Monday, February 27, 2012

CB Member Visits Pollinatarium

Aaron Quicksall, youth member of the Crossroads Beekeepers, visited the Pollinatarium at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign over this past weekend and had the opportunity to meet and talk with Lesley Deem, PhD who is the Director of the facility.  He reports having a facinating time looking around the Pollinatarium and learning about their bee research projects including a small indoor observation hive that has been making it through the winter with only around a dozen bees.  In addition to the research projects, they have a museum with old beekeeping equipment from days gone by. 

The Pollinatarium is located at 606 W. Windsor Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801.  You can contact them by email

For more information on the Pollinatarium, visit their website at

Also, if you follow this link you will find a brief slide show with narration about the life of a U of I beekeeper.

Club field trip, anyone???

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