Traveling Library Educational Display


For the Love of Bees!

The Illiana Beekeepers Alliance has several traveling displays that share the many facets of beekeeping.  The focus of our club is to educate beekeepers and the public of the benefit of honey bees and native pollinator conservation. Our team will quickly and neatly set up the display and promptly remove it on schedule.


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A clean and organized display generates a lot of interest.  Our displays have all of the typical items used in beekeeping and some wonderful image of bees, the inside of their homes, and even an actual hive.....bees not include!  You can also schedule an actual beekeeper as a guest speaker in advance free of charge, we just ask for an audience of 10 people or more.  


Wow the patrons of the library!

There are so many interesting aspects to the art and hobby of beekeeping that people are often amazed at how captivating this can become.  We encourage planting native pollinator plants, raising local bees that may be more hardy, and harvesting the bounty of bees, which includes: honey, pollen, propolis, wax, and royal jelly.

To schedule a display at your library email us at

Illiana Beekeepers Alliance Lending Library of education,  Northwest Indiana, Northeast Illinois

Illiana Beekeepers Alliance Lending Library

Illiana Beekeepers Alliance Lending Library

This is what the IBA is all on every level and related topic!  With the implementation of the club library, we saw the opportunity to select books you were interested in.

Here is how the lending library works.

  1. Your club membership must be kept current.
  2. Present a $10 security deposit to the club librarian.
  3. The Librarian will assist setting up your library account online.
  4. From there, you are free to check out books, one per month and must be returned at the next meeting.
  5. When you are done using the library, you can request a refund of your deposit

We also appreciate beekeeping books (& related)  that are donated.

Here is a list of books currently in our library as of January 20th, 2020 that you can enjoy:

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

A Bee Is Born

ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees, The

Bee Book, The

Bee Sex Essentials

BeeCabulary Essentials

Beehive Alchemy

Beekeeper's Field Guide, The

Beekeeper's Handbook, The

Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

Biology: Understanding Life

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

Complete Book of Pruning, The

Complete Gardener Perennials

Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics Farming), The

Garden Plants For Honey Bees

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition

Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary, 3rd Edition

Honeybee Democracy

Increase Essentials

Insect, Disease & Weed Id Guide: Find-It-Fast Organic Solutions for Your Garden

Keeping Bees And Making Honey

Mead and Honey Wine - A Comprehensive Guide

Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators

Practical Beekeeper Volume III, The

Practical Manual of Beekeeping: How to Keep Bees and Develop Your Full Potential as an Apiarist, A

Queen Rearing Essentials


Raising Honeybees Without Chemicals Everything You Need to Know and Nothing More Options

Reader's Digest 1001 Hints & Tips For Your Garden

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health (Storey's Guide to Raising)

Swarm Essentials: Ecology, Management, Sustainability

The Backyard Beekeeper

The Rooftop Beekeeper

Wildflowers (Time-Life Complete Gardener)

We take requests for books too!  Feel free to ask the Librarian for certain books as we continue to build the library. 

A special thank you to Will County Beekeepers Association because that's where this idea came from!