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Looking for "last minute" bee packages.

Posted by: Timothy Matichak on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:20:00 pm Comments (0)
Hi Y'All. I have a couple friends who lost hives over the winter. They're looking for a total of 3 packages if any one has a few extras to sell. Let me know. Thanks.

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Posted by: Andy Koning on Monday, December 26, 2016 at 10:41:00 am Comments (3)
I will be putting a package bee order together agaim after the first of the yearand as soon as I find out the price I will post it.

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Recent rains driving towns to fog.

Posted by: Ron Dyrcz on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:28:00 pm Comments (1)
Just heard New Lenox Township come by spraying for mosquitos. After reading about the bees sprayed in NC. I am wondering if any one else takes action before a fogging? At the August meeting there was talk of a collective between foggers/spraying ...

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First Impressions of the Flow Hive

Posted by: Darien Kruss on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (4)

First experiences with Flow Frames as told by a six year beekeeper in Northern Illinois, USA during the 2016 beekeeping season.

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2016 Nucs for Sale

Posted by: Michelle Hack on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:11:00 pm Comments (2)
Currently we are offering Nucs for sale. If interested in purchasing, please contact me at 815-230-9255.

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I need bees.

Posted by: on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:11:36 pm Comments (1)
Hi. I am a new beekeeper in Homer Glen. I've just lost over ninety percent of my bees in the last two weeks. I believe they may have swarmed, but am not sure. I would like to know if anyone has any bees for sale at this point in the season? ...

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Need Help with new hive

Posted by: David Johnson on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:48:00 am Comments (0)
My husband built a warre hiave and a friend who raises Bee's said he thought he should start the hive. He started the hive at his home with three pounds of bees and at some point the bees began building their cones outside the hive. He had to put ...

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Working with your Village/Town to address ordinances against bees - Update 1

Posted by: Bryan Mathie on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:16:00 am Comments (0)
Wow, yesterday was a busy day with regards to all three of my endeavors. First of all - I reached out to Maywood to follow up and they came to the conclusion that they do not NOT allow bees, so residences can keep them in the village. SO I pumped ...

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Working with your Village/Town to address ordinances against bees

Posted by: Bryan Mathie on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:20:00 pm Comments (0)
I was talking to Darien the other night about my latest endeavor - working with not only my village but one other village to change their ordinances against keeping bees. So Darien suggested I capture what I have done and how it has/is working. ...

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Carnolian packages

Posted by: Charles Hayes on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)
I have 4 hives now and am looking to expand but I'm partial to carnolians does anyone locally distribute packages with carny queens

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Deepening honey bee crisis creates worry over food supply

Posted by: Darien on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

"Deepening honey bee crisis creates worry over food supply"; video about the decline of bees from CBS This Morning, April 3, 2013 

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Dan Rather Reports - Buzzkill

Posted by: Darien on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Dan Rather Reports - Buzzkill, April 3, 2013; Video.

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a newbie (bee ?)

Posted by: Larry Troutman on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:20:00 am Comments (0)
This is my 1st venture in beekeeping. I have a large garden & annually raise about 1/2 acre of sunflowers. I noticed in the past years that I never see any honey bees so this is why I decided to get into the bee game. I have a partner; his name ...

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