The Stateline Beekeepers Association resulted from a class that was conducted by Terrence Ingram more than 20 years ago. Initially meeting in Stockton, Illinois, we have since moved our round-table discussions and gatherings to the Farm Bureau in Freeport, Illinois.
The association has grown from 10 beekeepers to more than 60 and includes beekeepers with many different backgrounds and lifestyles. Some of our beekeepers have a single hive, others have several, even as many as 1,600 hives. Each member has something interesting to offer the group as we talk about our varied experiences with beekeeping.
The “Stateline” in our name refers to the Illinois-Wisconsin and Illinois-Iowa state lines, and our association includes beekeepers from northwest Illinois, southwest Wisconsin, and southeast Iowa. Illinois beekeepers represent Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Dekalb, Whiteside, and Lee counties. Our Wisconsin beekeepers are from Green, Lafayette, Grant, and Dane counties. Iowa members come from Dubuque county.
Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to join our association. Dues are $10/year per family. Contact our treasurer using the email link or phone number below to find out where to send your check.
Stateline Beekeepers Association
Article I: Name
This Association shall be known as the Stateline Beekeepers Association.
Article II: Purpose
The purpose and function of the Association shall be to:
Article III: Membership
Article IV: Officers and Tenure
Article V: Meetings
Article VI: Elections
Election of officers shall be by a majority of votes cast by members attending the annual meeting.
Article VII: Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present at any annual meeting of the Association. All proposed amendments must be given to all members two weeks before the meeting by first class mail.