Saturday, May 28, 2022

Meeting Dates and Topics

Meetings usually held at U of I Extension Livingston-McLean-Woodford Office, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704 1/25/2022 Meeting in person and online option – using Zoom

4th Tuesday of the month usually

Meeting Time 7 pm – 9 pm

Bees and Brews are usually the 2nd Wednesdays of the month. We try Wednesdays to allow those unable to attend Tuesday meetings, a chance to meet other members and talk bees. The location will vary each month. The idea is a social activity to talk about bees.

Topics 2022

We will be meeting in person with an online option via Zoom Tuesday at 7 pm using Zoom!

March 22, 2022 Meeting Topic: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – panel discussion of Newbees and Oldbees

February 22, 2022 Meeting Topic: 2 topics: Dead Hive? What’s next? – Patti Koranda, and Mushrooms and Bees? – Nick Frillman, U of I Educator

January 25, 2022 Meeting Topic: Products of the Hive, lip balm, salves, lotions – Sharon Seng and Tom Pankonen

Zoom for Monthly Meeting: 
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Meeting ID: 899 0183 8822
Passcode: 706511

Topics 2020

March 24th, 2020 Meeting Topic: Hive Inspections – Jim Wellwood

We will meet remotely, online Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm using Zoom!

  • Our meeting this month will be online only using zoom. If you’ve never used it, please try the link in the meeting ahead and confirm you can join and connect. The software is free and pretty simple to use.
  • You can connect using a free app on your smart device, via your web browser, or you can dial in on your phone.
  • Due to the recent issues, we are all facing in the country our meeting will be held online. Luckily we piloted this last month and it seemed to be a success. Please try and join ahead and let us know in the event feed if you have issues. We ask that you stay muted unless speaking to the group. By default you will be muted when you join.

April 8th, 2020 Bees and Brews

April 28th, 2020 Hands on Field Trip: Hive Inspections

Past 2020 Topics

January 28th, 2020 -Hardware, tool and gadgets – Mark Delashmit

February 2nd, 2020 -Field Trip, Hardware building – PK’s house, noon to 4

February 12, 2020 Bees and Brews

February 25, 2020 Getting Bees Started, Spring feeding syrup and pollen – Tom Pankonen

March 11th, 2020: Bees and Brews – 2 Doors Down, Clinton

March 24th, 2020 Hive Inspection, Jim Wellwood, State inspector

Past 2019 Topics

January 27th, 2019 – Field Trip – Building Hardware

February 26th, 2019 – Making Mead and Hive Products

March 26th, 2019 – Swarm Management, Swarm Traps, Collecting Swarms

April 23rd, 2019 – Field Trip – Hive Inspection

May 22nd, 2019 – Increasing bees, Introduction to Queen Rearing

June 25th, 2019 – Pest, Disease, Hive Autopsy

July 27th, 2019 – Mites: Management, Treatment, Winterizing

August 27th, 2019 – Legal Issues

September 28th, 2019 – Field Trip -Extraction-At 6424 Alexander Road, Heyworth, IL 61745, PK House

October 22nd, 2019 – Bee Habitat, Board Elections

November 26th, 2019 – What is Your Plan? Get Ready for Next Year

December, 2019 – No meeting

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