News and Events

News and Events from the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association

April Membership Meeting

The Cook DuPage Beekeepers will hold their monthly meeting on the evening of April 12 at Christ Lutheran Church of Clarendon Hills, located on the northwest corner of Rt. 83 and 55th Street. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Please come early and chat with fellow beekeeping friends.

As swarm season quickly approaches, get your swarm traps, lures and cutout equipment ready to go.  Pete Soltesz will talk about swarming and even show some of the equipment he uses to perform a cutout after a swarm has taken up residence where it may not be so welcome.

The Cook County Farm Bureau and the Cook Dupage Beekeepers are conducting a round table discussion for those with some practical experience in beekeeping.

Beyond  Beginning Beekeeping… 

… A  round table discussion for those with some practical experience in beekeeping.

Cook Dupage Beekeeper, Jim Lindau will open the round table discussion with a short presentation on “How to be Successful at Beekeeping”.  This will cover the daily issues beekeepers face, and ways to deal with current challenges in beekeeping.  The remainder of the class will be an open roundtable discussion with a panel of seasoned beekeepers to provide input, answer questions, and share their experiences with the class.

Where:  Cook County Farm Bureau
When:  Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Registration: Call Debbie at 708-354-3276 or email
Cost:  $10  (space is limited to 20 participants)

Cook County Farm Bureau Meeting Room
6438 Joliet Road
Countryside, IL 60525

Become a CDBA member or Renew Your Membership

To join or renew, please fill out the membership form and mail to Dan Rubino or bring to the next meeting with a check made payable to Cook DuPage Beekeepers Association (or CDBA).

Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Mentoring Get Together

The next mentoring get together will be held on Sunday, May 4th at 8:00 am.  The informal get together meets at the York Rd. McDonalds in Hinsdale. It’s a good opportunity to meet with other beekeepers in the area to “Talk Bees” and share some knowledge over a cup of coffee and an Egg McMuffin.  For further information and directions, visit the Calendar of Events page.

Mentoring meeting

Junior Beekeepers Camp

Smoke out a real adventure at the Downers Grove Park District!  Suit up and join their beekeeper to investigate firsthand the inner workings of a beehive. Learn all about hives and colonies while you build a hive and inspect real frames of bees. You’ll even harvest honey from the hives, and take home your own jar of honey! If you attended last year’s camp, sign up again- we will be working on all new activities!  Click here and search for activity 184054 for more information.

For Sale!

Do you have some beekeeping related merchandise that you would like to sell?  Are you a member of the Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association?  If you answered ‘Yes’ to both questions, you may now list your items on the new For Sale page.   Please use the Contact Us page to submit information about any items you would like to sell.