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Welcome to Illinois Valley Beekeepers Association

About Us

ILLINOIS VALLEY BEEKEEPING CLUB

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is a support group for people interested in getting started keeping bees.


Next meeting is Friday February 14th, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00PM


1689 N. 31st Road, Ottawa, IL 61350

(Across from Farm & Fleet)


Lower Level of Ottawa Extension 

Office


More details as we get closer to the meeting


This is going to be a great meeting! 



BEE THERE OR BEE SQUARE! 

Thank You

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We would like to Thank everyone who came to the Meeting - It was another great one!  We learned how to make creamed honey, Autopsied a Hive that

Died to see what happened, talked about what we should be doing this month with the hives and equipment and of course had great bee questions.  

We also raffled off a bee wreath that was donated to the club.


It's time to renew your membership - 

The fees will remain the same - $10.00 for IVBA and $10.00 for the ISBA.


We will be having a Beginner Beekeeping Class again Feb. 15th 2020,

9 to 3 in the Lower Level of the Extension Office.

See the events page for more details!


We have gift certificates available for the class.  

Help a potential Beekeeper or a New Beekeeper get the information they need!  You can use the contact button, or the phone number.

You can also pre-register at the Ottawa Extension Office, on Facebook,

or through the contact us page, or call.  You can Pay at the Door.


Just a reminder that it is time to start thinking about purchasing

bees if you want to expand or replace a lost hive.


All are welcome to come to the meetings adults and kids who are interested in

bees and/or becoming a beekeeper.


So Bee There Or Bee Square!

LOCAL BEEKEEPER MENTORS

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEGINNER BEEKEEPERS OR HELP GETTING STARTED!


We have monthly meetings to help the beginner or anyone who has questions.   


We welcome anyone who would like to come and talk at any of our meetings.  We are always looking for speakers about beekeeping, observation hives, wax making, honey extracting, pretty much anything bees!


Total membership Fees this year will be $20.00 - $10.00 for the IVBA Club and $10.00 to Join the ISBA Club.  The new year started in January.


The ISBA this will gives us more information on what is happening down state and they have a lot of good information about new things with bees.   They send out a quarterly news letter that is very informative.