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.

We were formed in February 2011 in Will County, Illinois. We meet at the Will County Farm Bureau at 100 Manhattan Rd in Joliet, IL.

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Bee Prepared 2019




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

Bee Prepared Conference 2019

Hosted by WillBees
Mar 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joliet, IL - Bee Prepared: Sustainable Beekeeping The Bee Prepared all day conference will once again be presented by the Will County Beekeepers Association. A full day of workshops will be offered for all levels of experience. Beginning Beekeeping...

Regional Beekeeping Classes

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

The events listed in this section are not offered by WillBees and are provided solely at the request of their organizers. Contact the organizers directly with any questions or concerns.

Honey and Mead Tasting Event
Wild Blossom Meadery
Mar 31, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in Chicago, IL

IQI & SIBA Queen Rearing Workshop
May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 am in Murphysboro, IL

Queen Rearing Short Course
May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Byron, IL

IQI Queen Rearing Field Day
Jun 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Murphysboro, IL

Apiary open house
Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Byron, IL

Become a Member

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