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  Angel
  Chicago
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Beekeeping Classes in Chicago?    (Posted Sat, Oct 18 '08 at 06:32 UTC)

I've been surfing the net looking for a beekeeping class in Chicago. Haven't found one. Can anyone here help point me in he right direction? I

 Golden Delight Honey
 Lancaster
Re: Beekeeping Classes in Chicago?    (Posted Wed, Oct 22 '08 at 01:15 UTC)

Hi Angle,

Glad to hear you are interested in beekeeping.

I found this site for Chicago Beekeepers: http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Beekeeping-Meetup-Group/

Perhaps join the Illinois State Beekeepers Association. http://www.isba.us/.

A good source of beekeeping information in the Web is Beesource Forums: http://www.beesource.com/forums/index.php

James Henderson Golden Delight Honey, LLC. Lancaster, SC 29720 225-803-5406 (cell) LAbeekeeper@earthlink.net
 sheri
 Lake Geneva
Re: Beekeeping Classes in Chicago?    (Posted Thu, Oct 30 '08 at 12:54 UTC)

Also check the class schedule at Angelic Organics Learning Center www.learngrowconnect.org. They have rural and urban beekeeping classes.

You could contact their chicago office (info on web page) and ask for information about other classes and organizations...they are very helpful.

 Dr. Israel
 Chicago
Re: Beekeeping Classes in Chicago?    (Posted Thu, Nov 13 '08 at 02:00 UTC)

In response to the question of Beekeeping Classes in Chicago


Modern Beekeeping: It?s Challenges and Opportunities, A Public Conversation

Saturday, November 15th, 10am-2pm, Community Room, $10 fee plus potluck dish

Join us on the third Saturday in November for a two-part presentation that broaches some of the current questions buzzing around about bees and beekeeping. In the morning, Adony Melathopoulos (Canadian author of the seminal article ?Nature?s Most Sustainable Sweetener?) will give an introductory talk on honey bee biology and management. After a potluck lunch, Melathopoulos will be joined by a prominent Chicago beekeeper, Michael Thompson, and o the rs in a vibrant panel discussion of the current state of modern beekeeping.

Main panel topics to be covered include: the broader implications of beekeeping to the food system, the political and economic forces that currently (and historically) shape beekeeping, beekeeping as a business: pollination and honey production, urban beekeeping challenges and opportunities, and a colony collapse disorder update. Resources and learning opportunities will be on display and available throughout the day. Beekeeping Panelists will include, but are not limited to: Peter Hansen, Apiary Inspector for the Illinois Department of Agriculture; Adony Melathopoulos, Apicultural Biotechnician for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ; and Michael Thompson, Farm Manager of the Chicago Honey Co-op.

Space is limited, so please register now for this November presentation. To register or for updated information, please email Robin Cline at .

Dr. Shemuel Israel drsbisrael@ameritech.net 773-722-2561
 theamaria
 Chicago
Re: Beekeeping Classes in Chicago?    (Posted Tue, Jan 13 '09 at 01:56 UTC)

Angelic Organics Learning Center has two upcoming beekeeping classes. On April 4th there is a Bee Basics workshop, and in July there will be a class on harvest and winter care.

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