nature center - bee keeper


Lyman Woods is home to an educational bee apiary and offers a range of beekeeping courses. Honey from Lyman Woods apiary will be available for sale in the fall on a first come first served basis. As well as an educational resource, honey bees are also an essential part of food production - bees are responsible for pollinating about one-third of our food that sustains us.

In 2017, a generous sponsorship from Alter Brewing Company provided the funds for Lyman Woods to install five additional hives to produce honey for an exclusive local beer.

Lyman Woods does not collect bee swarms. For bee swarms/removal, please contact the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association.

Honey Sales

Honey is now for sale at Lyman Woods!

Patrons can purchase their honey Monday through Saturday, 9am-4pm. Only credit card purchases will be accepted at this time. Curbside pickup or front door pickup are available. If picking up curbside, please call 630.963.9388 upon arrival. If participating in front door pick up, please knock to notify staff of your arrival.

8oz bottle - $10

Become a Beekeeper

Lyman Woods offers a range of beekeeping classes, group activities and outreach programs - we'll even bring the bees to you!

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