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2019 NIBA Bee Package Order Form

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Attached is the 2019 Bee Package Order Form.

Please print and complete the form and bring it with you to Friday's meeting with your payment, or mail to the address provided.

Remember, you must be a current club member to place an order.

2019 Bee Package Order Form

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 06:49
 

Sweet Stuff 2019

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Here are the links to the 2019 Sweet Stuff Newsletters:

January, 2019 Sweet Stuff

Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2019 18:48
 

Local beekeeping classes for 2019

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Below are the classes taught by our own Larry Krengel:

Beekeeping classes offered at

McHenry County College 8900 us Route 14 Crystal Lake, IL 60012

To Register – visit www.Mchenry.edu/mymcc or call 815 455 8588

For more information call Tracy Berry at 815 455 8758

Beekeeping 101

McHenry County College

Larry Krengel, Instructor

The demand for bees for pollination is up, so there’s no better time to learn about bees and beekeeping. We’ll cover bee biology, modern beekeeping techniques, construction of hives, and how to acquire bees. Keep bees for the fun of it, as a sideline job, or to help your garden and orchard. Fee: $59

Course Code # NPG S38 009

Thursday 2/7–2/28 7–9:20 p.m.

Room A119

Seven Ways to Raise a Queen

Larry Krengel, Instructor

The number of small-scale beekeepers is increasing, and the demand for locally raised queen bees is growing. Purchased queens are often raised in areas of Africanized honeybees or come from migratory bee operations where dangerous viruses are exchanged. Discuss seven simple methods of raising healthy honeybee queens. With a few insights and a small amount of equipment, the backyard beekeeper can raise locally adapted queens from their own bee stock with a great record of winter survival, good temperament, and excellent honey production. Fee: $25

Course Code # NPG S83 009

Thursday 3/7 7–9:20 p.m.

Room A119


Beekeeping Field Study

Larry Krengel, Instructor

This short course will provide practical, hands-on instruction for installing, manipulating, and inspecting colonies of bees. The class will meet in a bee yard, so appropriate clothing and bee equipment will be necessary. Spring is the time to start with bees, and this course will walk you through it step by step. Learn what you need to know to start out right with your bees. Fee: $59

Course Code # NPG S39 005

S 4/20–4/27 10 a.m.–Noon

Location TBA

Comb Honey

Larry Krengel, Instructor

Comb honey is old fashioned honey harvested in the bees own wax case. A hundred years ago honey was removed from the hive and eaten in the comb. Today extracted honey- honey in the jar- is the norm. This course is an opportunity to return to the old (and some contend the healthiest) way of harvesting honey. Producing honey in the comb is a beekeeping challenge, an old fashioned challenge explored in this class. Fee: $25

Course Code # NPG S04 001

Monday 2/25 7–9:20 p.m.

Room A103


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Class at Kishwaukee College – Malta, Illinois

For information contact Laura Gregory at815-825-9641.

To register by phone call 815-825-2086.

 

Beekeeping Basics

A one-day class meeting on Saturday, February 3, 9:00am to 5:00pm.   A class introducing the basics of keeping bees and managing honeybee colonies. We’ll cover bee biology, modern beekeeping techniques, construction of hives, and how to acquire bees. Keep bees for the fun of it, as a sideline job, or to help your garden and orchard.

Seven Ways to Rear a Queen

February 20, 7:00pm. This one evening class discussed methods of raising honeybee queens. Purchased queens are often raised in areas of Africanized honeybees or come from migratory bee operations where dangerous viruses are exchanged. With a few insights and a small amount of equipment, the backyard beekeeper can raise locally adapted queens from their own bee stock with a great record of winter survival, good temperament, and excellent honey

Production.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 December 2018 07:04
   

2019 NIBA Membership form

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Here is the link to the 2019 NIBA Membership Form.  It can be filled in and printed. Make sure you have Adobe and download and fill in.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2019 18:28
 

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