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Beekeeping Workshops

We host both educational classroom sessions and field workshop days throughout the year. The EMBA has a teaching bee yard (apiary) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Olive & Lindbergh). This teaching bee yard allows the Club to provide hands-on demonstrations and educational workshops for beekeepers of all skill levels. 

For information on how to join Open Apiary days with the Great Plains Master Beekeeping, click the link below.



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Spring Management

Workshops are held 1-3 times a year. The first of these workshops is used to manage the hives at Danforth in early spring for the upcoming population buildup. 

This workshop is usually reserved for beekeepers that have overwintered colonies and is connected to the queen delivery day in early April. Assessing colony strength, dividing colonies, making up nucs, and introducing queens are some of the topics covered. 

Details about this workshop will be communicated at the monthly meeting and via email. Volunteers to assist are always needed and welcome. Protective clothing required to enter the bee yard. 

Questions about this workshop can be directed to 314-451-2335.

Nuc + Queen Pickup

Nucs and queens ordered through the February workshop and online ordering are available for pick-up. Location, dates and times will be announced.



Honey Extractaganza

This is a two day event. On Saturday, the newbies learn how to remove honey supers, uncap honey and extract. Protective clothing required when in bee yard.

On Sunday, members have the opportunity to bring up to four of their own supers of honey and use the club equipment to extract their honey.

MO State Fair

Members package their honey and hive products to be entered in the yearly honey competition at the Missouri State Fair.

Members also volunteer to staff the Missouri State Beekeepers Booth spreading information about honey bees and selling honey.


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