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  1. Bee Forum
    Far Northern Illinois, couple of hours west of Chicago. Saw the first crocus flowers today while cleaning the kitchen herb garden. First flower I have see this spring. No dandelions yet, but they are greening up. Weather is predicted highs in the 50s, lows in the lower 30s for the next 5 days...
  2. 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...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Well I checked my first hive today. The one in the back yard and they were dead. Still had honey. Meg and I think that the sub-zero temps over the last 3 to 4 weeks killed them. Has anyone else lost hives this winter?
  4. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Hello Beekeepers in Illinois, It is official the State of Illinois now has two state beekeeping organizations. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are progressing right on schedule. You all are invited to attend the ISBG - Illinois State Beekeeping Guild conference call on March 22nd @...