Meeting Locations

November Membership Meeting 

The annual Thanksgiving Dinner is November 13th,  at the Madison County Farm Bureau building,  900 Hillsboro Ave, Edwardsville.  The doors  will open at 5:30 pm. with the meal starting at 6:00pm. 

The club provides the turkey and you bring the sides.  In order to get an idea of how big of a turkey to get and to make sure  we have more than green bean casseroles, we have a website where you can register and let us know what you are brining. Please go to this link and sign up and let us know what you plan to bring.


Fireside Bee Chat

Th October Fireside Bee Chat was held on October 11th. The presenter was  Adam Dolezal. 

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 was Colony Food Consumption in Winter & Variation in Disease Susceptibility Throughout the Year.

The presentation was recorded and is available on YouTube at the link below.



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.