February Monthly Meeting

February 14, 2023 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
EMBA and St. Louis Beekeepers are pleased to welcome Pat Ward Retired Director of the Missouri Arboretum at Northwest Missouri State University & owner/operator Happy Hollow Nursery.Pat and his wife Barb run up to 12 colonies themselves. and are founding members of the Apple Creek Beekeepers Club which meets in Jacksonville, Illinois.Northwest Missouri State University & owner/operator Happy Hollow NurseryPat will talk about the favored plants bees visit for pollen and nectar; where to find these plants and how well they grow in the Midwest. Both native and introduced species will be discussed.Pat and Barb Ward live on nearly 50 acres in southern Morgan County, Illinois. In 1979 Pat started Jacksonville (Illinois) Landscape Nursery and subsequently Happy Hollow Nursery. Pat recently retired as Director of the Missouri Arboretum at Northwest Missouri State University.Pat is an avid birder, leading bird tours throughout the Unities States and in other countries. In recent years, Pat and Barb have been making maple syrup. They are able to tap about 200 trees on their property.

Join us at our monthly meetings to learn more about bees and beekeeping. Meetings are FREE!


February 14, 2023

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm


Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Auditorium

11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO, 63122, United States


EMBA & St. Louis Beekeepers



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