Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Local Beekeeping Clubs Announce Spring Workshops

Did you know that there are 28 beekeeping clubs across Missouri? Did you know that many of them offer beekeeping workshops?  Below is a listing of beekeeping clubs offering workshops this winter and spring.  Can't find one close to you listed below then check out the full listing of Missouri beekeeping clubs.

Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) will offer its 7th Annual Beekeeping Workshop on Saturday, February 8th, at Maritz in Fenton. This is an all day workshop with tracks for both beginning and experienced beekeepers, led by nationally renowned researchers and educators. Registration opens in December at
Three Rivers Beekeepers will offer its Beginning Beekeeping Workshop on Friday and Saturday, February 7th & 8th, at the University of Missouri Extension Center in St. Peters. Details and registration will available soon at

Quad County Beekeepers will offer a Beginning Beekeepers Workshop on Saturday, March 1 in Troy. Watch for details and registration at

Midwestern Beekeepers will conduct a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop on Saturday, March 8 in Blue Springs. More details will be available soon at

Western Missouri Beekeepers are having beginning beekeeping classes on each Saturday in the month of January.  To be held at the Franklin P Norman Community Center, 200 North Ash, Nevada MO 64772 from 9:30 to noon. Free to the public! Contact Caroline Phillips at for more information.

Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association of the tri-state area will have its beginners beekeeping class on Saturday, March 1, at the U of I extension building, 330 S 36th St., Quincy IL. The one-day class will start at 9:00 am and will end at 3:00. After the class we will be placing orders for package bees and other equipment. Contact Bernie Andrew for further details.

Boone Regional Beekeepers announce the following Saturday workshops:

·       January 25, 2014, 8:30 am to 6:30 pm in Columbia. Presented by Boone Regional Beekeepers Association. Email Marty for more information. Beginning Beekeeping class includes hive building, lunch, honey-themed dinner, membership to both BRBA and the MSBA (restrictions apply) and a raffle drawing for the hive built during class.

·       February 8, 2014 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Columbia Area Career Center. Presented by Jim ‘n’ I Farms. Email Valerie for more information. Cost includes lunch, membership to both BRBA and the MSBA (restrictions apply) and a discount on beekeeping supplies.

·       April 26, 2014 8:30 to 4:30 pm in Marshall, MO, at Saline County Career Center. Presented by Amy Giffen and Jim and Valerie Duever from Boone Regional Beekeepers Association. Email Michelle Hanson for more information. The cost will include lunch, hive building, membership to both BRBA and the MSBA (restrictions apply), and a discount on beekeeping supplies. We also taught a class on Dec 5th in Clinton, and that one filled up. We cap our attendance out at 30 students.

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