Ok so I was looking at the bee vac site that latebee gave me and a link that said Illinois Bee and Apiary Act caught my atention. I was astounded to find that I had to register my hives and all current apiaries witht the state! I was even more astounded to find that there were fines for not complying
So as a moderator I felt that I should warn ya'll. If you haven't looked into the state law on bees, please look! It'll save you time and misery.