Bring Your Family To Meet Ours!
The Family Beekeepers of Illinois is dedicated to the inclusion of all peoples in the world of beekeeping. We endeavor to include all families and individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us in the effort to promote the proliferation of honeybees and other essential pollinators in the central Illinois area.
Sharing The Joy
Have you always wanted to explore beekeeping?
We are always open to new members. Contact us to help you get started.
We hold regular meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Taylorville, IL 4-H Christian County Extension Office at 1120 N Webster St, Taylorville, IL
Come visit us!
We are proud to bring beekeeping education and to support one another in learning and teaching. We embrace established beekeeping practices and help you keep abreast of the latest news in the field.
For The Love Of Family And Honeybees
Why We Are Different
From the very beginning, we designed our structure to be friendly and non-assuming. We know that beginning beekeeping can be intimidating and frustrating. It can also be a challenge to even the most seasoned beekeeper. We want to change all of that.
We learn, teach, and act as a family. We welcome men, women, and youths of all backgrounds to add their own special vieszpoints and experiences to our collective knowledge. We believe that beekeeping should be a fun and prosperous adventure on which we embark together.
Our Latest Work
Since beekeeping is an ever-evolving art, our monthly meetings always provide a fresh lecture every month.
We hold beginer beekeeping classes in January and February of each year.
We hold an annual Christmas party and gift giveaway. Come join us!
Main topics included overwintering nucs using the Michael Palmer method and the annual election of Officers.
A Special Treat
We have partnered with the Christian County Historical Society to educate visitors about the James C. Morrison Bee Castle built in 1880.
You can read about it online at the CCHS website.