Friday, February 15, 2013

Dhom Named Beekeeper of the Year

At the January meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers, Dave Dhom, was named Beekeeper of the Year for 2012 by the Board and Members of the Crossroads Beekeepers.
Congratulations Dave!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nucs Available

The following club members have nucs for sale for May availability (weather permitting).  If you are interested in a nuc from their apiaries, please contact them.

Ryan Spencer 217-317-1342

Marlin Herschberger 217-543-2815

Lonnie Langley 618-292-1725

Larry Quicksall 217-347-5937

David and Lisa Dhom 618-562-8503

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bee School on WICS

WICS NewsChannel 20 in Springfield came to our bee school on February 9th and featured us on their 6pm and 10pm newscast.  Below is a link to the video report!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bee School 2013

Below are a few photos from the 2013 Bee School.  We had a great turn out with 111 people in attendance.  Two all-day tracks were available: Beginning Beekeeping and Managing the Established Hive.  In addition, three demonstrations and two panel discussion were offered during the breaks.  Club members also created and manned educational displays of specific elements of beekeeping.  All in all, it was a great day for beekeeping!

Ken Kloepper on Queen Rearing

Danny Wright on Honey Production
Dawn Quicksall on Bee Gardens
Jason Weaver and Son selling their Hive Equipment
John Michl conducting a Swarm Trap demonstration.
Larry Quicksall talking on Bee Biology
Lisa Dhom on getting your first bees
Panel Discussion with Travis Dollarhide, Ken Kloepper, Danny Wright, and Lonnie Langley
Rita Rhodabarger on Bee-Friendly Gardens
Dave Dhom during his smoker demonstration
Terry Hopper being interviewed by NewsChannel 20 from Springfield
Here is the link to the new story: 

Kitchen Crew did a fantastic job!
Thanks to everyone
who helped make
this year's bee school
a great success!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

No Club Meeting on February 11th

Crossroads Beekeepers WILL NOT have a club meeting on Monday, February 11th.

We all need a break after the bee school two days before!

The next Crossroads Beekeepers club meeting will be on Monday, March 11th.