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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2016 Bee Prepared Workshop

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Announcements

While WillBees does not sell package bees, we are providing information about local sellers of package bees that may be of interest to you. 

WillBees Classes

WillBees Intro to Beekeeping »

Hosted by WillBees
Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joliet, IL - Introduction to Beekeeping (LLC 5064) The Will County Beekeepers will instruct this comprehensive 'Introduction to Beekeeping' course that features 18 hours of supervised hands-on instruction with live honey bees. A total of 36 hours of...

Bee Prepared: Healthy Bees Make Happy Beekeepers »

Hosted by WillBees
Apr 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joliet, IL - Discounted Conference Hotel Information Bee Prepared: Healthy Bees make Happy Beekeepers Join Will County Beekeepers Association for a full day of workshops presented for beekeepers of all experience levels. Information for those...

Regional Beekeeping Classes

For a full list of regional classes offered by others, see our Education page.

Introduction to Bee Keeping : Presented by Larry Studer at Palos Park Metra Depot,
Feb 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in Palos Park, IL

Progressive Course : Presented by Ed Bell at SciTech Museum,
Feb 20, 2016 in Aurora, IL

Beekeeping for Beginners : Presented by Ed Bell at Scitech Museum,
Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Aurora, IL

Beginner Beekeeping Short Course : Presented by Ed Bell at Knutson's Harvest,
Feb 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm in Newark, IL

Beekeeping 101 : Presented by Larry Krengel at Lake County College,
Feb 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Grayslake, IL

Seven Ways to Rear a Queen : Presented by Larry Krengel at McHenry County College,
Feb 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm in Crystal Lake, IL

Seven Ways to Rear a Queen : Presented by Larry Krengel at Lake County College,
Mar 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm in Grayslake, IL

Beginner Beekeeping Short Course : Presented by Ed Bell at Knutson's Harvest,
Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm in Newark, IL

Progressive Course : Presented by Ed Bell at SciTech Museum,
Mar 26, 2016 @ 12:00 am in Aurora, IL

Beekeeping Field Study - Two Saturdays in the Beeyard : Presented by Larry Krengel at McHenry County College,
Apr 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am in Crystal Lake, IL

Become a Member

Becoming a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association has a growing list of benefits.

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2016 Association Meetings

Wed, Feb 17
Wed, Mar 16
Wed, Apr 20
Wed, May 18
Wed, Jun 15
Wed, Aug 17
Wed, Sep 21
Wed, Oct 19
Wed, Nov 16

Meetings are 7-9pm at:
Will County Farm Bureau
100 Manhattan Rd
Joliet, IL 60433
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