Village Status

In late 2018, the Will County Land Use Department incorporated new permissive beekeeping ordinances that cover primarily the unincorporated areas of Will County. Some other municipalities without existing ordinances may look to these and adopt them, or craft their own. Our organization operates an Ordinance Committee made up of a few members that are willing to educate village boards on the benefits and best practices of beekeeping.

Will County Ordinance - Scroll down to Section B 3 under 155-10 Accessory and Temporary Uses for Beekeeping Info

From time to time we request information from municipal zoning boards in Will County to compile this list of bee-friendly and bee-tolerant townships. This list represents our best effort, but should not be relied upon for the most up-to-date information. (Mobile users, view this table in a new window.)

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Association Meetings


Meetings are generally 7:00pm-9pm
Will County Farm Bureau
100 Manhattan Rd
Joliet, IL 60433
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