Dave Tarpy Speaking

12th 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

Sessions for both Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers

Saturday, February 9, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

1400 South Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63026

Prominent Honey Bee Scientists and Beekeeping Experts to Present Courses for

Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers

Leading beekeeping educators, honey bee research scientists and authors from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, Bee Culture magazine, Agriculture Canada Beaverlodge Research Farm, and Oregon State University will be among the visiting faculty leading the workshops.

Instructors will include Kim Flottum, author and Senior Editor of Bee Culture magazine, Stephen Pernal, PhD., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s lead scientist specializing in honey bee research, Andony Melathopoulos, PhD., extension pollinator specialist at Oregon State University,  Becky Masterman, PhD, University of Minnesota Bee Lab Team Leader, Ana Heck, Minnesota Bee Lab Bee Squad Instructor

 The Beginners’ Beekeeping Course 

Is 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 2018.  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.

Experienced Beekeepers’ Course
will be tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers and will place special emphasis on colony health and behavior.


** 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 a.m. for workshop check-in

Early Registration  $85.00  

Registration fee after 1/20/19  $95.00

Registration Closes February 4th, 2019

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

Directions to the Workshop

Beekeepers’ Mardi Gras Banquet

The evening before the workshop EMBA hosts the Beekeeper’s Mardi Gras Banquet to be held in The Missouri Room on the beautiful Maritz Campus

The Beekeepers’ Mardi Gras Banquet is held on Friday night before the EMBA Annual Beekeeping Workshop and is a great kick off to our beekeeping weekend.  We will have a Mardi Gras themed buffet dinner with a cash bar.  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 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.  You do not have to attend the workshop to come to the banquet.  Many spouses enjoy the banquet but do not attend the workshop. 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.  If you need further information please contact us at info@easternmobeekeepers.com

The banquet cost is $30.00 per person. 

Pick the BANQUET ONLY option on the registration drop down menu

To register for the banquet Click Here



Questions? Email info@easternmobeekeepers.com or call 314-669-1828.