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Welcome Beekeepers!

Our first meeting of 2017 will be held Friday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Clair County Extension Office, Belleville.  The topic will be Oxalic Acid Treatment for Varroa Mites

Beginner’s Beekeeping Class
Saturday, March 18, 2017
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(Alternate Date March 25, 2017)
Madison County Farm Bureau

900 Hillsboro, Edwardsville, IL 62025

$45/person, $60/couple, $20/minors and students
Click Class Announcement for a description of the class and here for the registration form.
Questions? Contact:

Bill Mattatall, or 618-910-3149

Kevin Wilke, 618-780-3227

Vickie York, or 618-288-1846

Vickie Piel, or 618-978-4369

Got a Favorite Recipe that Uses Honey?
Please send it to us – we’ll put it in the cookbook we’re writing to sell as a club fundraiser.  We’re looking for any type of recipe that uses honey, including baked goods, drinks, soaps and lotions, waxes, etc.  Send your recipe to

Spread the Good Word! Want to spread the word about the St. Clair Beekeepers Association or about bees and pollinators?  We now have brochures available.  Just contact and we’ll get them to you.

Pollinator-Friendly Flower Seeds We now have small packets of pollinator-friendly flower seeds available to give away to raise awareness of the plight of honey bees and other pollinators.  If you would like several packets to give away at events, presentations, markets, etc., contact

It’s time to register your hives. It’s easy.  It’s free.  It’s required.  Click here for the registration form.  Learn about Illinois’ apiary program here or contact Inspector Eleanor Schumacher (510-285-7879).

Want to join the St. Clair County Beekeepers Association?  Dues are $20 per year.  Email Treasurer Vickie York or call her at 618-288-1846.

Need a Mentor?  We can help – 2016 Mentor List.      

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