ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY- Have you registered?

Subject: Quincy IQI Queen rearing class Here again are the details of the Quincy Queen Rearing class: 2015 Illinois Queen Rearing Class in Quincy, IL Location: Adams County Farm Bureau 330 S. 36th St. Quincy, IL. 62301 When: Saturday June 6, 2015 registration at 8:30 AM: Class from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration fee […]

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Registering Hives

  The State of Illinois requires beekeepers living in the state who keep honey bees, to register their hives with the Department of Agriculture. This is beneficial to both the individual beekeeper and to those who have invested countless hours of research, developmental practices, promotional products and so many more passion-driven reasons pertaining to the […]

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Re: Queen Rearing Class

2 Year MVBA Members, So far we only have 4 people that have indicated that they will attend (you can register on-site, but I need a head count). If we don’t have at least 12-15 people pay for the class to cover expenses, it may be cancelled, so please let me know if you will […]

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Quad Cities Pollinator Conference

Following is an excerpt from Nahant Marsh Education Center about their first-ever upcoming Quad Cities Pollinator Conference! They would appreciate sharing of this information to anyone with an interest in supporting this universal topic. Please check out their website HERE and learn more about topics such as the pollinator decline and what you may be […]

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Queen Rearing Workshop

We are excited to host a Queen Rearing Workshop next month! Recommendations are that members have at least two years of beekeeping experience before considering this workshop. COST: Non-members $65.00  or IQI Members $50.00 DATE: June 6th, 2015 TIME: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m Class begins at 9:00 a.m and will go until 4:00 with […]

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April Meeting Notes

April 28, 2015 The meeting was called to order by Guy Spoonmore at 7:40. The treasury report reported a balance of $2510.02. Old Business Guy reminded all members dues were due back in January, you should have your dues paid up. T Shirts were available for $15 each with the MVBA logo on them. All […]

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Guest: Bob Brammer

From LeAnn’s desk… We are all set for our presentation for Tuesday, 4/28/15. Bob Brammer is the Central Director for the MO Beekeepers Association and has been a beekeeper since 1976. He’s a bit of a Swarm and Cut Out expert! He’s conducted over 250 collections of bees. He has a powerpoint presentation for Swarm […]

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MVBA T-Shirts

Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association has T-Shirts for sale if anyone would like one. The cost is $15.00 per shirt. You may contact us if you would like one of your own or several, to give as gifts. Guy will bring those that are currently available to the April 28th meeting, or you may place an […]

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Treatment Options for Mites

Since the recent release of the EPA Pesticide Program Update and the fact that we are constantly listening to the concerns of our fellow beekeepers about the use of synthetic chemicals verses “soft” chemicals… aka “organic” treatments. We wanted to compile a few links with information in regards to this often-times, controversial subject. There are […]

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Minutes 3/30/15

Prior to the start of the meeting, LeAnn held an informal meeting on topics for new beekeepers. These informal meeting will start at 6:30 and go until the meeting starts at 7:30. President Guy Spoonmore called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM in the basement of the Illinois Farm Bureau office in Quincy, IL. […]

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