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

Lyman Woods' Local Honey is available again for sale online and in-person!

Honey may be picked up or purchased in-person Tuesday - Saturday from 9am - 4pm during our hours of operation.

Honey is available in 8oz. bottles for $10/each. No limit on quantity per purchase! Our local honey would make a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift, so get yours soon while supplies last. Credit card transactions only.

8oz bottle - $10

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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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