2017 Beekeeping Classes

Attend a Class on Beekeeping! See below for Description of Classes offered in the Cook-DuPage area. Classes are posted arranged by date.

You must be a member or your association must be a member to have your class posted! To join – Click Here!


Beekeeping: Hands-on Mentoring

Need advice or have a question about keeping bees? Whether you are a new or veteran beekeeper, find or be a mentor to your fellow beekeepers! Join Marge as you suit up and look into the hives in the Lyman Woods apiary. See first-hand what the bees are doing during their busiest time of year, and discuss questions about management techniques and practices. Jackets, veils and gloves are available, but please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. If raining, mentoring will take place indoors. Ages 16 and up.

Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center, 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
Date:
May 20, Activity #484017-02
June 17, Activity #184085-01
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Saturdays
Fee: $10/class Register at www.dgparks.org


Join us for an informative Round Table: Topics in Detail offered at the Cook County Farm Bureau.

Cook DuPage Beekeepers Association in partnership with the Cook County Farm Bureau, is hosting a round table topic discussion, the latest module offered in our 2017 Beekeeping Series.

Discussion Topics in Detail:
¨ Varroa Control
¨ Splitting Hives
¨ Queen Rearing
¨ Question & Answer

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM
Where: Cook County Farm Bureau Meeting Room
Fee: $20.00 for CCFB & CDBA members
$25 non- members
Presenter: Pete Soltesz, CDBA President & IBA Board
Registration & Payment Options:
· Call the Member Center at 708-354-3276; register and pay by credit card
· CCFB Members may register online at the Member Center at cookcfb.org
Questions….contact CCFB, ask for Debbie at 708-354-3276

Where: Cook County Farm Breau (CCFB) 6438 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525
When: Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 6:30 PM to 9 PM


Beekeeping: Hands-on Mentoring

Need advice or have a question about keeping bees? Whether you are a new or veteran beekeeper, find or be a mentor to your fellow beekeepers! Join Marge as you suit up and look into the hives in the Lyman Woods apiary. See first-hand what the bees are doing during their busiest time of year, and discuss questions about management techniques and practices. Jackets, veils and gloves are available, but please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots. If raining, mentoring will take place indoors. Ages 16 and up.

Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center, 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
Date: April 29, Activity #484017-01
May 20, Activity #484017-02
June 17, Activity #184085-01
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm, Saturdays
Fee: $10/class Register at www.dgparks.org


Junior Beekeepers

Suit up and join our beekeeper to investigate the inner workings of a beehive. You’ll inspect real frames of bees and even harvest honey from the hives! Protective gear provided, but campers must be comfortable being close to bees.
Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center, 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
Date: July 17 – 21, Activity #184054-01
Time: 9:00 – 4:00 pm
Ages: 9-12 years
Fee: $250 Register at www.dgparks.org


Honey Harvest

Get buzzing and discover the amazing world of honeybees! Learn how bees make honey and see firsthand how honey is extracted. Try your hand with the hot knife or extractor, and have a taste of some wild Lyman Woods honey.

Where: Lyman Woods Nature Center, 901 31st Street, Downers Grove
Date: July 22, Activity #184087-01
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am, Saturday
Date: July 22, Activity #184087-02
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Saturday
Fee: $18/family Register at www.dgparks.org