is a support group for people interested in getting started keeping bees.
Friday June 9th 2023
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
What we will be discussing at the June Meeting:
We are having a guest speaker for the June Meeting - David Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
We are very excited to have him come and talk to us! He will be discussing inspections in swarm season,
what to do if you find your hive is thinking about swarming, how to make a split, and swarms you
catch that are not yours - what do you do with the queen - keep or replace.
See you there!
It's going to be another great meeting
Bee There Or Bee Square!
We had a great May Meeting!
We are looking into purchasing some Club Hats this year we will keep you posted on the cost and how long it will take to get them.
The water way packages are installed and at the waterway - the split and survivor will be going out there in the near future.
Deb did an outstanding job on the Bee Questions! We learned a lot!
We saw a video on making sure the queen was released and the 1st inspection of your new packages.
We handed out inspection sheets to keep track of what you find in your hives. We had a couple different options.
Talked about the different year colors for queens and why you need to change the colors every year.
Different Hive beetle traps and what can bee used in them.
Honey Bee Health Coalition video on the two different types of mite testing you can do and a sheet with all the different mite treatments. The Honey
Bee Health Coalition has a video on how and when you can use the different treatments and how and where to put them in the hive.
Queen Pipping was also discussed and a video with sound helped with the discussion. A lot of fun was had by all!
The Picnic in July is set for July 22nd, 2023 and we will be combining again with the Will County Beekeepers Association. So mark your calendars.
See you at the June Meeting!
Its going to be another Great Meeting!
David Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms is
going to be our guest speaker. Isn't that just Awesome?
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. It is time to renew your membership for 2023.
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.