Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Bulk Order Has Arrived!

The bulk order is in and it is at Lonnie Langley's place.

Please pickup your items as soon as possible, Lonnie has it sitting in his shed.

If you need directions I have included a map below.

Thank You, Lonnie, for setting this up for us!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Updates to 2016 Beginner Bee School

The Beginner Bee School will be held at:

U of I Extension Center
1209 N. Wenthe Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401

From 9a.m. - 4p.m.
Check-in and Registration Starts 8a.m.

You can download a PDF Registration Form here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Intermediate Bee Class-Feb. 27, 2016

February is buzzing! In addition to the Bee School, we will also be hosting an Intermediate class on Saturday, February 27 with speaker Grant Gillard.

He will be talking on the following points:
  • Maximizing Honey Production
  • Developing New Apiaries
  • Record Keeping for Beekeepers
We are still making final arrangements, so check back for more information as we get this event together!

2016 Beginner Bee School

The school will be held February 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $30 per person
  • $15 for additional family member (no handouts or books)

Tentative Schedule
Beginner Bee School 2016
Doors Open / Registration Begins
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Session 1
The Honey Bee-Larry Quicksall
Lighting a Smoker-Rick Russell
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 2
Eqiupment for the Beginning Beekeeper-Jim Livingston
Extracting Honey-Matt & Andrew
Display Tables and Vendors
Catering by Niemerg's Steakhouse
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 3
Getting & Feeding Your First Bees-Rick Campbell
Display Tables and Vendors
Session 4
Your First Year of Beekeeping-Nick Brummer
Q&A Panel of Experienced Beekeepers
Door Prizes / Closing
Break-Down & Cleanup

Setup times will be announced later. Some last minute issues arose with the original venue, so the location will be announced soon.
We still need volunteers to help with setup and teardown, display tables (bee forage plants, top bar hives, ISBA/IQI etc.), registration and packets.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 2016 Club Meeting

The January 2016 meeting will be held Jan 11, 2016 at the U of I Extension in Effingham at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.  We will be discussing Emergency Feeding & Planning for 2016.  Beginner's Bee School Registration forms will be available.  Please bring a friend & a snack to share.  We hope to see you there.

Bee School Information & Registration Forn

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bulk Order Reminder

Lonnie Langley has negotiated a deal with Mann Lake for a bulk discount supplies order to be shipped to Bluff City after 1/20/16. Any club member may participate. Each individual order will be packed and labeled with the persons name and then placed on a palletized load which will be unloaded at Bluff Equipment in Bluff City. Each person will be responsible for picking up their own order during business hours within a couple of days.

1. Orders must be placed between 1/4/16 and 1/15/16. (800-880-7694)
2. At Mann Lake, talk to Ed or Andy and reference the Langley bulk order.
3. You are charged for your order when it is placed. (Pay pal, credit, debit)
4. No minimum order and you get a 12% DISCOUNT.
5. Your order will be boxed and labeled as part of the bulk order.
6. We will notify everybody when the order is in via email.

If you would like to order but it is too far for you to make the pickup at Bluff City, contact David Challans at dchallans<at>frontier<dot>com or six one eight three three nine three three seven five.  I may be able to arrange to pickup your items and bring them to the next club meeting after the delivery.