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University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties

Kankakee County
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532
Email: uie-gkw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Grundy County
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-942-2725
FAX: 815-942-9519
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Will County
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-9296
FAX: 815-727-9364
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

2013 Beekeeping Workshop

March 16, 2013 (9:00 AM )

University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (Kankakee County)

University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County, and Kankakee River Valley Beekeepers Association present the 2013 Beekeeping Workshop. This annual beekeeping workshop has information for interested potential beekeepers, novice or the more experienced beekeepers. Beekeeping education is vital to the success of bee survival because bee populations have been decreasing.

Topics will cover:

  • Preparation – the basics and acquiring new colonies.
  • Managing diseases and insect pests infesting beehives.
  • What should beekeepers be doing for their bees in the spring?
  • Catching and splitting swarms.
  • Attracting bees – flowers and water.
  • Question and answer session with a panel group of experienced beekeepers.

A pre-registration fee of $20 per person is required by March 11, 2013. Handouts and lunch will be provided.



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