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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

Ask our Beekeeper: How to Make a Nuc/Split

Maintaining and having a nucleus hive (“Nuc”) in your apiary is helpful whether you have two hives or 100 hives.  They are a needed source of resources to assist you in managing a problem hive, to increase your operations or [...]

Thank you for your support of the Missouri Extension Center

Club Members  - You did it.  During our February club meeting you heard from Alex Reichert and the dire need that the Missouri Extension Center has for upgrading of the Extension Center grounds to prevent future flooding.  You stepped up [...]

Ask our Beekeeper – Spring Management Techniques

SPRING IS ALMOST HERE. DO YOU KNOW WHAT CONDITION YOUR BEES ARE IN? Spring is the busiest time of the beekeeping year.  It is vital that you make the time to manage the hive properly.  This will result in a [...]

Ask our Beekeeper – Oxalic Acid

Welcome to our new blog - Ask our Beekeeper - Where we will post Q&A from monthly meetings or received via "Contact Us" Oxalic Acid Dribble Method – January 20, 2020 This month in our Q&A session the discussions included [...]

Honey and the Plants that Make It

The color of honey varies from almost clear to dark brown, with a wide range of flavors.  In general, lighter colored honeys are milder in flavor. Alfalfa – Mild flavor and aroma similar to beeswax.  Nearly flavorless to milky in [...]

Honey Bee Events in and Around St Louis Winter 2020

Fellow Beekeepers and Potential Future Beekeepers- Happy New Year!   Three Rivers Beekeepers  wishes to share a few links and resources with the beekeeping community. There are many resources available for beekeepers in the St Louis area, and specifically training classes [...]

Upcoming Events

April Club Meeting

April 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join us in April for our General Membership Meeting. Pre-meeting Question & Answer session will start at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 pm the club meeting will begin. Members and Visitors are welcome

May Club Meeting

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in May for our General Membership Meeting. Pre-meeting Question & Answer session will start at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 pm the club meeting will begin. Members and Visitors are welcome