News and Events

BURT’S BUZZ  (June 6-12)

The Gene Siskel Film Center is presenting the film BURT’s BUZZ, a documentary about Maine beekeeper Burt Shavitz, the shaggy-bearded mascot and creator of Burt’s Bees product.  The film has been extremely popular with the beekeeping community, and will be making it’s Chicago premiere on Friday, June 6 at 7:45 PM at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The director, Jody Shapiro, will also be available via Skype for the June 6th screening and will discuss the film with the audience.

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May Membership Meeting

The Cook DuPage Beekeepers will hold their monthly meeting on the evening of May 17 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. Bring a snack to share if you want.  Guest speaker and Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association member Chris Saad will share his knowledge as it pertains to preparing honey for the various categories judged at the Illinois State Fair honey competition.

Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Mentoring Get Together

The next mentoring get together will be held on Sunday, June 1st 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.

The Cook Dupage Beekeepers Association is again awarding a limited number of scholarships to young people wishing to attend the Junior Beekeeping Camp.   Please follow this link to the on-line application.  All entries need to be submitted by June1st.  The Cook Dupage Beepkeepers Association Board of Directors will select the winning applicants.

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).

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.