Midwest Beekeepers Symposium 2019
June 7 and 8, 2019 will be the first two-day ISBA summer meeting. You are promised a worthwhile two days with experts in different aspects of the challenge of beekeeping.
The Friday meeting will begin at noon and feature four group meetings with four experts, Dr. Keith Delaplane, Jerry Hayes, Jim and Karen Belli, and Eleanor Schumacher. Each gathering will be limited in size and meet for three hours. These short courses are for ISBA members only and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. These courses will run simultaneously.
On Friday, after a break for dinner, there will be an evening gathering of mead makers. Experienced vintners and aspiring winemakers are all welcome to an evening of camaraderie and discussion of this ancient brewing talent. Fellowship will be on tap, but in keeping with the Colleges policy, no mead will be served at this meeting.
Friday evening also find beekeepers gathering to discuss the advantages of local queens. Small-scale queen rearing in our Illinois climate is a hotly discussed topic.
No registration is required for the Friday discussion groups. Come and join in.
The Saturday meeting is open to members and nonmembers and will begin with an 8:00 AM registration followed by a day of presentations as has been the tradition at ISBA meetings.
The day focuses on keeping healthy, successful honeybee colonies and include Dr. Keith Delaplane, Jerry Hayes, and a talk on the Illinois Citizen Scientists and the Varroa Battle. We will get a report from IDOA on the state of beekeeping in Illinois and a chance to hear from the new editor of ABJ.
The first 100 ISBA members to register for Saturday will receive a complimentary (and collectable) ISBA cap. A catered lunch will be available for preorder.
To Register, please use the drop down next to the date to see Friday and Saturday class options.
McHenry County College (View)
8900 US Highway 14
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012
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