Overview: Programs & Events

Workshops and field days are scheduled throughout the season and are announced on the website. View our calendar for additional events that are currently scheduled.

Monthly Club Meetings

Monthly Club Meetings take place regularly on the second Wednesday of every month except February, August & December. Meetings are open to the public.

Main Events By Month

We’re always buzzing around! Whether it’s educational or social, we pride ourselves on putting on great programs for our members.

FEBRUARY

EMBA Annual Beekeeping Workshop 

Offers courses of instruction for beginners and experienced beekeepers at Maritz in Fenton, MO. The courses will focus on beekeeping as a craft, and the biology of the honeybee as a super-organism.

The Beginners Beekeepers’ course is intended for persons with no prior beekeeping experience. The class will cover all aspects of basic beekeeping to prepare students to start beekeeping in the spring.

The Experienced Beekeepers’ course will be tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers and will place special emphasis on biology, queen rearing, swarming, and colony behavior.

To support new beekeepers, the EMBA sponsors cooperative purchasing of complete beginners’ equipment kits, nucleus colonies, and queens for delivery in the spring, along with field workshops throughout the season at the Club’s teaching apiary in Creve Coeur, MO.

Darkened auditorium with stage highlighted and speaker on stage running slide presentation
People sitting in an auditorium at an EMBA conference
APRIL

Nuc and Queen Pick Up

Nucs and queens ordered through the February workshop and online ordering are available for pick-up. Location, dates and times will be announced.

AUGUST

Honey Removal Workshop & Extractaganza

This is a two (2) day event. On Saturday, the newbies come and learn to remove honey supers, uncap honey and use and extractor using honey supers from the club apiary.

On Sunday, members have the opportunity to bring up to four (4) of their own supers of honey and use the equipment needed to extract their honey. Picnic lunch served. Held at Camp Wyman in Eurkea, MO. If

Man using a hot knife to remove cappings that bees put over the honey once it is ready for storage. He is working over a large white tub uncapping station that has a piece of wood across it to hold the frame up while he removes the cappings wax. Lady on the right is watching him to learn how to uncap the honey frames.
AUGUST

State Fair Honey Competition

Members package their honey and hive products to be entered in the yearly honey competition at the Missouri State Fair.

Jars of honey with first, second and third ribbons attached to them from a competition at the Missouri State Fair
AUGUST

EMBA Day at the Missouri State Fair

Members volunteer to staff the Missouri State Beekeepers Booth spreading information about honey bees and selling honey.

EMBA members working the EMBA booth at the Missouri State Fair
EMBA members tasting recipes made with honey at the EMBA Cooking Competition held each year in November
NOVEMBER

Cooking Competition

EMBA members provide products made with honey as their main source of sweetener to the meeting and items are judge by local culinary students and Director of the Culinary Program. Ribbons and monetary prizes awarded in four (4) categories for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Takes place during the monthly club meeting.

DECEMBER

Holiday Party

EMBA members gather together to celebrate the holidays in style.  Stories from the beekeeping season are shared.

EMBA members seated around tables at the annual EMBA holiday party

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We can’t wait to meet you! By joining the EMBA you help support bees and beekeeping programs in the St. Louis Region. Membership has many benefits and you can take advantage of these by paying a low annual fee of $10 for individuals and $15 for families. 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

$10

ANNUALLY

Access to Exclusive Web Content

Access Cooperative Purchasing

Event & Program Discounts

Use of Club Equipment

Access to Club Library

Mentorship Program Eligibility

Receive Monthly Newsletter

Member Only Social Events

And More!

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

$15

ANNUALLY

Access to Exclusive Web Content

Access Cooperative Purchasing

Event & Program Discounts

Use of Club Equipment

Access to Club Library

Mentorship Program Eligibility

Receive Monthly Newsletter

Member Only Social Events

And More!