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
- Introduction to Bees
- Bringing the Bees Home
- Becoming a Beekeeper
- Responsible Beekeeping
- Bringing it All Together
Experienced Sessions – Sat, 2/12/22
- 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
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.
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:
Prominent Honey Bee Scientists &
Beekeeping Experts to Present Courses
Experienced Course Faculty
Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda
Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Tennessee
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
Apiculture Extension Educator,
Michigan State University Extension
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.
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).
The 2022 Workshop will be held online via Zoom instead
of in-person, as in previous years, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
VIA ZOOM ONLINE
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!
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!
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.
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.