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 taught by professional beekeeping instructors for both Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers.


We had an exciting 2022 workshop with over 150 attendees.

Hope you'll join us again next year!

Another great year of learning COMING FEBRUARY 2023!


PLEASE NOTE FOR 2022:

The 2022 Workshop will be held online via Zoom instead of

in-person, as in previous years, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

We hope to see you on-screen to while our professional guest speakers present

this valuable information to Beginner and Experienced Beekeepers!

Beginners Sessions – Sat, 2/5/22

Session Titles

  • Introduction to Bees
  • Bringing the Bees Home
  • Becoming a Beekeeper
  • Responsible Beekeeping
  • Bringing it All Together

Experienced Sessions – Sat, 2/12/22

Session Titles

  • Queen Marking and Understanding Queen Events
  • Honey Bee Nutritional Needs and Habitat Planning
  • Helping Your Colony Survive and Thrive
  • Honey Bee Pests and Diseases
  • Integrated Pest Management for Varroa

8:45 AM – 3:30 PM Each Day

One $20 registration fee will grant access to both days

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. 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.

Darkened auditorium with stage highlighted and speaker on stage running slide presentation
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 2022 CONFERENCE:


Date

Beginners: Sat., Feb. 5, 2022

Experienced: Sat., Feb. 12, 2022

Time

8:45 AM – 3:30 PM

Location

Online via ZOOM

Prominent Honey Bee Scientists &

Beekeeping Experts to Present Courses

Experienced Course Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda

Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Tennessee

Mary Reed

Chief Apiary Inspector of the Texas Apiary Inspection Service


Beginners Course Faculty

Bridget Mendel Lee

Bee Lab Team Leader,

University of Minnesota

Becky Masterman, PhD.,

Bee Squad Instructor,

University of Minnesota

Ana Heck

Apiculture Extension Educator,

Michigan State University Extension

ANNUAL BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE 2022

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 2022.


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.

We suggest that beginners order the following book for reference:

First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane

Below is a link to purchase the book, but you can purchase from where ever you buy books.


ANNUAL BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE 2022

About the Experienced Beekeepers' Course

Tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers, this course is intended for hobbyist, sideliner, and commercial beekeepers. The course will place special emphasis on hive management and improving honey bee health.

Instructors for the experienced beekeepers course will include Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Tennessee, and Mary Reed, Chief Apiary Inspector for the Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS).

Registration Information

The 2022 Workshop will be held online via Zoom instead

of in-person, as in previous years, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Webinars begin at 8:45 AM Central Time

Please register in advance

$20 includes either or both sessions

REGISTRATION

VIA ZOOM ONLINE


$ 20

/ person

Includes:

Webinar for Beginner Course (2/5/22),

Experience Course (2/12/22) or Both Courses

CANCELLED FOR 2022 – HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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!

Cancelled for 2022 – Hope to see you next year!
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.
A woman and man dressed up in festive clothing for the EMBA Mardi Gras Banquet
EMBA members at the Mardi Gras Banquet wearing beads and festive decor on the tables
Two women dressed up in Mardi Gras attire at the EMBA Mardi Gras Banquet

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.