WillBees is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of the products and services of the honey bee hive, encourages cooperation among local beekeepers, contributes to the advancement of education about beekeeping and its related activities, and offers support to our members and neighboring communities.

We were formed in February 2011 in Will County, Illinois. We meet at the Will County Farm Bureau at 100 Manhattan Rd in Joliet, IL.

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While WillBees does not sell package bees, we are providing information about local sellers of package bees that may be of interest to you. 

WillBees Classes

Bee Prepared Conference 2020

Hosted by WillBees
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...

Regional Beekeeping Classes

For a full list of regional classes offered by others, see our Education page.

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.

Intro to Beekeeping - Manhattan Park District
Hansen Community Center
Feb 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in Manhattan, IL

Beginning Beekeeping I - JJC
Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
Mar 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in Joliet, IL

Become a Member

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