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Beginning Beekeeping Class

01/25/2022 @ 6:00pm
Beginning Beekeeping Class 2022

Are You Interested In:
• Keeping bees to connect with nature?
• Improving your health with raw honey, bees wax, pollen, antibacterial propolis, and bee venom?
• Pollinating your flower and vegetable gardens?
• Growing the right type of plants to maintain native pollinators and honey bees in balance?
Or, You May Be:
Already a beekeeper and have experienced some losses thus far? We’ll share our understanding of
how bees overcome challenges. And you’ll learn techniques that leverage their natural abilities to
adapt and thrive. This program will guide you season by season into keeping bees sustainably.


Registration Details: Register by calling the CCFB office at (708) 354-3276; members can register at the Member Center online. For additional information, email Debbie Voltz at
Location: Live in-person at the Cook County Farm Bureau | 6438 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525 or Via Zoom
Date:         Tuesdays Jan 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, and 8th
Time:        6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:         $50.00 for Cook County Farm Bureau or CookDupage Beekeepers Association members.

                    $75.00 for non-members; ask how to join!

Course Details:

  • Honey Bee Behavior, Biology, and Fascinating Features;
  • Evolution of Hive Designs and their Management Techniques;
  • Tools and Equipment You Must Have and How Much You Should Expect to Budget;
  • Practical Ways to Obtain High Quality Bees to Get Started;
  • What Happens Inside the Colony from Day 1 thru Winter and into Second Season Spring;
  • Case Studies on What You May Find While Inspecting Your Colony;
  • Best practices on How and When to Harvest Honey and Other Hive Products.


Sessions are led by Kim Kulton, President, Bee All About It. Kim operates a commercial beekeeping
business producing local honey, breeding Queens, and rescuing bees. And, Pete Soltesz, President
of CookDupage Beekeepers Association, one of the largest bee clubs in the Midwest. With the goal
that their bees thrive in a chem-free environment; produce an abundant, great-tasting, honey crop;
and survive over winter, Pete and Kim challenge modern conventional beekeeping wisdom, and share
their extensive experience in what works locally in our Chicago area counties.


Cook County Farm Bureau

6438 Joliet Rd Countryside, IL 60525

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