News and Events

CDBA Banquet  - October 18th

The CDBA Banquet is coming up in lieu of the October meeting.  The date is the normal meeting night on October 18th but the time is moved up.  Serving will start at 6:30 p.m. so plan to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to get a good seat.  Sticky name tags will be ready for all guests with a reservation.  The name tag will be coded to let the servers know what you ordered as there is a vegetarian option on the catered menu.  All mail in reservations must reach us before October 11.   There will be no “pay at the door” option.  Reservations are open to friends and family of CDBA members also, and forms will be available at the September meeting.  Featured guest speaker will be Trevor Qualls.  A brief bio for Mr. Qualls is on the reservation form.  The banquet reservation form can be downloaded here.

Beekeeping the Natural Way – Carol Stream Park District

Course Code: 39162
Days: Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm
Dates: 10/20/14 – 11/24/14
Location: Carol Stream Park District (Fountain View Recreation Center), Carol Stream, IL
Fee: $50 for residents and non-residents alike

Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Mentoring Get Together

The next mentoring get together will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 8:00 am.  The informal get together meets at the York Rd. McDonalds in Hinsdale. It’s a good opportunity to meet with other beekeepers in the area to “Talk Bees” and share some knowledge over a cup of coffee and an Egg McMuffin.  For further information and directions, visit the Calendar of Events page.

Mentoring meeting

Illinois State Beekeepers Association Annual Fall Meeting

The ISBA Annual Fall Meeting for 2014 is scheduled for November 8, 2014 (a Saturday). The location will be the Illinois Department of Agriculture Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The registration form, meeting agenda, and map to the fairgrounds can be obtained at the ISBA Summary of Events Page on their site.

The registration form is also being included in the September/October issue of the ISBA Bulletin which will be mailed to all ISBA members.

Attendees who wish to have the catered lunch MUST register and pay in advance by November 3, 2014 (must be postmarked by 11/3/14). They will accept walk-in registrations without the catered lunch on the day of the event (November 8, 2014).

For Sale!

Do you have some beekeeping related merchandise that you would like to sell?  Are you a member of the Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association?  If you answered ‘Yes’ to both questions, you may now list your items on the new For Sale page.   Please use the Contact Us page to submit information about any items you would like to sell.