Meetings

2017 Meeting dates and times:

  • Saturday, March 4, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 8, 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 20, 6:00 pm Bee Equipment Auction
  • Saturday, July 22, 12:00 noon Beekeepers Picnic
  • Saturday, September 9, 6:00 pm Nomination of Officers for 2018.
  • Saturday, November 4, 6:00 pm Election of Officers for 2018

Meetings are held at the Farm Bureau building in Freeport,
210 West Spring Street, Freeport, IL 61032
The picnic on July 22 will be at Krape Park in Freeport.

Bee and Pollinators Restoration Program

The Stateline Beekeepers Association will meet at 6:00 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W. Spring St., Freeport.

Ellen Star is a Biologist with USDA for 17 years. She will speak on how to develop pollinator habitat to help bring back the dwindling pollinator populations. Her presentation will include slides and information on native prairie plants and a variety of seasonal flowering plants that provide the pollinators with food rich in pollen and sugar-laden nectar.

Attendees are asked to bring a snack to pass.

Roundtable

Our meetings typically include a discussion about our recent experiences with beekeeping. Lots of valuable information is shared among our members.

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