Save the dates — June 3-4 — for Illinois State Beekeepers Association’s summer meeting in Crystal Lake, Illinois. It will begin with a deadout session on Friday evening in which Dr. Dewey Caron will offer to analyze frames from deadout colonies to determine the cause of death — a beehive postmortem. Also, that evening Doug Leedle (ISBA Southern Region Director) will lead a round table discussion on the Nicot honey bee queen rearing system.
Saturday will have a presentation by Dr. Caron, “Have you read a good book lately — reading a hive,” as well as a talk by Ben Sallmann from the University of Minnesota, “Benefits of Propolis to Honey Bees.” Jerry Hayes from Bee Culture will also join in for a “chat with Jerry.” Lunch and vendor displays will round out the day. Additional information on registration, the agenda and location will be published here as it becomes available: https://www.ilsba.com/summary-of-events.html