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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!

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 [...]

Winter Feeding

SUGAR CANDY RECIPE (BEE FEED) MATERIALS NEEDED: *This recipe will make one candy tray. Feed Tray (16 ¼ x 20x 1 ½ inch rails). Cut 2 x 4 inch hole in bottom. Wax paper Pot, large enough to hold sugar [...]

New Varroa Mite Treatment Document Released

As most beekeepers know, the Varroa mite continues to be the most serious threat to honey bee populations in the United States and most of the world. The Honey Bee Health Coalition has a great resource with a varroa guide, varroa [...]

Three Rivers Beekeepers are Grand Champions at the State Fair!

The Three Rivers Beekeepers are once again the club Grand Champions at the 2018 Missouri State Fair! And congratulations to Tim Fredricks, who is the 2018 individual Grand Champion! Thanks and congratulations to the many beekeepers who entered the club [...]

Upcoming Events

Queen Bee Order

Spring 2020 Queen Order

December 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Orders are Now Being Taken for 2020 Queens Three Rivers Beekeepers Board has reserved 120 queens for the Spring 2020 season.  Queens are available to QUALIFIED MEMBERS* of Three Rivers Beekeepers and will be sold [...]

February Club Meeting

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in February for our General Membership Meeting. Pre-meeting Question & Answer session will start at 6:00 PM.  We will focus on getting ready for spring. At 7:00 pm the club meeting will [...]