Monday, May 14, 2012

Great Meeting Tonight!

We had a great club meeting tonight.  Our speaker was Mark Dyers who spoke on various methods for raising queen bees.  Mark brought various pieces of equipment to demonstrate how to set up starter and finishing hives, as well as various options for mating nucs. 

Club members also talked about the number of swarm calls that many have been receiving in recent weeks.  5 club members have captured over 10 swarms so far!

We also have three new club members join tonight: Michelle Barnick from Cowden, Ryan Spencer from Arcola, and JoAn Baker from Neoga.  Let's welcome our new members to the hive!!!

Next months meeting will be on Monday, June 11, 2012, and Eleanor Balson, State of Illinois Apiary Inspector, will be presenting on Bee Diseases and Pests.  Bee sure and mark your calenders for the next meeting!

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 14th Meeting

The next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 6:30pm in the basement of the University of Illinois Extention Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham. 

Mark Dyers, beekeeper from rural Watson, will be presenting on the topics of raising queen bees.  This is a topic that every beekeeper, small or large, needs to understand.

Coming in June: Eleanor Balson on Bee Pests and Diseases.

Swarm Busters List (repost)

Swarm Busters!

Below is a link to the names and numbers
of area beekeepers who will be glad
to rescue a swarm from your property
and place them in a nice, safe hive.

Beekeeping on WEIU

Yesterday, May 6th, Heartland Highways on WEIU (Dish and RFD-TV) featured the Central Eastern Illinois Beekeepers Association. If you didn't happen to watch it, check it out on YouTube at: