com/crossroadsbeekeepers, or contact Larry Quicksall at 217-347-5937.

Monday, June 9, 2014

No Regular Meeting for June

There will NOT be a regular club meeting for the month of June.  The next meeting will be Monday, July 14, 2014, at the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs….listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

June 8th Field Day

The Crossroads Beekeepers enjoyed a Field Day at the farm of Larry Quicksall.  Below are some of the photos from the event.










Monday, May 5, 2014

Next Meeting is Monday, May 12th


The next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, May 12th, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham.  Please enter the west doors and go downstairs….listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

This meeting will feature two programs .  John Michl, beekeeper from St. Marie and Crossroads Beekeepers 2013 Beekeeper of the Year,will meet with experienced beekeepers to go into details about adding supers, mite control, small hive beetle, and Queen replacement.

In addition, Larry Quicksall will meet with new beekeepers to provide basic beekeeping information and to answer specific questions for those starting their first year of beekeeping.

Members are encouraged to bring a treat to share following the meeting.

As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

For more information regarding the Crossroads Beekeepers, please visit their website at http://crossroadsbeekeepers.blogspot.com, or friend them at http://www.facebook.com/crossroadsbeekeepers, or contact Larry Quicksall at 217-347-5937.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 14th is Next Meeting

Next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs....listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

We will be having two programs at this meeting.  Larry Quicksall will meet with new beekeepers to demonstrate proper hive configuration for installing bees, initial feeding, and how to tell if your new bees are doing well.

In addition, Dave Dhom will meet with experienced beekeepers to go into detail about building up and splitting hives, which will be especially beneficial to beekeepers who suffered heavy losses this winter.

Feel free to bring a treat to share following the meeting!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Great Turn Out for March Meeting

We had a great turn out for our March 10th meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers.  Extra chairs were set for the nearly 60 people in attendance.  Larry Quicksall spoke on feeding bees following this hard winter, and Dave Dhom showed off a new swarm trap that he has been working on this winter.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 14th, at 6:30pm.  We hope to see all of you there.

Happy Beekeeping!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Next Meeting on Monday, March 10th

Next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs....listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

We will be addressing the following topics at the March 10th meeting: Coping with a Long Winter, Feeding & Protein, Splitting Hives & Installing Packages.

Feel free to bring a treat to share following the meeting!