Fox Valley Beekeepers Association

We welcome new members! We meet during the last week of the month at the Batavia Library. Please do not call the library, they do not have any information on our club and/or meetings. See the contact us page for directions and contact information.



Next Meetings

Come to our next meeting to find out more!

News and Events
Monday February 29th meeting
At our next meeting we will have beekeeper training for Beginner, intermediate and advanced level beekeepers. John Olander will be teaching the beginners, Terry Breen will be teaching the intermediate and Matt Schmitz will teach the advanced class.

Bee package raffle. Tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased at the meeting.

Monday March 28th meeting
We will host a live webinar with beekeeping expert Jerry Hayes. Please bring your questions to ask Jerry.

Jerry Hayes is the honeybee health lead for Monsanto. He was previously apiary section chief for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, responsible for the regulatory health of 350,000 colonies. For 25 years, Hayes has written a monthly column in American Bee Journal called The Classroom; he wrote a book by the same name. He is a founding member of the Colony Collapse Working Group and a science advisory board member for Project Apis mellifera (PAm) and the Bee Informed Partnership. He has authored multiple research papers on understanding and preserving honeybee health.

Bee Packages
Chris Saad is now taking orders for packaged bees and wooden ware.  The bees will be delivered in April.  Click here for more information and to download order forms.

Need property for beehives?
Someone in rural Woodstock has contacted the club looking for a beekeeper to place hives on their property.  They can accommodate many hives. If you're interested please contact Judy DeWitt at  We have other properties on the list as well.

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