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Honeybees for Sale – 

Club Member Terry Breen is selling his Honeybees.  For more information and details, please click here:

 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

Our next general meeting will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016.  This will be the last meeting of the year

November Speaker:  Greg Fischer
We look forward to welcoming our November Speaker, Greg Fischer, head beekeeper of 40 hives at the Morton Arboretum and the president of Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery in Beverly. With more than 30 years of winemaking experience, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery is the first winery in Chicago and the only producer of mead on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail. Please join us as we hear Greg speak about his beekeeping and mead making experiences.  We’ll also feature a mead tasting and Greg will have bottles of mead for sale just in time for the holiday gift giving season.

Have honey to sell?

Place your listing on the CDBA website for your products.

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.