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Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 14th is Next Meeting

Next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs....listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

We will be having two programs at this meeting.  Larry Quicksall will meet with new beekeepers to demonstrate proper hive configuration for installing bees, initial feeding, and how to tell if your new bees are doing well.

In addition, Dave Dhom will meet with experienced beekeepers to go into detail about building up and splitting hives, which will be especially beneficial to beekeepers who suffered heavy losses this winter.

Feel free to bring a treat to share following the meeting!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Great Turn Out for March Meeting

We had a great turn out for our March 10th meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers.  Extra chairs were set for the nearly 60 people in attendance.  Larry Quicksall spoke on feeding bees following this hard winter, and Dave Dhom showed off a new swarm trap that he has been working on this winter.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 14th, at 6:30pm.  We hope to see all of you there.

Happy Beekeeping!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Next Meeting on Monday, March 10th

Next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will be on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 6:30pm in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N Wenthe, Effingham. Please enter the west doors and go downstairs....listen for the buzzing of the beekeepers!

We will be addressing the following topics at the March 10th meeting: Coping with a Long Winter, Feeding & Protein, Splitting Hives & Installing Packages.

Feel free to bring a treat to share following the meeting!

Monday, February 10, 2014

No February 10th Meeting


No Crossroads Beekeepers Tonight!!!

Take tonight off and enjoy your family!!!

Next meeting will be on Monday, March 10, 2014.

See You Then!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bee School 2014


Crossroads Beekeepers is pleased to announce Bee School 2014!  It will take place on Saturday, February 1st, 2014, at the Stewardson Community Building in Stewardson, Illinois.

This year's Bee School will feature beginner classes for those wanting to learn about beekeeping or those needing solid education in the basics to become a successful beekeeper.

The all day workshop will feature 5 educational session, 3 demonstrations, many educational displays, and a live observation hive.  Two venders will be present to sell you what you need to start beekeeping this Spring.

A catered meal from Niemerg's Steakhouse will be provided as a part of your registration fees.

Cost for the workshop is $30.00 per person, with a 50% discount available for additional members of your immediate family.

For more information, please download the below flyer and registration form.  You can also contact Larry Quicksall at 217-347-5937 for more information or specific questions.

http://www.quicksall.net/2014beeschool.pdf

For a smaller file size of the flyer and registration form click here
http://www.quicksall.net/2014beeschool2.pdf


REGISTER NOW!!! 
The registration deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Next Meeting on January 13th

The next meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers will take place on Monday, January 13th, at 6:30pm, in the basement of the U of I Extension Center, 1209 N. Wenthe, Effingham IL.  Please enter through the west doors and go downstairs.

This meeting will primarily focus on emergency winter feeding of beehives, planning for Spring, and final preparations for the Bee School taking place on Saturday, February 1st at the Stewardson Community Building. 

As always, the general public is welcome to attend.

For more information about the Crossroads Beekeepers and the upcoming Bee School, contact Larry Quicksall at 217-347-5937 or visit their website at http://CrossroadsBeekeepers.blogspot.com.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

John Michl - Beekeeper of the Year


 
At the December 9th meeting of the Crossroads Beekeepers, John Michl of St. Marie was presented with the Third Annual Crossroads Beekeepers’ Beekeeper of the Year Award.  John Michel, beekeeper and charter member of the club, received the award “In recognition of his dedication to promote, encourage, and educate others in the practice of beekeeping in 2013.