September Membership Meeting
The September membership meeting will be held at 2915 Turkey Hill Lane, Belleville, IL on Sunday, September 25th at 2:00 pm. Tim Schartung will discuss and demo using Oxalic Acid to treat varroa mites
Fireside Bee Chat
The Monthly Fireside Bee Chat will resume October 11th, at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. The presenter is Adam Dolezale.
Adam is an Assistant Professor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Entomology. He researches how pollinators (mostly bees), respond to the different stresses they encounter in their environment. These studies have centered heavily around the impacts of virus infection and nutritional and chemical stresses associated with Midwestern row-crop agricultural systems.
The presentation will be about Colony Food Consumption in Winter & Variation in Disease Susceptibility Throughout the Year.
Check back for the ZOOM details.
August Membership Meeting
The August membership meeting was held at the Old Six Mile Museum in Granite City, IL on Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 pm. Eleanor Schumacher, Illinois State Apiary Inspector, talked about foulbrood, varroa mites, and increasing honey production.
Fall/Winter Meeting Locations
The St. Clair Beekeepers Association meets monthly during the winter, generally on the last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. In the winter, the meeting location alternates each month between the St. Clair County Farm Bureau and the Madison County Farm Bureau offices. The spring and summer meetings ( May- September) are held outdoors at a member’s home or apiary, This allows the members and visitors the opportunity to actually open and inspect beehives and experience beekeeping firsthand.