nature center - bee keeper

LYMAN WOODS APIARY

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!

For in person purchases, please call 630.963.9388, email lymanwoods@dgparks.org or ring the doorbell at the nature center, when you arrive.

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 - SOLD OUT


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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