Slide Presentations from EMBA Events

Masterman & Heck EMBA Beginner Course 2017

Pest & Pathogen ID & Monitoringby Dan Thurston at 2017 EMBA Workshop

Integrated Pest Management & Cultural Control by Dan Thurston 2017 EMBA Workshop

Tech Transfer Report 2016 by Dan Thurston at 2017 EMBA…

July and August Hive Management in St. Louis

Download this information  July and August Management 2015, Rev.1[1]
Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
July and August Colony Management
July, 2015


 Introduction and Resources
July marks the start of fall preparations, for honey bees and beekeepers. We recommend that newbees thoroughly review summer and early fall management in the customary reference books, and…

April Hive Management


April Hive Management in St. Louis
Ted Jansen and Bob Sears

Spring in St. Louis offers the hobbyist beekeeper a variety of approaches to managing colonies. The first section of this handout discusses five common spring colony conditions, and the range of options for responding to each condition. The second section discusses alternative approaches to dealing…

Seasonal Beekeeping Information

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Learn what hive management EMBA recommends to keep your bees happy &am…

February Hive Management

Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
Late Winter and Early Spring Hive Management in St. Louis

Warm Day Inspections

Inspect the hive interior briefly on a sunny day, when the temperature at the hive entrance is at least 50 degrees F. Look for frames of brood, and stores of honey and pollen. If all are present, the colony is fundamentally sound. Do not disrupt the brood spher…

Member Event Registration

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EMBA Mentee Registration
EMBA Swarm List…

EMBA Beginner’s Workshop Follow-Up Meeting

On Wednesday, February 18th from 6:30-9:00 EMBA will hold a follow-up meeting to the February 7th Beginners Workshop.  This meeting focuses on the Newbees, we will discuss where do you go from here. Much of the meeting will be spent answering questions that the new beekeepers have.  Experienced club members are encouraged to attend to help answer the questions.  Honey Bee Nuc Colonies,…

2015 Queen Orders

The Club has ordered Minnesota Hygienic Italian queens from Avoyelles Honey Co., Moreauville,
Louisiana, for delivery at The Danforth Plant Science Center on Saturday, April 4, 2015
subject to weather delays.

Queens will go on sale to EMBA members on February 19th thru March 7th online.
The price of a queen is $25, there is a limit of four (4) queens per membership.

Nucs include a…

2015 Nuc Orders

Nucleus Honey Bee Colonies for Sale

EMBA has made arrangements for Club Members to order nucleus bee colonies (“nucs”) to start or improve their apiary. The Nucs that the Club has reserved are a five-frame starter colony from Merrimack Valley Apiaries. The supplier’s breeder queens and drone pool consist of mite-resistant, hybrid Italian-Carniolian stock supplied by Latshaw Apiaries, t…


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