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Education

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.

Beekeeping: Hands-on Mentoring

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove, IL - Join Marge as you suit up and look into the hives in the Lyman Woods apiary. See first-hand what the bees are doing during their busiest time of year, and discuss questions about management techniques and practices. Jackets, veils and... View Details »

Beekeeping: Hands-on Mentoring

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downers Grove, IL - Join Marge as you suit up and look into the hives in the Lyman Woods apiary. See first-hand what the bees are doing during their busiest time of year, and discuss questions about management techniques and practices. Jackets, veils and... View Details »

Junior Beekeepers Summer Camp

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Jul 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downers Grove, IL - Suit up and join our beekeeper to investigate the inner workings of a beehive. You’ll inspect real frames of bees and even harvest honey from the hives! Protective gear provided, but campers must be comfortable being close to bees.... View Details »

Honey Harvest

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Jul 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Downers Grove, IL - Get buzzing and discover the amazing world of honeybees! Learn how bees make honey and see firsthand how honey is extracted. Try your hand with the hot knife or extractor and have a taste of wild Lyman Woods honey. Activity number ... View Details »

Honey Harvest

Presented by Marge Trocki at
Lyman Woods Nature Center
Jul 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downers Grove, IL - Get buzzing and discover the amazing world of honeybees! Learn how bees make honey and see firsthand how honey is extracted. Try your hand with the hot knife or extractor and have a taste of wild Lyman Woods honey. Activity number ... View Details »

How-To's

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

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

2018

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