Come check out our upcoming events!

Beginner Beekeeping Course
Saturday, December 16, 2017
​8:30-3:30

The Lake County Farm Bureau is pleased to offer an informational class that will deal with the keeping of and caring for honeybees.  Larry Studer, a local honeybee farmer from The Studer Farms, will share apiary practices that produce local honeybees at his apiary.  His management program has successfully over wintered local survivor colonies that have produced a surplus of bees that he offers for sale.

This workshop introduces a unique overview of beekeeping to those who are interested in local honeybee husbandry and are starting out with limited knowledge and experience.  Information is an important first step to anyone’s beekeeping success.

If you would like to sign up for this class contact LCFB Information Director Andy Blaul at 847-223-6506 or via email at ablaul@ameritech.net.  For additional honeybee information feel free to contact Larry Studer at larry_studer@yahoo.com or via phone at 224-280-3070.

These classes have a limited enrollment, as well as a minimum enrollment requirement for this program to be held.  The instructor reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule classes.

For full description of course please CLICK HERE
  

Intermediate Beekeeping Course
Saturday, January 13, 2018
​8:30-3:30

If you are a beekeeper interested in more than just perfecting the replacement of sun belt packaged bees into your hive boxes each Spring, this class is for you!  The classroom experience will introduce you to "beekeeping beyong the entry level."  The information included in this workshop will help you become a more knowledgeable honeybee colony steward.

Throughout the day of instruction the class will cover important honeybee biology, the functional dynamics of the colony, Northern management objectives to maintain healthy and well fed honey bees in all of our four seasons, as well as observation techniques that can be used to monitor colony health and managing the role of your queen(s).

If you would like to sign up for this class contact LCFB Information Director Andy Blaul at 847-223-6506 or via email at ablaul@ameritech.net.  For additional honeybee information feel free to contact Larry Studer at larry_studer@yahoo.com or via phone at 224-280-3070.

These classes have a limited enrollment, as well as a minimum enrollment requirement for this program to be held.  The instructor reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule classes.

For full description of course please CLICK HERE
  

AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
​9:00-1:00
AND
Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:00-1:00

The Lake County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that our organization will be hosting an AARP Smart Driver Course.  This course is open to Lake County Farm Bureau members, and will take place on Tuesday March 20th, and Thursday March 22nd from 9:00 to 1:00.  The two-day course will be held at the Lake County Farm Bureau office located at 70 US Hwy 45 in Grayslake.

The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving strategies and provides a refresher of the rules of the road.  Since 1979, the course has helped more than 15 million drivers learn research-based tips to adapt their driving to compensate for physical and cognitive changes that may occur with aging.  Plus, you may qualify for a multi-year automobile insurance discount by completing the course.  (check with you COUNTRY Financial Representative for details)

The cost of this course is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non AARP members.  If you would like to sign up to attend this two day course contact Information Director Andy Blaul by phone at 847-223-6506, or via email at ablaul@ameritech.net.  Space for this program is limited, and capacity crowds were reached the last few times this course was held at the Farm Bureau, so reserve your spot today!

For full description of course please CLICK HERE