June 26, 2017 meeting speaker is Garry Grube . Gary is the Chicago Director of the Illinois Queen Initiative. He will be speaking about Mite Biting Bees and The Chicago Bee Project.
The Illinois Queen Initiative’s Mission Statement: To produce queens and bees that are more disease and mite resistant and have greater survival and productivity characteristics under Illinois conditions. By producing them locally they are better adapted to each area in the state. We seek to do this through educational programs, cooperative exchange of breeding stock, member exchange of ideas and methods of testing stock, cooperative purchase of supplies, and promotion of Illinois-produced queens and bees to our state’s beekeepers.
A big thank you to Humblebee.us for their donation to our picnic raffle. They have also generously offered a 10% discount to all of our members til the end of June. Just use the discount code HumbleBee_for_Foxvalleybeekeepers during checkout.