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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

Oxalic Acid Treatment

As we prepare our hives for winter, don't forget to treat one last time for mites.  At our November club meeting "Oxalic Acid Treatment" will be one of the topics. Here are some key points about Oxalic Acid treatment for [...]

Mouse Guards

Beekeepers in many areas of the country, including Southeastern Missouri, struggle with controlling mice in the apiary.  The hive is a nice, sheltered, relatively warm area for them to seek refuge from the cold and wet during the winter months.  [...]

Double Screen Board

As fall approaches and you start compiling your list of bee equipment you “need” to buy for next year, consider acquiring a double screen board.   A double screen board, also known as a Snelgrove board (Leonard Snelgrove invented it in [...]

My bees are going bananas

Club members:  This is new information and may or may not work.  This idea has come up during our club meetings and we wished to share it.  Perhaps several of us try it and report back next Spring. The following [...]

Upcoming Events

Three Rivers Beekeepers Spring Queen Order

2021 Queen Bee Order

December 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - January 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Orders are Now Being Taken for 2021 Queens Three Rivers Beekeepers Board has reserved 120 Italian Marked Queen Bees for the Spring 2021 season.  Our supplier is Buzz's Bees (www.BuzzsBees.com),  These are coming from Northern [...]

Beginner Beekeeper D1 2021

Beginning Beekeeping Course

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Beginning Beekeeping D2

Beginning Beekeeping Day 2

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is a continuation of the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop that started on January 23rd.  Pre-registration and participation in DAY 1 are required to attend this session.  For those of you who have pre-registered, watch [...]