News and Events from the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association
The Cook DuPage Beekeepers will hold their monthly meeting on the evening of May 18 20th at Christ Lutheran Church of Clarendon Hills, located on the northwest corner of Rt. 83 and 55th Street. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Don’t forget to bring an appetizer or dessert to share with everyone.
Guest speaker, Orazio Difruscolo from Country Financial will discuss liability insurance recommendations for beekeepers selling honey and participating in other beekeeping activities.
Swarm List Updates
The Bee Swarm Collectors List has been refreshed for 2013. If you are a member for the Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association and would like to be on the Bee Swarm Collectors List, please complete the Swarm Capture Volunteer page under the Contact Us heading above. All members are eligible to be added to the list. If you were on the list in 2012, you will not automatically be added to the list for 2013. Click on the Bee Swarm Collectors page above to see the current list.
Illinois State Fair Honey Competition
The Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association is preparing for the annual Illinois State Fair Honey Competition. The club has fared well in previous years competitions, but the success does not happen by itself. Your help is needed to fill competition categories. Follow this link to find out more about the Honey Competition and how you can hep out.
Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Mentoring Get Together
The next mentoring get together will be held on Sunday May 5th at 8:00 am. The informal get together meets at the York Rd. McDonalds in Hinsdale. It’s a good opportunity to meet with other beekeepers in the area to “Talk Bees” and share some knowledge over a cup of coffee and an Egg McMuffin. For further information and directions, visit the Calendar of Events page.
Beekeeping Institute June 17 – 21, 2013
Come and participate in a week long beekeeping session on beekeeping
at LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS, located between Champaign and Danville,
IL Off I-74, taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns
(www.honeybeesonline.com) with special guest Alex Wild, Illinois
biologist who studies and photographs insects (www.alexanderwild.com)
Mon., June 17 – Beginning Beekeeping
Tues., June 18 – Practical Beekeeping
Wed.,, June 19 – Advanced Beekeeping
Thurs., June 20 – Queen Rearing Course
Fri., June 21 – Insect Photography
Students can take the entire course or choose any individual course
offering. There is a fee. For more information and to Register go
online at: www.honeybeesonline.com.
Beekeeping Camp for Kids!
Kids, plan on attending the week-long Junior Beekeeping Summer Camp at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove. This camp is for 9-12 year olds, July 22-26; from 9-12 pm. Campers will be the first to utilize the new 5 colony bee yard. Full protective gear will be provided for each camper who will have opportunity to experience beekeeping first hand. They will also build a solar wax melter, learn how to make beeswax candles, and even harvesting honey from the hives. Space is limited. To sign up go to www.dgparks.org or call the Lyman Woods Interpretive Center at #630-963-9388 for more information.
Do you have some beekeeping related merchandise that you would like to sell? Are you a member of the Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association? If you answered ‘Yes’ to both questions, you may now list your items on the new For Sale page. Please use the Contact Us page to submit information about any items you would like to sell.