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Welcome Beekeepers!

Our next meeting will be held
Sunday, July 31, 2 pm
Apiary of Bill Mattatall
1496 Black Lane, Caseyville

Interested in a power extractor? Find one for sale on “The Tradin’ Post”

Public Auction – Udell & Norma Meyer Estate
Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m.
8844 Trio Lane, Edwardsville
New and Used Beekeeping Equipment, Reusable Wax, Candlemaking Equipment and Molds, Tools, Appliances, Farm Equipment, Antiques and Collectibles

IQI Summer Open House Mating Yard Tour
Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m.
Apiary of Lonnie Langley
1337 N. 1200 St.
RR 1, Vandalia
$10 per person payable at location.  Bring protective gear and a lawn chair if you wish to sit.  If weather is uncertain call before traveling to confirm event.

Honey Bee Swarm?
Call an SCBA member on the Swarm List 2016

SCBA Seed & Plant Swap
Thanks to everyone who brought plants and seeds for our seed swap! It was a great success so remember to save your seeds for the next swap, perhaps this fall.

Honey Sales Opportunity
Fezziwig’s Market, 225 W. 2nd St., O’Fallon, is soliciting vendors of honey and other products from the hive for its new Farmers and Artisans Market.  The market will be held in the Carriage House and Courtyard of the store in downtown O’Fallon on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m., June 2-September 1.
For more information about booth rental, contact Tim Moore, 618-558-4433 or

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 Secretary/Treasurer Vickie Piel or call her at 618-978-4369.

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




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