is a support group for people interested in getting started keeping bees.
Friday February 10th 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 February Meeting:
Wax Processing for candles and other products
And of course the wonderful bee questions - We just love them!
It's time to order your bees for spring - They will bee sold out soon.
See you there!
It's going to be another great meeting
Bee There Or Bee Square!
Next Meeting is February 10th 2023
We had a great January Meeting!
We talked about what you should do for your Hives in January and February
Keeping the snow off the bottom entrance is important
Looking to see if you have to feed your bees and what you can feed
during the winter.
We did a dead out Autopsy and determined why they died and
then discussed what to do with the frames from the hives.
We also had a demonstration on what and how to clean up the hive and frames to reuse in the spring.
The club has tentatively set March 11th for the Date of the
Beginner Beekeeping Class - watch for more details coming soon.
We will be raffling off a package of honey bees at the March 10th meeting. More details coming soon.
Meyer Bees is going to have the ability to wax dip hive bodies and supers. This will be very affordable and the wax can last up to 20 years on a hive.
Please email Dave if you are interested so he knows how many days to plan for doing this. You can even dip equipment that has already been painted and is in need of being redone.
Fondant and Pollen Patties are available at Meyer bees in Minooka.
See you at the February Meeting!
Its going to be another Great Year - If you have anything
you would like us to research and talk about just use the contact us
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.