4/6/22: Today, our guest speaker was Pete Soltesz. Together with his partner, Kim Kulton, they operate Bee All About It. 
Pete's presentation was both very interesting and informative: the importance of bees in agriculture; how bees produce honey; environmental and insect threats to bees; bee hive construction - operation - life cycles. 
There is a huge amount of information available on the internet. A good place to start is with the Illinois State Beekeepers Association: https://www.ilsba.com/