Annual Beekeeping Workshop
Are you interested in beekeeping? Do you have bees already?
The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association offers a state-of-the-art Beekeeping Workshop with Sessions for both Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers.
Held each year in February, the EMBA Annual Workshop
is an event you don’t want to miss!
The Annual Beekeeping Workshop Offers
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.
To Support New Beekeepers
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.
The Beginners Beekeepers’ Course
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
Tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers and will place special emphasis on biology, queen rearing, swarming, and colony behavior.
Interested in attending?
SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON THE 2020 CONFERENCE:
Prominent Honey Bee Scientists & Beekeeping Experts to Present Courses
Visiting faculty leading the workshops include:
- Leading Beekeeping Educators
- Honey Bee Research Scientists
- Authors from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab
Becky Masterman, PhD
University of Minnesota
Bee Lab Team Leader
Minnesota Bee Lab
Bee Squad Instructor
Intended for novice beekeepers or persons with no prior beekeeping experience. The class will cover all aspects of basic beekeeping to prepare students to start beekeeping in 2020.
Beginners will learn the nuts and bolts of beekeeping, including:
- honeybee biology;
- beekeeping equipment;
- performing hive inspections;
- how to order equipment and bee packages; and
- what to expect in the first year of beekeeping.
Beginners will leave the workshop with everything they need to know to get started with new hives this spring. In addition, EMBA coordinates seasonal workshops and field days led by experienced members to help at every major turning point in the first year of beekeeping. EMBA supports beginner beekeepers with a broad program that includes educational and social events and coop purchasing of complete beginners’ equipment kits and nucleus honey bee colonies for delivery in the spring, and open hive instructional workshops during the season at the Club’s teaching apiary in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers and will place special emphasis on colony health and behavior.
More information coming soon as speakers are confirmed.
A Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks are included in the registration fee. Please indicate special dietary requests on your registration.
Registration packets include course materials, an authoritative reference book, beekeeping periodicals, and equipment catalogs.
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks
Authoritative Reference Book
DON’T MISS THE FRIDAY NIGHT FUN WITH A SOCIAL EVENT FOR NEW & OLD BEES TO MINGLE!
Mardi Gras Banquet
The Friday evening before the Saturday workshop, EMBA hosts the Beekeeper’s Mardi Gras Banquet to kick off our beekeeping weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope you’ll join us!
We’ll have a Mardi Gras themed buffet dinner with a cash bar.
*We are sorry, but we are not able to guarantee special dietary requests at this event, however there will be many choices at the buffet.
MEET & GREET
Beginners and Experienced beekeepers join together to talk about bees and beekeeping.
There will be an after dinner presentation by one of our workshop speakers.
NewBees can use this evening to meet experienced beekeepers and get their questions answered on a one on one basis.
We hope all our workshop attendees will join us for this wonderful start to a great weekend. Everyone is welcome at the banquet!
To Note: You do not have to attend the workshop to come to the banquet. Many spouses enjoy the banquet, but do not attend the workshop.
If you need further information please feel free to contact us.