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Sat, Jan 18


Animal Science Research Center

BRBA Annual Beginning Beekeeping Class

Learn how to manage honey bees from the experienced beekeepers of the Boone Regional Beekeepers Association. GPMB Certified Apprentice Level

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BRBA Annual Beginning Beekeeping Class
BRBA Annual Beginning Beekeeping Class

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Animal Science Research Center, 920 East Campus Drive, Columbia, MO 65201, USA

About the Event


Through a partnership with the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program, Boone Regional Beekeepers presents a beginner class that will start you on the journey to become a beekeeper and complete the Great Plains Master Beekeeping (GPMB) program.

Workshop is held on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the Animal Science Research Center with accessible accommodations and free parking. The event has a snow date of January 25th, 2010  and notifications are sent by email and on our Facebook page.

The the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program ( by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is focused on increasing:

"the amount of well educated beekeepers, to provide beekeepers with resources to continue their education and to help others become advocates for bees.

Whether a student never keeps bees, owns just a few hives, and even if they become a large commercial operation; the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program will provide the student with the resources he or she needs to succeed in the ever changing world of keeping bees."

No previous beekeeping experience necessary! This introductory class teaches the basics of selecting a location, obtaining bees, hive assembly of a Langstroth hive and what can happen during the first year.  

The course agenda covers the following subjects:

  • Bee Biology 
  • Diseases and Pests 
  • Equipment and Clothing 
  • Hive Building (two hives built by all attendees)
  • Location Planning 
  • Obtaining Bees 
  • Maintenance Calendar 

Students will receive:

  • Beekeeping Book 
  • Beekeeping Reference Guide 
  • Attendance to the  "Working with Package Bees" session held in April.
  • 1 Year Membership to Boone Regional Beekeepers Association 
  • Lunch 
  • Snacks

Attendees who attend the complete session will be eligible for drawings for various items including a complete assembled beehive!

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