is a support group for people interested in getting started keeping bees.
Friday March 8th , 2024
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Masks will bee a personal choice for the meeting.
La Salle County Extension Office
1689 North 31st Road
Lower Level (basement)
Ottawa, IL 61350
Meeting updates coming soon:
We will be Raffling off a Package of Honey Bees at the end of the March 8th, Meeting
extra tickets will be available for the raffle for the bees to increase your chances.
We will be having a Beginner Beekeeping Workshop on March, 9th 2024
Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a member to attend.
Fees will be collected at the door the day of the Workshop
$15.00 Adults and $5.00 Kids under 18 years old.
See you there!
It's going to be another great meeting
Bee There Or Bee Square!
We were saddened by the loss of one of our long time members!
Steve Butler - Rest In Peace - You will be missed!
Here is a link for the service information and obituary
We had another wonderful meeting in February and learned a lot. We watched videos on checking hives in 3 different locations in the US. Very informative! We talked about what we should be doing to help our bees make it to spring right now. You have to check to make sure they have food! They can starve if they run out before anything blooms to give them food!
If you check your hive and a lot of bees are on the top of the frames and you don't have a food source up there then you need to put pollen patties or sugar or something because they are looking for food! Even a candy board can be put on still. It is too early to put liquid food on them. It has to be consistently over 50 degrees to put the 1 to 1 sugar water on them. We could still have some cold weather and even snow.
At the meeting we were told by Meyer Bees that he is donating another package of bees for us to raffle off at the March 8th Meeting!
Extra tickets will be available for the raffle for the bees to increase your chances.
See you there!
We are having another Beginner Beekeeping Workshop March 9th this year. Anyone interested can email me for details. The information is on this website on the events page. You can email or call to register for the Workshop. Class size is limited and we also need to know how many people are coming so we have enough food.
If anyone has a problem and needs some help with their hives please call the number on this website or email us by way of the contact us button, and we can get some help for you.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEGINNER BEEKEEPERS OR HELP GETTING STARTED!
We have monthly meetings to help the beginner or anyone who has questions. You do not have to be a member to attend the meetings!
They are open to anyone who wants to attend!
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 are $20.00 - $10.00 for the IVBA Club and $10.00 to Join the ISBA Club.
The ISBA 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.
If you would like to get someone a gift membership to the club please
call the number on the website and we will get you taken care of.
You can also use the contact us button to ask any questions about your bees or installing bees - any question is welcome.