Saturday, April 1, 2017

The new Site is Live!

The new site for the club is live at

A huge thanks to Nancy for getting this going for us.  Nice work!

Please use the contact form to report problems with the site or if you have comments or suggestions.  I am still learning the platform it is on so bear with me as I learn and fine tune things.

If anyone would like to contribute to the photo gallery or the blog, let me know via the contact form.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Bee School 2017

Crossroads Beekeepers to Host Bee School on February 11th

Effingham IL:  On Saturday, February 11th, the Crossroads Beekeepers will be holding their sixth annual bee school at the University of Illinois Extension Center, 1209 N Wenthe, Effingham, Illinois.  This year's bee school is for anyone interested in beekeeping and will focus on basic skills and information needed for the beginning beekeeper. 

Class topics include Understanding the Honey Bee taught by Larry Quicksall, Hive Components and Equipment taught by Jim Livingston, Getting and Feeding Your First Bees taught by Rick Campbell, and Your First Year of Beekeeping by Nick Brummer.

In addition to the speakers, there will be educational displays created by club members and a live demonstration on lighting a smoker and a video on how to extract honey from frames.  
Prairie Profile will also be on site to offer wooden-ware equipment needed to start beekeeping this Spring.

Doors will open for check-in at 8:00am.  The first session will start at 9:00am, and the bee school will conclude at 4:00pm.

The cost to attend this all-day bee school is $30.00 and includes the classes, presentation handouts, sample copies of beekeeping journals, refreshments, and a catered lunch from Niemerg’s Steakhouse.  Those registered for the Beginning Beekeeping workshop will also receive the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping”.  

Registration deadline is Monday, February 1st

For more information and to download a registration form for the bee school, visit the club’s website at .

Crossroads Beekeepers is a local beekeeping club based in Effingham and serving beekeepers in all surrounding counties.  Club meetings are on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the University of Illinois Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham.

For more information regarding registration for the bee school, please contact Dawn Quicksall at 217-342-4233.