We had a great meeting tonight with approximately 42 people in attendance to hear Eleanor Balson give a presentation on the health of bees and the pests and diseases that can hurt them.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Crossroads Beekeepers will hold their next monthly meeting on Monday, June 11th, at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the University of Illinois Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter through the west doors and go downstairs.
Eleanor Balson, Regional Apiary Inspector with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, will be our presenter. Eleanor will be speaking on the topic of pests and diseases that impact honey bees. The mild winter and early spring not only impacted the behaviors of honey bees but also organisms that hurt bees and their colonies. Eleanor will explain how to recognize the most common pests and diseases and what beekeepers can do to effectively treat them.
As always, the general public is invited to attend.
For more information about the Crossroads Beekeepers contact Larry Quicksall at 217-347-5937 or visit their website at http://CrossroadsBeekeepers.blogspot.com.