February 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

$30.00 $85.00


Our 2024 Workshop will be held on February 10th, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Aviator Hotel & Conference Center and will provide instruction for beginning and experienced beekeepers. The courses will focus on beekeeping as a craft, and the biology of the honeybee as a super-organism.  Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and a beginning beekeeper's book for those taking the Beginners Course (a $20 book value).

The Beginners Beekeeping Course.  Intended for persons with no prior beekeeping experience. This 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.

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.

Workshop Schedule

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Vendor Show Participants 

Prizes + Raffles + Discounts

  • Complete hive set up from Isabee's
  • 10-frame hive from Apimaye
  • 10-frame pollen trap from Apimaye
  • Observation Hive from Horizontal Bees
  • A nucleus colony from the EMBA
  • A nucleus colony from Via Honeybees
  • 10% discount offered by Hill Co. for any pre-orders made before the workshop, orders will be delivered to the workshop, use code EMBA.  Also 10% off anything displayed at the show.
  • 10% discount, free hive tool, and free shipping for any pre-orders made prior to workshop from Comfort Pro.  You can try on the suit at the vendor show to ensure a perfect fit.  Use this link https://comfortprosuits.com/EMBA/
  • Plastic bottles from B L Plastic Containers
  • Two queens from Cory Stevens, Stevens Bee Company
  • Deep and medium foundation frames and 10 deep and 10 medium hive bodies from Golden Bee
  • Two smokers and two hive tools from Dogwood Ridge Bees
  • NewBee Special from Comfort Pro Suits, includes pants, jacket, fencing, round veil, gloves + introductory beekeeping video
  • 6 frame motorized extractor from HillCo.
  • A queen rearing kit from EZPZ Beekeeping Equipment
  • Frame feeders from Mother Lode Products
  • Plastic honey bottles from Hidden Hollows
  • A full 10-frame, 2 deep hive set up from Better Bee
  • Tool belt from Amish Leather Works
  • A smoker, hive tools, bee brush, and frame holder from Meyers Bees
  • A gift from Shapfield Farms
  • A gift basket from Bee Kind Local Honey + Beeswax Gifts


Please join us for our annual Mardi Gras Banquet, held the night before the 2024 EMBA Beekeeping Workshop.  It's a great kick-off to our beekeeping weekend.  We will have a Mardi Gras themed buffet dinner with cash bar, a fun presentation and prizes!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.

Program for the Evening

6:00 - 7:00  Reception and Cash Bar

  • Enjoy sharing beekeeping stories, asking beekeeping questions and visiting with the workshop faculty

7:00 - 8:00  Welcome and Dinner

  • Featuring a New Orleans inspired menu
  • Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage, Muffuletta’s with Olive Spread, Hushpuppies, Red Beans & Rice (Vegetarian), Sauteed Peppers Zucchini & Onions, Green Salad with Dressings, Creole Chicken Dish, Brownies, and Cheesecake with Praline Sauce.
  • Coffee, Tea, Water, and Soda. Option to purchase drinks from bar.

8:00 - 8:45  Keynote Speaker

  • Michael Chippendale - The Honeybee: 400 Years in the US

8:45 - 9:00   Attendance Prize Drawings

  • Great beekeeping stuff from our vendors

Cash Bar Available  |  Attire: Business Casual Suggested  |  We have the Mardi Gras Beads!



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$30.00 $85.00

February 10

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Aviator Hotel Conference Center

6921 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO, 63125, United States


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(314) 451-2335


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Educating Beekeepers Since 1939

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) is a volunteer-based organization that trains beginning and advanced beekeepers, promotes beekeeping within the region; and provides networking opportunities for beekeepers, old and new. Educating beekeepers for the last 85 years!

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