Beekeeper’s Mardi Gras Banquet
Friday, February 8th
6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
to be held in The Missouri Room on the beautiful Maritz Campus
The banquet cost is $30.00 per person.
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
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:
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
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 banquet cost is $30.00 per person.
Pick the BANQUET ONLY option on the registration drop down menu
This is a follow-up meeting to the February 10th Beginners Workshop. This meeting focuses on the Newbees, we will discuss where do you go from here. Much of the meeting will be spent answering questions that the new beekeepers have. Experienced club members are encouraged to attend to help answer the questions. Honey Bee Nuc Colonies, Reference Books & Club Memberships will be sold at this meeting. Doors open at 6:30.
All beginners are strongly urged to attend this beginners’ orientation to be held in the O auditorium of the Monsanto Creve Coeur Campus at the intersection of North Lindbergh Blvd. & Olive Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce and discuss the Club’s programs for beginners, and help beginners prepare to receive and take care of their nucleus colonies. We will cover in depth important issues such as site selection, hive stand construction, and early feeding and colony care.
Members who attend this workshop may order nucleus honey bee colonies in advance of the online sale.
Online nuc orders will open the following day (February 21st) and will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis.
Honey Bee Nuc Colonies (include a queen and five frames of brood/honey/pollen). $185/each Limit: 2 per membership
Location of the Beginner’s Follow-Up Meeting
Monsanto’s Creve Coeur campus
Located at 800 N.Lindbergh Blvd. & Olive Blvd.
Follow the signs to the R Visitor’s parking lot or W1 parking lot.
Enter Building R through the front doors.
You will be directed to the O auditorium.
The Club has ordered Minnesota Hygienic Italian queens from Avoyelles Honey Co., Moreauville,
Louisiana, for TENTATIVE delivery at The Danforth Plant Science Center on Saturday, April 6th or 13th 2019
subject to weather delays.
The price of a queen is $25, there is a limit of four (4) queens per membership.
You must be an EMBA member to order queens.
Nucs include a queen, do not order a queen to put in your nuc.
If you would like to order more than 4 queens please email [email protected] and we will check with the supplier to see if we can increase the club order to accommodate your needs.
Nucleus Honey Bee Colonies for Sale
EMBA has made arrangements for Club Members to order nucleus bee colonies (“nucs”) to start or improve their apiary. The Nucs that the Club has reserved are a five-frame starter colony from Merrimack Valley Apiaries. The supplier’s breeder queens and drone pool consist of mite-resistant, hybrid Italian-Carniolian stock supplied by Latshaw Apiaries, the USDA, Baton Rouge Lab Varroa Sensitive Hygienic (VSH) program, Miksa Honey Farms, and Minnesota Hygienic queen breeders. Each nuc will have about three pounds of bees, including a young, laying queen, three frames of brood in all stages, and two frames of honey and pollen in a light-weight, five-frame, wooden box. Nucs will be treated for mites prior to delivery.
Delivery is TENTATIVELY planned for Saturday morning, April 21st. The firm delivery date & time will be announced in a subsequent notice to members. You MUST pick up your orders on the designated pick up day & time. You will receive more information once your order is in place. Delivery dates are dependent on the weather and may be adjusted based on the weather our supplier is experiencing.
The price of a nuc is $185, which includes delivery to St. Louis, pickup location to be determined. There is a limit of two (2) nucs per membership.
Ordering for nucs will start online February 22nd and end when sold out. The ordering will be through the “Store” option under the “Member” tab on the club’s website www.easternmobeekeepers.com (you will need to know your user ID and password for the club website to order online.) All online orders will need to be paid for with a credit or debit card when the order is placed (checks will only be accepted for nuc orders at the Beginner’s Meeting Wednesday, February 21st from 6:30-9:00) If there are unsold nucs when ordering closes, the Club will notify members and ordering will reopen giving members the opportunity to purchase more than 2 colonies.