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:


Date

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location

Maritz in Fenton, MO

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

Ana Heck

Minnesota Bee Lab

Bee Squad Instructor

ANNUAL BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE 2020

About the Beginners’ Beekeeping Course

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.


ANNUAL BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE 2020

About the Experienced Beekeepers’ Course

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.

Registration Information

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.

Doors Open at 7:15 AM for Workshop Check-In

Registration Closes on Feb. 4, 2020

Vendors represented at the workshop will include Dadant & Sons and The Walter T Kelley Company.

EARLY REGISTRATION

BEFORE JAN. 19, 2020


$ 85

/ person

Includes:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Course Materials

Authoritative Reference Book

Beekeeping Periodicals

Equipment Catalogs

REGISTRATION

AFTER JAN. 19, 2020


$ 95

/ person

Includes:

Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Course Materials

Authoritative Reference Book

Beekeeping Periodicals

Equipment Catalogs

Directions

The EMBA Beekeeping Conference will be held at the Maritz Inc. South Campus located in Fenton, Mo.

Maritz

1400 South Highway Drive

Fenton, MO 63026

DON’T MISS THE FRIDAY NIGHT FUN WITH A SOCIAL EVENT FOR NEW & OLD BEES TO MINGLE!

Beekeepers’

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!

Friday, February 7, 2020
Doors Open: 5 PM; Banquet Begins: 7 PM

Held at the Missouri Room on the beautiful Maritz Campus in Fenton, MO

The banquet cost is $30.00 per person.
See below for details.

BUFFET* & CASH BAR

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.

PRESENTATION

There will be an after dinner presentation by one of our workshop speakers.

INDIVIDUAL Q&A

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.