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WillBees Classes

Noninfectious Disorders and Diseases of the Honey Bee

Presented by WillBees at
Will County Farm Bureau
Mar 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joliet, IL - Queenlessness, laying workers, starvation, overheating, chilled brood, spotty brood, wax moths and mice are a few of the noninfectious disorders you will need to recognize and manage before your bees can prosper. Infectious brood diseases,... View Details »

Troubleshooting Your Colony

Presented by WillBees at
Will County Farm Bureau
Mar 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joliet, IL - Learn how to solve and prevent common problems in your colony. Queen problems, varroa mites and overwintering success will be presented. Bring questions about your own apiary to have them discussed. Fee: $20 Sign up for this event... View Details »

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.

Beginning Beekeeping II - Joliet Junior College

May 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Prerequisite: Beginning Beekeeping I ) This is the second of two classes offered in the spring and summer for any person interested in learning about beekeeping. The classes are designed to provide the students with a comprehensive... 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

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


2016 Meeting Topics

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