Friends Hill Apiary has been closely involved in our local organization, the Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Assoc., Inc. as well as proud members of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association! This year is an exciting year for both of these organizations with the 2023 Summer Conference coming in July to Quincy, IL. Our local group is hosting this event and Tim & I couldn’t be more excited to be a big part of it.
As many of you know, Tim has some killer illustration, graphic and design skills and he is responsible for the beautiful new logos as well as any advertisements and promotional materials for MVBA and the upcoming state conference, in July. We are both on the planning committee and are working diligently with other board and committee members who are all doing a wonderful job getting this thing up and running. I have also been a busy little bee with MVBA website, registrations & online ticketing, as well as preparing for one of the Breakout Sessions. I’ve decided that my topic will be on sharing plants and herbs with the bees and how to incorporate them into all-natural hive products. I know a lot of members who are thinking about how to make things with the bi-products from their own beehives, so I’m hoping that I can be an inspiration to them.
With Springtime fast approaching, there’s still lots of planning, corresponding with other beekeepers, but we all look forward to this awesome opportunity for more educational fuel from some of the country’s best known beekeeping educators. There will certainly be something for everyone, including an awesome Speaker line-up, plenty of Delicious Foods, Bluegrass Music, Vendors, Contests & Giveaways and so much more! For more information, registrations and tickets, please visit Mvbees.com.
You don’t have to be a beekeeper to appreciate what this Conference has to offer. Come on down and just look and listen to what all the BUZZzzzzzzzzzzz is about!