McHenry County 4-H Just Wing It Pollinator Guest Speaker Presenation 1/30/22


“Just Wing It” Pollinator Club presentation Sunday, January 30 at 2:30 on ZOOM!  This event is open to ALL 4-H members & families and non-member youth & families! 

"Just Wing It" Pollinator 4-H SPIN Club Presents...

Special Guest speaker: Tim Wilbanks

  • January 30, 2022 at 2:30pm
  • Via ZOOMregister to receive the link in the confirmation email

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Just Wing It Pollinator Club is inviting YOU for this special presentation with Tim Wilbanks, 5th generation beekeeper.  Attend to learn more about Beekeeping and to find out more about joining the Pollinator SPIN Club.  This invitation is extended to current 4-H members and non-members, and those that might be interested in joining 4-H through this 4-H SPIN Club.  Invite your friends to register for this special presentation!


Tim Wilbanks, owner of Heritage Honeybee, is a fifth generation beekeeper. He grew up in Claxton, Georgia working in his family’s commercial package and queen rearing business, The Wilbanks Apiaries, Inc.. He has a first-hand understanding of the time, effort, and dedication that goes into raising quality queens and producing healthy bees for all beekeepers, from hobbyists to commercial levels.  He is an active member of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association, the Iowa Honey Producers Association, and the American Beekeeping Federation.

Tim and his wife, Sarah, founded Kalona Honey Company in 2013 in Southeastern Iowa. In 2016, Tim acquired Lee Heine’s package bee distribution business, which led to relocating the primary family residence to Southeastern Wisconsin, and Heritage Honeybee was born.

Contact Randy Mead or Michele Marcangelo if you have any questions about the presentation or joining the Pollinator SPIN Club!

For more information about the McHenry County 4-H program, contact Michele Aavang at or click the McHenry County 4-H Information link.