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  1. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Registration is open for the Illinois Queen Initiative workshop in Chicago. If you are tired of buying bee packages year after year or would like to supplement your honey production sideline, consider taking this workshop. The class is on Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North...
  2. Welcome Forum
    I live on the North Side of Chicago. On the roof of my neighborhood hospital parking lot, we have community gardens and chicken coops. Today I was offered the opportunity to start a hive! And it will be completely funded! A friend and I are starting it soon. I'm so excited and ready to be...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Good day all, I am a first year Beek and I think it has been going great. I have been doing inspections every week or so and always find new brood. My hive is all 8 frame mediums, and I recently just added the 4th super with new wax foundation frames to the top. The third super had MOSTLY...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello Beesourcers! I feel like calling you Bee Sorcerers because this knowledge is truly incredible and seems so remote from everyday work life for most people. I'm grateful for this forum and all those of you sharing so generously. We moved to Chicago 4 years ago from beautiful upstate New...
  5. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    There is still time remaining to register for our final queen rearing workshop for 2014 in Chicago. If you are tired of buying bee packages year after year or would like to supplement your honey production sideline, consider taking this workshop. The class is on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am to...
  6. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    The Illinois Queen Initiative (IQI) is providing queen rearing workshops for the first time in Chicago. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park is co-hosting the first workshop and is handling registration through their website. The workshop at the North Park Village Nature Center is...
  7. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Join us for a great 2 part seminar with Michael Bush - www.bushfarms.com, and Sam Comfort - www.anarchyapiaries.org on June 9th from 10am-6pm. The morning session will be a lecture, followed by a potluck lunch. The afternoon session will be hands-on demonstrations. It's the first time Michael...
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