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Regional Beekeeping Classes

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.

Beginner Beekeeping Course

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Feb 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downers Grove, IL - This 6-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, Master Beekeeper,... View Details »

Beekeeping Workshop: Splits & Swarms

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Mar 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downers Grove, IL - As the bees enter into their busiest time of the year, learn how to increase your apiary by doing splits and retrieving swarms. Instructor: Marge Trocki Fee: $15 Register at www.dgparks.org, search for class #184001-03... View Details »

Honey & Mead Tasting

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Downers Grove Golf Club
Mar 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Downers Grove, IL - Join us for an evening of honey and mead tasting! Sample several varieties of honey harvested locally and from across the country while exploring their attributes, including color, aroma, texture and, of course, flavor. Discover the unique... View Details »


Beginners Guide to Making Mead (PDF 8MB)
Mead Instruction Sheet (PDF)
Using mostly commonly available equipment. Updated Oct 2016

Cold Process Soap Making
How to make soap at home. (PDF 4.4MB)

Amy's Lip Balm Recipe
How to make lip balm from beeswax.

Jacek's Crabby Patty Formula
Protein supplement for Winter.

Become a Member

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Association Meetings


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