About Us

The Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1921, incorporated in 1953, and officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2017. The CDBA’s objectives are promoting the general interests of bee culture and the production and use of honey and other apiary products. It is also our goal to facilitate educational opportunities about beekeeping — for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the CDBA, please submit a contact form.

Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs

The elected 2020 officers were installed at the October 2019 CDBA meeting. Because COVID-19 affected our election process during 2020, these officers have agreed to continue in their current positions until elections can be held. The current CDBA Officers and Directors are:

If you would like to contact the Board of Directors, please submit a contact form.

OfficeOfficer Name
PresidentPeter Soltesz
Vice PresidentBill Whitney
SecretaryJennifer Colandrea
TreasurerJohn Hayse

Director (2020)Kim Kulton
Director (2021)Heather Heggemann
Director (2024)Pam Jankuski
Director (2024)Steve Archer, II

Committee Chairs
MembershipJohn Hayse
Newsletter EditorJennifer Colandrea
HostsDebbie and Kevin Smith
WebmasterJohn Hayse