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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.
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.
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 GoIBA@yahoo.com
This is what the IBA is all about.........education 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.
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
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
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!
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The Illiana Beekeepers Alliance is an all inclusive and education based club focused on applying science, technology, and mentoring to create and maintain generations of innovative, knowledgeable beekeepers; making better beekeepers through mentor-ship to improve local bee stock.