Speaking About Honey Bees

DSC_0685Bill Whitney, the owner of “City Bee Savers”, is a master bee keeper who has kept honey bees for over 20 years. He is deeply concerned for the future of these magnificent creatures. The vulnerability of the bees has prompted him to become a certified member of the Illinois queen rearing initiative. This group is developing a superior honey bee suited for the rigors of Illinois. Bill can be found talking to garden clubs about planting for pollinators,or teaching bee keeping classes in the community centers or mentoring families as they learn to care for their bees. He is a wealth of knowledge and would love to share what he knows  just for your asking.

The recipe for a successful honey bee lecture and/or beekeeping class:

20 plus years – keeping bee

30 plus years – creating art and animation for corporate presentations

1 semi-truck load – of excitement and passion for all things growing and buzzing

A few pictures of Bill’s gardens


DSC_0331 DSC_0323 DSC_0327Everyone who knows Bill Whitney knows he loves learning and experimenting with gardens and honey bees but most of all they know he loves to share his knowledge with everyone he meets. If you are a garden club, gardening center, community center, school, or learning center and what to know more about a Bill Whitney presentation send us a note and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Each presentation is tailored to your interests and will be as detailed or as general as you’d like. As an artist and professional he understand how to keep your audience engaged and entertained.


Possible topics:

  • An Introduction to Beekeeping
  • The History of Beekeeping
  • Your first Year as a Beekeeper
  • Planting For Honey Bees
  • Beekeeping and Gardening
  • Brewing Mead at Home
  • Threats Challenging Honey Bees

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