Upcoming Events

The first monthly meeting of the year will take place on January 31st at St. Clair Farm Bureau Insurance, 1478 E. State Route 15, Belleville IL 62221.  Meetings begin at 7:30pm.

Jane Sueme will be joining us to share information about the Local Survivor Honey Bee Queen Rearing Project undertaken by the Saint Louis Beekeepers for the past two years. The project was funded by a SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Grant and undertaken by a group of volunteers from the club who established an urban club apiary for the project. This is a great opportunity for us to learn about one of the ways beekeeping club members can work together to achieve a goal that benefits everyone. There will also be time for Q & A, so bring your overwintering questions and concerns as well as thoughts about preparing for the spring build-up.
It WILL happen!

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30am-4:00pm
Madison County Farm Bureau
900 Hillsboro Ave.
Edwardsville IL 62025 Hosted by: St. Clair Beekeepers Association
Interested In learning more about honey bees and possibly becoming a beekeeper? This rewarding hobby is both more fascinating and more complicated than many people think, so starting off on the correct, well-educated foot can make all the difference! By taking this class taught by experienced local beekeepers you will not only learn the basics of beekeeping but also make contacts to call on in the future as you begin your adventure with honey bees. The class will introduce students to honey bee biology and behavior, equipment needs, how and where to acquire bees, seasonal management techniques, legal requirements, pests and diseases, and much more.  Several suppliers will also be present with examples of tools, clothing, books and equipment.
Lunch, snacks and a textbook are included in the registration fee. Don’t be left out – sign up early!

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