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NIBA - Northern Illinois Beekeepers Association

UPDATED July 23 2016 NIBA Open Hive Meeting

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NEW Contact Information! We are having a meeting July 23. It is our Open Hive and Pig Roast meeting. We will inspect hives, have a demonstration of mite counting. There will be a smoker contest where the winner is awarded a copper smoker. There will be a pig roast drinks and side dishes. Here is the application form / flyer for the event. Please respond to Donna Taliaferro before July 6. NEW FORM! Open Hive Pig Roast flyer application.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 11:30

American Beekeeping Federation membership

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The ABF Board and Membership/Marketing Committee would like for you to understand what all the buzz is about. All first time members in 2016 can receive a complimentary membership! We want you to see all the ABF has to offer you as beekeeper! This is at no cost to you until December 31, 2016.

Here is the link to the ABF web page.

This link gets you to the sign up page.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:48

2016 Membership Form

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Here is the 2016 membership form. Please download and print the form. Fill it out and bring it to the Janurary or February meeting. .doc version here The pdf version is here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:50

Our own Corky on WBEZ

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Our club president, Corky Schnadt, was interviewed on WBEZ. Check out the recording at this link:

If you want to skip some of the other stuff on the show go to about 21 minutes in to the recording.


Checking how well mated your queen is.

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Here is an intersting artical on how to see how well your queen was mated. Unfortunatly it requires your queen to be dead.

Diagnosis of failing queens by inspecting the spermatheca


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Open Hive Pig Roast Meeting

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