Monday, July 11, 2016

IQI Summer Open House Mating Yard Tour

July 23rd
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lonnie Langley
618 292-1725
1337 N 1200 RD, Vandalia, IL

38°55'48.21"N, 89° 1'45.78"W

Cost is $10 per person on location.

If the weather is poor, call to confirm the event before traveling. Bring protective clothing to wear into the bee yard. Bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit. The presentation will be casual with lots of time for Q&A. If time permits, guests may be able to practice grafting larva.

Feeding during honey production

-1 qt of 50/50 syrup
-1 to 2 tsp Pro Health or Honey-B-Healthy
-12lb granulated sugar
-3 to 6 cups pollen substitute

Mix first three ingredients with enough pollen substitute to make a dry batter.
The bees raise brood on this but do not put it in honey stores.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 2016 Meeting

The July meeting will be held tomorrow July 11 @ 6:30 pm at the U of I extension in Effingham. We will be announcing the date for our August field day.  Dave will be talking about beekeeping gadgets.  Please bring a drink or snack to share.  Invite a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  It is free & open to the public.  Hope to see you there!! 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June Meeting

Hello Everyone,

Just a reminder that our June meeting is tomorrow the 13th @ 6:30pm at the U of I extension.  Please bring a drink or snack to share.  As usual it is free & open to the public.  Everyone is welcome & please invite a friend.

We will be discussing the upcoming HAS convention & mite biter queens.

If you have ideas/suggestions for upcoming meeting topics or would like to present we welcome the input & help.

It's hot outside. Give your bees a little extra ventilation & make sure they have a good water source.  Keep yourself safe & try to work your hives in the cooler parts of the day & stay hydrated.

Happy Beekeeping!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 9, 2016 Meeting

Our May meeting is May 9th at 6:30 @ the U of I extension in Effingham.  As always it is free & open to the public.  It is swarm season.  If you have a story to share, we look forward to hearing it.  Dave will be talking about comb honey production & set up.  Please feel free to bring a friend & drink or snack to share!  We look forward to seeing you there!!  Happy Beekeeping!!

Sunday, April 10, 2016


The April meeting of Crossroads Beekeepers will be held Monday April 11th at 6:30 p.m.  It is free & open to the public.  Topics will be bee vacs by Rick Russell & Swarm Catching.  Please bring a friend & a snack to share.  We hope to see you there!!