Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Online Auction

The Auction has ended and the WillBees basket went for $200.00!

The Will County Farm Bureau Foundation raised $27,490.00 for scholarships.

The 2024 Will County Farm Bureau Foundation Online Auction is up and running now though 9:00PM Feb. 1, 2024

WillBees members have contributed items for the auction (see the photo above) and the proceeds will go to support the next generation’s education through scholarship to Will County youth. WillBees receives significant benefits From Will County Farm Bureau including providing rent free access to their building for meetings and storage, WillBees USPS mailing address and oversight, referrals for us for swarm removals, other referrals for general information from the public, and a free booth at the Will County Fair. They have been generous to WillBees without requiring WCFB membership and this is a small gesture to repay a little for a good cause. Former WillBees member Brandon Price was a recipient of one of the scholarships last year. Follow the link to the online auction and bid on our basket (towards the bottom of the items) or any other items to help this good cause.


Introduction to Beekeeping Classes

WillBees Director Beau Wright is offering Introduction to Beekeeping classes.

Topics to include:

  • Safety gear and tools
  • Equipment needed to start
  • How to obtain bees
  • Bee anatomy and colony demographics
  • Different races of honeybees
  • Installation of bees into hive
  • Mock hive inspections
  • Pests to the colony
  • Products of the hive
  • Open discussion of my 6 years experience beekeeping

For more information visit https://www.maplehillfarm1854.com/classes