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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 November 8th, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00PM


1689 N. 31st Road, Ottawa, IL 61350

(Across from Farm & Fleet)


Lower Level of Ottawa Extension 

Office


This is going to be a great meeting! 


Remember to bring a dish to pass at the November meeting.  It is going to be yumtastic! 


We will also have the wonderful Bee Questions.

 


BEE THERE OR BEE SQUARE! 

Thank You

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We would like to Thank everyone who came to the Meeting and those who brought the yummy treats also!

We had a very informative meeting again this month!  We had a talk about

getting your hives ready for winter, different ways to feed to get ready for winter,

and how to feed in the winter - Candy Boards, Frame Feeders, Pollen Patties, ect.

We had a demonstration on how to clean up your equipment and get it ready for 

next year and the different tools they make to help you do just that.  

How often to change your foundation on your frames and why and

how to put melted wax on your new frames to make the bees build them out faster.

 And as always we learn so much from the wonderful bee questions!

Next meeting will be time again to elect the officers for the coming year

and we need at least 50% of our members to do so.

November meeting will be the potluck and the election, so bring a dish to pass.

We are going to have a lot of items to raffle off, 

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.


We are rejoining the ISBA this will give us more information on what is happening down state and they have a lot of good information about new things with bees.