WillBees

WillBees is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the products and services of the honey bee hive, encourages cooperation among local beekeepers, contributes to the advancement of education about beekeeping and its related activities, and offers support to our members and neighboring communities.

ISBA logoWe were formed in February 2011 in Will County, Illinois as an affiliate association of the Illinois State Beekeepers Association (ISBA). We meet at the Will County Farm Bureau at 100 Manhattan Rd in Joliet, IL.

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Beekeeping Classes

Beginner Beekeeping Course

Feb 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Will County Beekeepers Association and the Will County Farm Bureau are pleased to present a four weekend course in beekeeping taught by our own members with over 60 years of combined beekeeping experience. 16+ hours of instruction. ...
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This six-week course will introduce you to basic honeybee biology, social insect behavior and honeybee colony dynamics as well as teach you the ins and outs of maintaining a hive throughout the entire year. Marge Trocki will take you through everything from ordering gear and equipment to harvesting honey and other products of the hive while she discusses what she has learned in her years of experience with over 20 hives. Participants will receive a beginner’s beekeeping book as part of the course. 

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Beekeeping (LLC 4588) Joliet Junior College - What’s all the buzz? Join this hands-on seminar, with a live bee hive on site, designed to introduce the basics of beekeeping. Whether just curious or already started, this course will introduce the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and the practice of beekeeping as it is currently done in the United States. 

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Upcoming Events

Beginner Beekeeping Course
February 21, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Association Meeting
March 18, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Association Meeting
April 15, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Association Meeting
May 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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