Be a Mo. Master Pollinator Steward
Want to learn how to make a difference about the decline of birds and other pollinators?
Missouri’s Master Pollinator Steward program will be held in Jefferson City, Mo. starting November 4, 2019. The six-course program will be held on Mondays at the Cole County Extension Center and Thursdays at Runge Nature Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $90 per person.
The program includes information on native bees, honey bees, birds and other pollinators and how you can contribute to providing them, and us, a healthier environment. Register online and call 573-634-2824 (M-F 8AM to 4:30PM) or Coleco@missouri.edu (M-F 8AM to 4:30PM) to register.
You can also host a program in your area, here’s how. Why bugs matter.
Missouri State Beekeepers Association Fall 2019 Conference
MOBERLY, Mo. – Dr. Krispn Givens, Purdue University, will be among the Missouri State Beekeepers Association October 18-19, 2019 fall conference at Moberly Community College (north of Columbia.) Dr. Riven is an apiculture specialist at Purdue University's Department of Entomology in West Lafayette, Indiana. Krispn started breeding bees more than 25 years ago and was instrumental in developing the new (varroa) "mite-bitter" bee strain.
Peter Borst is president of the Finger Lakes Bee Club and has retired from Cornell University, where he was senior apiarist at Cornell's Dyce Lap for Honey Bee Studies. He worked as a New York State apiary inspector from 2006 to 2008.
Casey Berthoud is Missouri's Quails Forever and Pheasants Forever state coordinator. He oversees 16 biologists and the Missouri for Monarchs coordinator. These organizations work together with the Missourians for Monarchs Collaborative as well as local chapters to keep 100 % of locally-raised funds spent locally.
Charlotte Ekker Wiggins is also Missouri State Beekeepers Association partnership liaison and will be teaching a breakout session October 19, 2019 on How to Start a Bee Club.
More details including registration at Missouri State Beekeepers Association.
Rolla Bee Club 2020 Beginning and Second Year Classes
Rolla Bee Club will host two beginning beekeeping classes Saturday, January 25, 2020 and Saturday, February 14, 2020 at Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo. Cost is $75 per person and will include class materials, lunch and refreshments.
A Second Year Beekeeping Class is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 also at Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo. Cost is $75 and will include class materials, lunch and refreshments as well.
To pre-register for any of these classes, and to get a gift certificate if you want to give the gift of a class, email email@example.com and call (573) 578-0561.
From a Rolla Bee Club spring 2019 class:
"Charlotte, I cannot thank you and your team enough for a FABULOUS class on Saturday. All of your knowledge and passion is astounding!! Not only that, but you have put together a very educational class that is well thought out, touches on so much, moves expediently, breaks in the right places-it couldn’t be better! Thank you very much! We are very excited about beginning our beekeeping experience." MBH