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founded Spring Semester 2012

The purpose the Illinois State University Beekeeping Club is to promote interest in honey bees and beekeeping by educating students and the public with safe, responsible, and effective apiary management practices, and by raising awareness of environmental, economic, social, and political issues that affect beekeepers and the honey bees. 

Club Constitution

Membership & Votes - Membership is open to anyone with an interest in beekeeping be they ISU student or a member of the surrounding community. Current ISU students have full membership; non-students have associate memberships.

Officers - A registered student organization, only ISU students may serve as officers and only university faculty or staff may serve as advisor.

Dues - There are no dues required for membership; completion of a membership form is required however. Complete the form and bring it to a meeting or send it to Carl J. Wenning, Advisor, ISU Beekeeping Club, 21 Grandview Drive, Normal, IL 61761-4071.

Votes - Each member has one vote, but votes of associate members are advisory only. Majority votes by full members are binding.

Club Brochure - We have a downloadable 4-page brochure that provides a brief overview of the club and gives a summary of the more important information found on this website.

News & Events - The club is quite active and holds regular public outreach events. Click on the News & Events link to the upper left of this page for details.

Beekeeping Course - The club now holds an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop each year. Click on the Beekeeping Course link to the upper left of this page for details. The meeting are commonly held at the Cooperative Extension Service in Bloomington.

Meetings - Don't miss out on current activities. We hold general membership meetings 6 times each year (September, October November, February, March, and April). Our meetings are busy, productive, and informative - often with guest speakers. Click on the Club Meetings link to the upper left of this page for details.

Facebook - The main way we get word out about club events is through Facebook. Keep informed about club events by following us on our Facebook page.

History - Our history is described in Sustainability & Beekeeping that appeared in the June 2014 issue of American Bee Journal. It provides a detailed history of the club's founding along with lots of great photographs.

Affiliations - We are officially affiliated with the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.

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(Last updated 4/27/2015, cjw)

For additional information, contact webmaster Dr. Carl J. Wenning, faculty advisor and member of the ISU Physics Department.

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