About Rolla Bee Club
Rolla Bee Club is managed by volunteers David Draker and Charlotte Ekker Wiggins.
Rolla Bee Club was started February 2014 at the request of students from one of Charlotte's basic beekeeping classes. Charlotte agreed to start the club as long as everyone agreed to pitch in and David volunteered. Since then, a number of beekeepers have volunteered to help in a variety of ways and continue to do so, bringing items to share at monthly meetings as well as managing the kitchen.
The club was started with funding through the Bluebird Gardens Charitable Foundation and has since been run as a non-commercial, volunteer, pay as you go, donation-based club with the goal of being a non-profit, education-based organization to benefit area beekeepers.
Rolla Bee Club is an approved Phelps County Master Gardener project for community volunteer hours.
Rolla Bee Club classes are approved continuing education for Phelps County Master Gardeners and Meramec Hills Master Naturalists.
Meeting Clubhouse Rules
We meet at a private clubhouse at Brownwood Estates, 1341 California and are David's guests:
- Please park on the streets and leave neighboring driveways open to access.
- Be respectful of the quiet residential neighborhood where we meet and be mindful of private property rights.
- In case of disturbances during our meetings, permission to be on this private property will be revoked and the involved parties will be asked to leave. If they don't leave, the meeting will be temporarily paused to contact police. The meeting will resume after the parties have been removed.
- Firearms are not allowed on the premises during our meetings.
Email List for Club Meeting Notices
If you are not on our email list, please send us your email and we will be glad to add you to our club meetings email list. Periodically this mailing list is purged of emails from people who don't associate with the club. For more information, call (573) 578-0561 and email rollabees at gmail.com.
Other Missouri Bee Clubs
To find a beekeeping club closer to where you live, check Missouri State Beekeepers Association club list and Missouri State Beekeepers Association centralized meeting and class calendar. Attending club meetings close to where you live will give you pertinent information to your local conditions and help you meet beekeepers in your area.