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WillBees Classes

Bee Prepared Conference 2020

Presented by WillBees at
Joliet Junior College, Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
Mar 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Joliet, IL - Bee Prepared: Sustainable Beekeeping The Will County Beekeepers Association will once again present this one-day conference. A full day of speakers and workshops will be offered for all levels of experience. A Beginner Beekeeping track... 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.

Introduction to Successful Beekeeping - Beecher IL

Presented by Kate Caldwell at
Plum Creek Nature Center in the Goodenow Grove Forest Preserve of Will County
Feb 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beecher, IL - This six-week beekeeping course will teach you all you need to know to become a successful beekeeper. Mike Rusnak, a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association, has more than 15 years of experience and will lead you through the... View Details »

Intro to Beekeeping - Manhattan Park District

Hansen Community Center
Feb 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Manhattan, IL - Fascinated by honeybees? Find out how these amazing pollinators work together as a colony. Learn the steps (and cost) to delve into the rewarding hobby of beekeeping and get a first-hand look at the equipment needed. Join Marge as she... View Details »

Beginning Beekeeping I - JJC

Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
Mar 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joliet, IL - This is the first 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 understanding of what it takes to be successful... View Details »


Beginners Guide to Making Mead (PDF 8MB)
Mead Instruction Sheet (PDF)
Using mostly commonly available equipment. Updated Nov 2017

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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