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 Bee swarms and cutout removalsswarm 3

Spring has arrived, the CDBA receives several inquiries about bee swarms and honey bee removals.   Please see the below link for more information about removal of swarms and cut out of existing honey bee colonies.  Click here for swarm removals page.

honey bottleHave honey to sell?

Place your listing on the CDBA website for your products.

2016 CDBA Annual Banquet

This year’s featured speaker is Tim Wilbanks Owner of the Kalona Honey Company, Tim is a fifth generation beekeeper. He grew up in Claxton, Georgia working in his family’s commercial package and queen rearing business, The Wilbanks Apiaries, Inc. Tim is in the process of moving his family to a farm near Watertown, Wisconsin. Tim will be speaking to the Association about what it’s been like growing up in a bee family and he’ll share his insight into how the commercial and package bee industry has evolved.

The CDBA Annual banquet is October 15, 2016.  Join us for this special evening.  This year you can register online or use a paper form ! Please fill out the form and choose your entrée (either chicken or risotto) and list the member(s) attending.  The cost of this year’s banquet is $25.00.  All forms are due by October 7. There is no pay at the door option.  You can register here!


New Fall Beekeeping Classes Offered –

Three new beekeeping classes offered this fall.  Click here for all the details! 2016-beekeeping-classes

2016  October is now online

Check out the latest Buzz now online.  Click here for the newsletters for CDBA.

 Oxalic Acid has been approved for use in Illinois!

From the Illinois State Beekeepers Association web site, Oxalic Acid was approved for use on honey bees in Illinois.  See the ILSBA web site at

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.