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 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


We have lots of events coming up so check out the events page so you do not miss any of them!


Bee Day at Farm and Fleet - Jan.19th, 2019 - 9am - 11am


Beginning Beekeeper Workshop

Feb. 9th, 2019 - 9am - 3pm


Hive Assembly Workshop

March - Date to be determined 


Bee ready to  have a lot of fun   See you there! 


BEE THERE OR BEE SQUARE! 

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Thank You

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We want to thank all the people that came to the January Meeting and made it one of the best we have ever had!


We had a demonstration on how to make a winter sugar feeder by Tom and Warren - It was very enlightening!


We had Dave from Meyer Bees show us other methods in which  to feed the bees in the winter and keep moisture out of the hive.  He also reminded us to start thinking about purchasing bees for the spring.  Don't wait until it is to late!  Also Don't forget to check your bees and make sure they do not need supplemental feed right now!  We have had lots of warm weather and they may need some help!


Bill gave a demonstration on how to process wax and filter it to make candles or to pour into molds.  He had a lot of neat gadgets to do it with!


The bee questions are always thought provoking and we learn a lot from them!


We gave a special Thank You to Nancy for her years of service as club Secretary.    


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.