Friday, December 30, 2016

Meeting January 9, 2017

The next monthly meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be held January 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the U of I Extension in Effingham, IL.  Bring a snack to share and join us to talk bees!

We will be accepting nominations for "Beekeeper of the Year" and making final arrangements for the Beginner Beekeeping School.  The date set is Feb 11, 2017 for the school.

  • REMINDER:  We will not hold a monthly meeting in February due to the Bee School.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 2016 Meeting

Our December 2016 meeting is tomorrow, December 12th at 6:30 pm at th U of I extension in Effingham. As usual it is free and open to the public.  This will be a Christmas Holiday potluck. Please bring a dish to share. We will also take nominations for 2016 Beekeeper of the year. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Officer Nominations

Nominations are still open for club officers.

So far we have Jim Livingston nominated for President, Nelda Campbell for Treasurer, Bradley Livingston for Secretary.

We are still seeking nominations for Vice President and Membership Coordinator and further nominations for all offices are still open.

We will ask for further nominations at the November 14th meeting and voting will follow.  You may volunteer for an office if you would like or nominate someone you think would serve the club well.

Monday, October 10, 2016

2016 Honey Judging

We had 9 entries in the honey competition, one in the comb honey, and one mead.  Two entries were light and the remainder amber honey.

In the light class first place went to Rick Campbell and second place to Lance Coil.  In the Ambers we had a tie for first between Rick Russel and Nick Brummer, with Rick Campbell taking second and third going to Dave Dohm.

Our only entry in comb honey was Rick Campbell.  Dave Dohm brought a sparkling mead for tasting.

The people's choice went to Lance Coil and the president's choice was Rick Campbell.

Thanks to Danny Wright for judging.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sugar/Pollen Recipe and the "To Do" list from the 9/12 meeting.

By popular request from the meeting, we have the following slides from Dave Dohm's excellent presentation on preparing your hives for winter and a successful spring.