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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 & Upcoming Events

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 [...]

Winter Feeding December 2021 Club meeting

You can access the slides for the December 2021 club meeting information on Winter Feeding by clicking the attached link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/9pmipni23ybmlik/December%202021%20Club%20Meeting%20Winter%20Feeding.pdf?dl=0   Posted by David Harding 12/21/2021

Beekeeping Best Candy Board Trick from Guy Tinker with Tinker’s Bees

Beekeeping Best Candy Board Trick from Guy Tinker with Tinker’s Bees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDyW6IvgSA A Three Rivers Beekeepers member, Guy Tinker, shared this instructional video with me.  If you make hard candy boards this slight modification to your process may make consuming [...]

Upcoming Events

2023 Queen Bee Order

December 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Orders are Now Being Taken for 2023 Queens Three Rivers Beekeepers Board has reserved 120 Carniolan Marked Queen Bees for the Spring 2023 season.  Our supplier is Buzz's Bees (www.BuzzsBees.com),  These are coming from Northern [...]

honeycomb background with beekeeper cartoon - intermediate beekeeper workshop day 2

Intermediate Beekeeping 2023 – Day 2

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

Intermediate Beekeeping - Day 2 Bee-ing Prepared and the Action Steps to Take to Ensure Seasonal Success This Workshop is DAY 2 of the 3-DAY Intermediate Beekeeping Seminar that started on January 9th.   This session [...]

February 2023 Club Meeting

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Members and Friends, please join us on February 20 for our Membership Meeting. This will be an IN PERSON meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center at 200 Brown Road in St. Peters The club meeting will begin at [...]

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