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St. Clair Beekeepers Association is hosting monthly meeting outdoors!!

Our next club membership meeting will be held outdoors on Sunday, April 25th,
at 2:00 pm. The Meeting will be held at the Six Mile Museum, 3279 Maryville
Rd , Granite City. The meeting will also be available via ZOOM. Bring your lawn
chair, a brown bag lunch, and your drinks. The topics for the meeting are:
   Frame assembly and foundations
   Capturing Swarms
   Location and hive stands
   Hive inspection—weather permitting

 


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 stclairbees@gmail.com.

 Swarm Information

Swarm and Cutout list reflects the 2021 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 stclairbees@gmail.com. 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 stclairbees@gmail.com.  If you would like to be on the Cutout List please email your information to stclairbees@gmail.com.  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: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Insects/Bees/Pages/default.aspx

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

 

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