Dodge-Jefferson Beekeepers Award Members and Youth

At the annual banquet on December 2, Louis Antonioni of Burnett was honored as Beekeeper of the Year by the Dodge-Jefferson County Beekeepers Association. Antonioni started the club’s Youth in Beekeeping program, now in its fourth year, and organizes honey extraction events for club members. Louis served as an Read More …

Local Youth Beekeeper Going to Haiti

Mel Saeger, treasurer of the Dodge-Jefferson Co. Beekeepers presented Katrina Pokorny with a donation for her trip to Haiti to teach beekeeping and making products from the hive.   The Dodge-Jefferson County Beekeepers Association recently donated funds to club member Katrina Read More …

Youth Beekeepers Announced

The DJCBA is pleased to sponsor Shane Lapen and Holley Schwartz as the Youth in Beekeeping recipients for 2017. Each youth recently received and installed a package of bees to care for this beekeeping season. They are assigned mentors to assist them with Read More …

Mite Control

Steve Drajeske did a presentation on mite control at our club meeting, and members have asked to access the information.  You can find it in this pdf presentation:  Alternative to mite controll presentation

Peaches with Honey Syrup

  Ingredients 4 ripe medium peaches 1/2 cup honey   Directions 1. Using a sharp knife, lightly score bottom (not stem end) of each peach with hatch marks. 2. Prepare an ice bath, and set aside. Fill a large (4-quart)saucepan Read More …

Open Class Honey Judging at Dodge County Fair

        Open class entry registration books for Dodge County Fair will be available after July 1 in local banks, grocery stores, and at www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com.  Consider entering your liquid gold in the Honey department. Entries such as frames of honey, Read More …

Beeswax demonstration

The October meeting was held at the Schnitzler home.  Club member Andy Schnitzler demonstrates how he melts beeswax from his hive for making candles and molds.  Good skills for beekeepers to have!

Honey bees swarm at beekeeping meeting!

    The honey bees gave the Dodge-Jefferson Co. Beekeepers Association a lesson on swarming at their meeting on May 17 at the home of Steve and Robyn Drajeske of Neosho. As members conducted a hive inspection, one of the Read More …

Become a Member

Bees entering and leaving a skep.

Come, join us, become a member of the Dodge-Jefferson Beekeepers Association. Dues are $10 a year. Add an additional voting member from the same household for $5 more. Send your name, address, phone number and email address (if you would Read More …