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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.

IQI & SIBA Queen Rearing Workshop

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Murphysboro, IL - IQI & SIBA Queen Rearing Workshop - Sat & Sun, May 18 & 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Murphysboro, IL Join the IQI & SIBA for a 2-day queen rearing class. This class is geared towards anyone who wants to learn about making their... View Details »

Queen Rearing Short Course

May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Byron, IL - Queen Rearing Short Course - May 20, 2019 – Noon to 4 PM at Byron Forest Preserve 7993 North River Road, Byron, IL 61010 The short course will demonstrate how to raise a few queens through natural manipulation of a bee colony. If ... View Details »

IQI Queen Rearing Field Day

Jun 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Murphysboro, IL - IQI Queen Rearing Field Day - Sat, June 22, starts at 9:00 am, Murphysboro, IL The IQI is hosting our annual field day in Murphysboro on June 22nd. We will cover several topics including hands on mite checks, how to verify VSH and chewing... View Details »

Apiary open house

Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Byron, IL - Apiary open house - Saturday, July 20th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 1721 Water Road, Byron, Illinois This event is FREE. This year's event to be held at Jeff Ludwig's queen mating yard at 1721 Water Road in Byron, Illinois. Hot dog, chips... 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.

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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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