It's Swarm Season!
Find a beekeeper to come and get your swarm. First, read the following and then use the map to find the beekeeper closest to you.
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swarm catchers and bee removal,
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Come join your fellow SIBA beekeepers on Sat. Aug. 27 at 9:30am in Moores Hill for a field day and picnic.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
SIBA's day at the state fair is Saturday August 13. We run 2 shifts, 9am to 3pm then on to 8:30pm. W...
Friday, May 27, 2016
It's almost time for the spring honey harvest, and right on schedule is Jim's Spring Sling. New beek...
Friday, April 29, 2016
Senior Division (Ages 17-22) 1st Place Winner: $1,000.00 2nd Place Winner: $...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time for Chandra's annual plant sale. Herbs, Perennials, Wildflowers, and more... such as, Tom...
Monday, April 25, 2016
I recieved the following message from Tyson Hermes. Get your nucs while they're hot! -- I have 10 ...
Monday, April 18, 2016
One of the start-up companies was The Bee Corp., which monitors the health of bees in the hive. The BEST Competition, held this year on Feb. 17, is the largest award in the world offered by a university solely to its students in a business plan competition. Investors also received a stake in the company.
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Garry Reeves set up a booth at the 2016 Aurora Farmers Fair and a few of us went up to help him out. Check out the full report on the site.
Jim Orem and Kristen Giesting show their results of a sugar shake vs. alcohol wash. See the accompanying blog post on the site.
Pictures from the 2015 SIBA Beekeepers Picnic.
Jason, Jeff and John cut out this swarm of bees from a house in Guilford this spring. We left the homeowners with three bowls of honey comb for them to crush and use.
View Photo Galleries
Did you know that bees visit thousands of plants and weed species for the collection of pollen, playing a critical role in the pollenation of plants, trees and our gardens. Here is a growing collection of photos along with notes from our own members. View the galleries now.
Bee Identification Guide
Need help understanding the difference between a honeybee and other common bees? It's important to know what kind of bees you have before calling a beekeeper to come and get them! Click here to see some photos and hear our commentary.