Unless otherwise indicated meetings are held at:
State Bank of the Lakes
50 Commerce Drive
Grayslake IL 60030
January - Thursday January 4th 2018
February - Thursday February 1st 2018
March - Thursday March 1st 2018 - Tim Wilbanks from Watertown, Wisconsin and Slava Strogolova from strong Microbials.
April - Thursday April 5th 2018 - Presentation on Deadouts; reading a hive that didn't make it through the winter, what to do differently.
Session on Degree Days, an approach to timing honey flows and getting different varieties of honey.
May - Thursday May 3rd - Splits and Swarms
June - Thursday June 7th - Live Hive Inspections
July - Thursday July 5th - Extracting and Bottling, Mite Control
August - Wednesday August 1st - Picnic
September - Thursday September 6th
October - Thursday October 4th
November - Thursday November 1st
December - Thursday December 6th
January - Thursday January 5th 2017 - Tim Wilbanks - Heritage Honeybee, LLC to discuss package bee issues. Varroa mite treatments, healthiness,
queen quality, inspection, shipping dates and re-queening.
February - Thursday February 2nd 2017 - Package Bee vs NUCs
March - Thursday March 2nd 2017
March - Saturday March 18th, 2017 - Bee Nutrition Seminar. Cutting Edge Seminar on Bee Nutrition.
100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, IL.
Signup on line at www.mettawabeeseminar.com.
Speakers Dr. James Amrine, Jon Frank, Dr. Gordon Wardell and David Hackenberg
April - Thursday April 6th 2017 - Honey Bee Biology and Management - Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
May - Wednesday May 3th 2017
June - Thursday June 1st 2017 - 4PM - Hive Inspections - Veil and gloves required
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 East Peterson
July - Thursday July 6th 2017 - Extracting Honey
August - Wednesday August 2nd 2017 - Kenosha/Racine & Lake County Beekeepers Family Picnic at 5:00 P.M.
The Belli Farm
40960 Mill Creek Road
Wadsworth, Illinois 60083
September - Thursday September 7th 2017 - There will be a panel discussion of preparing your bees for the winter and the various varroa mite treatments.
October - Thursday October 5th 2017 - Honey tasting contest!
November - Thursday November 2nd 2017 - Cooking With Honey
December - Thursday December 7th 2017
March - Monday March 6th 2017
June - Monday June 5th 2017
August - Monday August 28th 2017
November - Monday November 27th 2017