Sustainability Center



Kim Hankins (815) 479-7765

Green Noncredit Workshops

Green noncredit workshops

Green Programs

for home owners, natural area stewards, nature interpreters

A sampling of MCC's green noncredit offerings

Seven Ways to Raise a Queen

  • March 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Course Code Number: NPG S83 005
  • Fee: $22
  • Location: A102, MCC

The number of small-scale beekeepers is increasing and the demand for locally raised queen bees is growing. Purchased queens are often raised in areas of Africanized Honeybees or come from migratory bee operations where dangerous viruses are exchanged. This course will give you information and seven simple methods of raising healthy honeybee queens. With a few insights and a small amount of equipment, the backyard beekeeper can raise locally adapted queens from bee stock with a great record of winter survival, good temperament, and excellent honey production. Raise a Queen! Call (815) 455-8588 to register or register online.

Natural Wonders of McHenry County

  • May 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Course Code Number: NST S35 009
  • Fee: $59
  • Location: Departs MCC

Springs, fens, creeks and eskers, oh my! McHenry County abounds with natural wonders, many of which are located on private property. Join The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for an exclusive tour of several private properties where the landowners care for some of these precious resources. Lunch provided. Hiking across uneven, hilly terrain required. Bus departs from MCC. Call (815) 455-8588 to register or register online.

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