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St. Clair Beekeepers Association is hosting 


One day Virtual Class

February 20, 2021    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

This class is a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating and complex life of the honey bee colony and the fundamentals of managing a hive of bees as a beekeeper. The topics covered include: Bee Biology and Colony Behavior, Equipment You Will Need, Your First Hive – Acquiring Bees and Hive Setup, Opening and Inspecting your Hive, Pest Management and The Beekeeping Year: Seasonal Management Activities.   Your enrollment includes textbook and other related resources.  

Your help is needed, Dear members we would like to get the word out for our Introduction To Beekeeping class. Here’s a link to our flyer, it would be much appreciated if you could print this out and place it in your community to promote beekeeping and our up and coming class. BeekFlyer 

Register Online Now at:

 Contact Information

 Dennis at 618-560-6434

Class agenda:

Class registration form:

Class Resources:

We are still looking for someone to fill the Program Director position. This position requires experience.  The Program Director shall:

  1. Develop a committee of interested members;
  2. Set up an annual plan of programs with the committee for club meetings which will serve to educate our membership;
  3. Serve as a contact for outside speakers;
  4. Provide membership with information about the program for monthly meetings.


Stclairbees has setup a YouTube channel, check us out and subscribe. More learning videos to be added.  Link to channel  

Unfortunately, European Foulbrood is showing up once again in area hives.  If you see a spotty brood pattern call Inspector Eleanor Schumacher at 510-285-7879.


See the latest and greatest Bylaws on the What New Page. Bylaws April 2018

Check out Bill Mattatall’s Follies of a Beekeeper here or on the What’s New page!


Need a Mentor?  We can helpMentor ListIf you would like to be a mentor, please email

 Swarm Information

Swarm and Cutout list reflects the 2020 year
Updated 05/06/20 the latest and greatest Swarm List and Cutout List. If you would like to be included on the Swarm List and are a member of SCBA you may be listed for up to three counties. Please send your name, location, preferred counties and contact info to If you have been listed in the past please check the list to make sure your information is correct. If you no longer want to be included, please email  If you would like to be on the Cutout List please email your information to  Corrections and removal from list, please email.

It’s time to register your hives. It’s easy.  It’s free.  It’s required.  Contact Inspector Eleanor Schumacher (510-285-7879).

Illinois beekeepers registration form

Link to Illinois Bees and Apiaries Program:

Want to join the St. Clair County Beekeepers Association?  Dues are $20 per year.  Email Treasurer Kay Good or call her at 618-977-5545.


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