Monday, December 26, 2011

Beginning Beekeeping Workshops in Planning Stages for 2012

The following beekeeping clubs and beekeepers have springtime workshops in the planning stages for the spring of 2012.

January 5 - Valerie and Jim Duever will do an all-day beginners’ workshop at the Great Plains Growers Conference in St Joseph, MO. For more information, email

January 25, February 1 and February 8 - Jefferson County Beekeepers is offering a three-night Beginners’ Beekeeping class. It will be  from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Jefferson County Extension Office in Hillsboro. Cost of the class is $45.00 per person. To register, contact Wanda Kiggans at (636)797-5391.

January 28 - Boone Regional Beekeepers will host a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop in Columbia. Contact Marty Comstock for more information at

February 11 - Eastern Missouri Beekeepers will host its Fifth Annual Beekeepers Workshop in Fenton. It will feature Jennifer Berry, Erin Forbes and Grant Gillard, with instruction for beginners and experienced beekeepers. More at

Feb 24-26 - Three Rivers Beekeepers will hold a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop. More information can be found at

March 17-18 - Three Rivers Beekeepers will hold a Queen Rearing Workshop.  More information can be found at

April 7 - Cory Stevens will host a field day at his queen mating apiary in Dexter. Call 573-225-6935 for more information.

Local Beekeepers Associations

  1. Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks, 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell, Springfield,
  2. Boone Regional Beekeepers Association, 3rd Sunday of month, 3:00 p.m., Columbia Insurance Group, 2102 Whitegate Dr. (back door), Columbia,President Jim Duever 573-254-3373,
  3. Busy Bee Club, 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Cedar County Health Center, Owens Mill Road, Stockton, Neal Lee 417-276-3090 Neil Brunner 314-276-4252,
  4. Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Powder Valley Nature Center 11715 Craigwold Rd., Kirkwood, Bob Sears, President 314-479-9517,
  5. Golden Valley Beekeepers, 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m. (but varies), Henry County Courthouse, Clinton MO, Contact Kathy Murphy 660-678-5171,
  6. Jackson Area Beekeepers, 4th Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., First Pres. of Jackson, 206 E. Washington, Contact Grant Gillard 573-243-6568,
  7. Jefferson County Beekeepers Association, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Hwy B & 21, Jefferson County Extension Center, Hillsboro, Contact Scott Moser 636-285-7295
  8. Joplin Area Beekeepers Association, Last Tue. of each month, 7 pm, SM Bank Community Building (7th and Duquesne Rd), Joplin, Contact Gene Foley 417-624-6831
  9. Mid Missouri Beekeepers, 3rd Sunday of each month, 2 pm, St. James Tourist Ctr., Charlotte Wiggins, President,
  10. Midwestern Beekeepers Association, Nov-March, 2nd Sunday of each month, 2:30 p.m., April-Oct, 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m., (Schedule varies; please call first to confirm.) Bass Pro Shop, Independence, Conservation Room, Andy Nowachek, President 913-438-5397
  11. Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association, Last Tuesday of Month in Quincy, IL, Contact Bernie Andrew 217-938-4975
  12. Missouri Valley Beekeepers Association, 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m., Location varies, call contact number below if unsure, President Calvin Brandt, VP Rodney Angell bee143@fi
  13. Parkland Beekeepers, 3rd Tuesday of month, 7pm, Ozark Federal Savings & Loan, President Bob Brenneke 573-518-1997 or 573-631-2782
  14. Pomme de Terre Beekeepers, 2nd Thursday of each month, 7 pm, Missouri Extension Office, Hermitage, Contact Bessi Shryer 417-745-2527
  15. SEMO Honey Producers, 2nd Thursday of month, Poplar Bluff Extension Office, Contact Ernie Wells 573-429-0222,
  16. South Central Missouri Beekeepers Association, 1st Friday of month, Howell Electric Coop, West Plains, Monty Wiens, President 417 257-3994
  17. Southern MO Beekeepers of Monett “MOBees”), 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., United Methodist Church, Hwy 37 NW of Monett, Leon Riggs, President 417-235-5053
  18. Southwest Missouri Beekeepers Association, 1st Tuesday of month, Neosho High School FFA Building, Contact Glenn W. Smith 417-548-2255
  19. Three Rivers Beekeepers, 3rd Monday of month, University of Missouri Extension, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, Missouri, 7:00 p.m., For info: 2952 Greenleaf Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303,
  20. Northwest Missouri Bee Busters, 1st Monday of odd months, 7:00 p.m., 511 4th Street, Conception Junction, MO 64434, Gerald Auffert, President 660-944-2535
  21. Lake of the Ozarks Beekeepers, 3rd Saturday of month, 1:00 p.m., UMC Extension Office, 100 E. Newton, Versailles MO, Contact Russell Kasnick 573-372-3122

1 comment:

  1. Hi, you have some incorrect info. on the Stockton, MO. Busy Bee groups Neil Brunner contact info. The phone number is 417-276-4252 and email
    thank you.