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Beekeepers Association
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Rogersville, MO 65742

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:04

Introduction to Beekeeping Class

Spring Field Days, 2014

The first field day to demonstrate the hiving of bee packages (and possibly the splitting of colonies) will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 26th on the grounds of the Darr Agriculture Center in Springfield.  Led by Val Nichols and John Moore.

Subsequent field days are scheduled to demonstrate the inspection of new and established hives.  These field days will be hosted by Jeff Maddox, Roger Caddy,  Bruce Snavely and John Moore and class members are requested to contact them for reservations and directions to their bee yards where the inspections will take place.  Those attending should bring veils or bee suits because they will be getting collective noses into hives to observe the bees.

Jeff Maddox: Saturday, May 3, 1-4 pm.

also Sunday, May 18, in the pm.

Email to Jeff for reservations and directions at


Bruce Snavely: Wednesday, May 17,  1-3 pm

Email to Bruce for reservations and directions at


John Moore: Sunday, May 11, 2-5 pm.

Email John for reservations and directions at


Roger Caddy: Saturday, May 10, 1-3 pm

Email Roger for reservations and directions at

Introduction to Beekeeping

Here are the remaining dates for the Introduction to Beekeeping Class:

April 26th   Fourth class session; field work to be scheduled at Darr Agriculture Campus;  Demonstrations of hiving packages and nuclear colonies of bees; work with mentors; hands on field day.

Please make plans to attend if you have paid to take the beekeeping class this year.
The first class field day has been moved to Saturday, April 26th.  It will begin at 11:00 am.  at the Darr Agricultural campus outside near the Bond Learning Center.  We will be demonstrating the hiving of packages of bees and possibly making up a nuc.  We have our fingers crossed that we have mild, pleasant weather that day.

May  Fifth session; field work to be scheduled by mentors with their student beekeepers in various bee yard locations; Apiary inspections with mentors.  hands on field days (see above)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014  7-9 pm  Sixth session; at Bond Learning Center.  Keeping healthy bees; bee pests and diseases and how to treat them.

August (first half of month)  Seventh session, Field day; harvesting and extraction of honey; preparing for over wintering of bees.

*household = 1 attendee, 1 spouse & minor children age 12~18

Registration is now closed



Website Video Center

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:14

The club has many videos on the website for viewing.  If you look under the "Information Center" menu at the top of the web page, you'll see a drop down menu appear for the video section.  We've got 2 series of videos and an area for general videos and how to's.  One series that is really good is the one done by Dr. Thomas Seeley.  Dr. Seeley is from the University of Cornel has made 10 videos on bee swarming.  I invite everyone check them out.  If you have problems viewing them, you may have to install a video player called quicktime.  This is a free download and you'll see the link appear above the video screen when it comes up.  If you continue to have issues please e-mail me 



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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 January 2011 12:57

If you haven't signed up for the club forums yet, here how to do so.  Click here for instructions.  We hope to see you there.

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