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We are Three Rivers Beekeepers

We are a fast-growing beekeeping club located in St. Peters, Missouri. Three Rivers Beekeepers’ mission is to provide fresh, creative and inspiring educational programs with a refreshing atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. We inform our local communities about honey bee and beekeeping-related issues while providing a source of information about our industry and hobby.

We serve beekeepers from the eastern Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin, Warren, Montgomery, and Pike, in addition to many western Illinois counties around the St. Louis region.

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Why are we called Three Rivers Beekeepers?

Our club headquarters is located only a few miles from three of the most important agricultural rivers in North America. The Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers flow nearby. As a result, our fertile soil supports a rich array of crops. Since honey bees are vital to our farms, without honey bee pollination, agriculture here would fail. To this end, Three Rivers Beekeepers is committed to conservation and a healthy honey bee population!

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The Benefits of Local Honey

Local Honey for saleBuying local honey promotes the health of our ecosystem in a major way! Bees pollinate local plant life, which in turn becomes a vital link in crop production.  Also, honey is used for cooking and is known for many health benefits. Beekeepers work diligently to ensure the health of our local bees, and you can support them by buying local, delicious honey.

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Community Outreach and Education

bee in comb iconThree Rivers Beekeepers reaches out to the local community. To this end, we educate school classes, garden clubs, scouts, and other community organizations about bees and beekeeping. If your organization would like to learn about bees or beekeeping, contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange a visit from one of our education outreach volunteers.

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Check Out Our Latest Club Articles & Upcoming Events

Mead Making Class Handouts

Necessary Equipment Scale (optional) you can record weight total weight of each ingredient first time, then use scale weight in grams in the future). Primary Fermentor ( 10 gallon bucket) Hydrometer and Test tube Large spoon (metal or plastic) Racking [...]

Packaging and Selling Honey in Missouri

Packaging and Selling Honey in Missouri A guide for small and medium-sized beekeeping operations by Eugene Makovec, Three Rivers Beekeepers   We often get questions from beekeepers about our state’s regulations for bottling and selling honey. Here are some answers. [...]

Flow Hive Experience

Flow Hive Experience....by Ron Adelman This is my third year with three hives.  Two are Flow Hives and one is a Langstroth.  All have successfully wintered over from three nucs although I had some issues my first year with the Langstroth [...]

Pre-information you need for the March 2021 Club Meeting

Members, please print this before the March 15 Club Meeting by Zoom. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30626023/#&gid=article-figures&pid=figure-1-uid-0 And this article from ABJ, March 2019, page 337:  https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=5417&i=568561&p=98    

Round 1 goes to Mother Nature in 2021!

It's been a tough winter for our bees in the STL region.  After a bit of a spring warm up in January that included some pollen collection to stimulate an early first round of brood production in 2021, mother nature [...]

Upcoming Events

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Intermediate Beekeepers Workshop

January 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 Take Your Beekeeping to the Next Level! This Intermediate Seminar Series will be broken into three, 90-minute Virtual Sessions.  Each session will include a wealth of information from seasoned professionals who can help you refine [...]

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Beginning Beekeeper Course 2022

January 29, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Beginner's Workshop to Learn How to Keep Bees This one-day IN PERSON CLASS is a great way for those who are interested in beginning beekeeping.  Join us and learn about the fascinating honey bee,  [...]

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Intermediate Beekeeping – Day 2

February 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Intermediate Beekeeping - Day 2 Recognizing and Mitigating Queen Problems This Workshop is DAY 2 of the 3-DAY Intermediate Beekeeping Event that started on January 3rd.   This session will feature Dr. Jamie Ellis who will [...]