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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 May 10th, 2019

7:00 PM to 9:00PM


1689 N. 31st Road, Ottawa, IL 61350

(Across from Farm & Fleet)


Lower Level of Ottawa Extension 

Office




BEE THERE OR BEE SQUARE! 

Contact Us

Thank You

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We would like to Thank everyone who came to the meeting!  We would like to thank those who bring the yummy treats to the meetings.


The April meeting was a hit and we had a large crowd.  The package of bees was

raffled off to a young member of the club.  Good luck with them - she is just starting

beekeeping this year.  


Dave from Meyer Bees gave a very informative presentation on the different treatments

for mites and when to use them and the temperatures that they require.  It was very

interesting and helpful!


Bill gave a presentation on making splits - when and why and we all learned a lot!


Bill gave a presentation on how to make a swarm catcher and where to put them and

talked about the different ways to get the bees to choose your swarm catcher!

You can find the plans on the Horizontal Hive website!



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.