June Minutes

June 30, 2015 Stan Brinkman hosted the question and answer session prior to the meeting. The June meeting of the Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association was called to order by President Guy Spoonmore at 7:35PM at the Farm Bureau office basement in Quincy. There were 31 members and guests present. Dale reported $1986.02 as current Treasurer’s […]

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Gratitude to IQI

  MVBA would like to extend our gratitude to Carolyn & Fred Gerberding, Mark Kilty & Scott Martin, all from the Illinois Queen Initiative for coming to Quincy, IL! We enjoyed your demonstrations and lessons immensely. Thank you! The IQI group brought with them a wealth of information and experience about varying aspects of rearing […]

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May Minutes

Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association met on May 26, 2015 at the Adams County Farm Bureau Office in Quincy, IL. The pre-meeting question & answer session was hosted by Tim & Tina McClelland on the topic of swarm capture and splits. Tim & Tina recently made the local news with a swarm capture in downtown Quincy. […]

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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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