Education

2016 Bee Prepared Workshop

WillBees Classes

WillBees Intro to Beekeeping

Presented by WillBees at
Joliet Junior College
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... View Details »

Bee Prepared: Healthy Bees Make Happy Beekeepers

Presented by WillBees at
Joliet Junior College, Weitendorf Agricultural Educational Center
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... View Details »

Regional Beekeeping Classes

Introduction to Bee Keeping

Presented by Larry Studer at
Palos Park Metra Depot
Feb 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Palos Park, IL - Palos Park BEE-Initaitive You will: Learn about honeybee biology See a full sized Langstroth styled bee hive (no bees) Honey tasting How to use native plants to attract the bees Plus answer all your questions about Bees and Bee... View Details »

Progressive Course

Presented by Ed Bell at
SciTech Museum
Feb 20, 2016
Aurora, IL - Day-long class runs 8:30am - 5:00pm. Fee for the short course is $89.00 and includes instruction, instructional materials, coffee service and lunch. Ideal for beekeepers with 1-5 yrs of experience. All experience levels welcomed.... View Details »

Beekeeping for Beginners

Presented by Ed Bell at
Scitech Museum
Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Aurora, IL - 6-week class meeting on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:30pm with an optional day in a beeyard at a later date. Fee for the beginner's course is $89.00 and includes instruction, instructional materials and light snacks. An optional day in a... View Details »

Beginner Beekeeping Short Course

Presented by Ed Bell at
Knutson's Harvest
Feb 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Newark, IL - Day-long class runs 8:30am - 5:00pm. Fee for the short course is $89.00 and includes instruction, instructional materials, coffee service and lunch. An optional day in a beeyard is provided at a later date. Note: All classes must have at... View Details »

Beekeeping 101

Presented by Larry Krengel at
Lake County College
Feb 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grayslake, IL - One day February 27 from 9:00 to 5:00 at Lake County College in Grayslake, Illinois. A day-long immersion in starting with bees. To enroll call 847-543-2615... View Details »

Seven Ways to Rear a Queen

Presented by Larry Krengel at
McHenry County College
Feb 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Crystal Lake, IL - A one evening class February 29 at 7:00 pm at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake Illinois. A plan and encouragement… all that is needed for the backyard beekeeper to raise their own locally acclimated queens. To enroll call... View Details »

Seven Ways to Rear a Queen

Presented by Larry Krengel at
Lake County College
Mar 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Grayslake, IL - One evening March 2 at 7:00 at Lake County College in Grayslake, Illinois. A plan and encouragement... all that is needed for the backyard beekeeper to raise their own locally acclimated queens. To enroll call 847-543-2615.... View Details »

Beginner Beekeeping Short Course

Presented by Ed Bell at
Knutson's Harvest
Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Newark, IL - Day-long class runs 8:30am - 5:00pm. Fee for the short course is $89.00 and includes instruction, instructional materials, coffee service and lunch. An optional day in a beeyard is provided at a later date. Note: All classes must have at... View Details »

Progressive Course

Presented by Ed Bell at
SciTech Museum
Mar 26, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Aurora, IL - Day-long class runs 8:30am - 5:00pm. Fee for the short course is $89.00 and includes instruction, instructional materials, coffee service and lunch. Ideal for beekeepers with 1-5 yrs of experience. All experience levels welcomed.... View Details »

Beekeeping Field Study - Two Saturdays in the Beeyard

Presented by Larry Krengel at
McHenry County College
Apr 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Crystal Lake, IL - April 16 and 23 at 10:00 am at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake Illinois. Two mornings dedicated to installing packages of bees and inspecting colonies. To enroll call 815 455 3700 or 815 455 8588... View Details »

How-To's

Beginners Guide to Making Mead
Using mostly commonly available equipment. (PDF 9.1MB)

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.

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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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