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Hello Everyone!! 
Here is the latest on the upcoming OUTDOOR MEETING
WHAT:  St. Clair Beekeeper’s Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Sunday, June 28 at 2:00pm
WHERE: Kay Good, Treasurer, Home
              122 Kiefer Lane, Shiloh IL 62269
DIRECTIONS: From Edwardsville take 55 South to Exit 17, US 40 East. Take a right on Troy Scott Road (Troy O’Fallon Road) This becomes 158.
Take a right on Seibert Road. Take another right on Sinn Road. Take a left on Kiefer. Destination is at the dead end of Kiefer.
Questions? (618) 977-5545
We hope everyone is well and that your bees are enjoying the blossoms of summer!
We’re happy to announce the upcoming outdoor meeting to be held on at the home and apiary of our Treasurer Kay Good in Shiloh IL.
Due to mandated safety restrictions and common sense precautions we are asking all attendees to wear a mask and maintain the recommended social distance. We will be offering some demonstrations including inspections of hives and various “how-to” techniques and in these situations we are requiring participants to wear a mask underneath their bee veil.
Also due to safety precautions we will not be having the typical pot-luck at the meeting and instead are asking everyone to “brown bag” any food and beverage they may want.
As regrettable as it is to make these changes to our wonderful outdoor meetings at least we finally will be gathering as a group of bee lovers! We’ve all missed the exchange of information and the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and experiences with our hives this year. Hope everyone can make it and the sun shines on us all!
Bring your questions or your problems and lets help each other!!  It will be wonderful to see everyone again.

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).

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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