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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.

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!

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.

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.

Check Out Our Latest Club Articles

Lonnie Grosman April 2024, Neonicotinoids

Lonnie is currently studying in the Cornell Master Beekeeper course.  He finds the topic of pesticides alarming but not without a solution: community involvement.  You can find him at St. Louis farmer's markets as Honey by Pops Bees. Lonnie asked [...]

Lloyd Harris Information for August 21, 2023 Club Meeting

On August 21, Lloyd Harris joined Three Rivers Beekeepers to present his scientific studies on overwintering honeybee populations. You can access his graduate thesis here. https://threeriversbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Harris-1980-MSc-thesis-A-Population-Model-and-Its-Application-to-The-Study-of-Honey-Bee-Colonies.pdf You can access his article in Bee Culture here. https://threeriversbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Harris-Winter-Colony-Development-2017.pdf   Posted 8/20/2023

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. [...]

Landi Simone – Reading the Frames – April 2023

During our April 2023 club meeting, Landi Simone graced us with her outstanding training and discussion of reading the frames.  Those slides are attached here. Landi Simone is a small-scale commercial beekeeper in New Jersey. She manages about 100 colonies [...]

Intermediate Beekeeper with Kim Skyrm

Kim Skyrm presentation to Three Rivers Beekeepers Intermediates on February 6, 2023.   Click link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rKK_hfp578          

Winter Preparation – Essential Beekeeper Tasks

During the October 2022 club meeting tips, techniques and training for Preparing hives for winter was  presented. Follow the following link for the one page Winter Preparation Checklist. Winter Preparation Checklist Follow the following ling for a .pdf of the [...]

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