Find a Mentor (aka ‘Bee Buddies’)

There’s no substitute for wisdom, which is a great benefit that Members from our club can provide to newer beekeepers!

The list at the bottom of the page contains the name and contact information for those Members who have identified their interest in becoming a Mentor for others just getting started in the world of beekeeping.  These “bee buddies” live in various parts of our surrounding area, so finding one close to you should be simple.  They are ready to help guide you and answer your beekeeping questions.

Become a Mentor

Beekeeping and Mentorship go hand-in-hand. If you are a member who has skills, knowledge, and experience that you would like to share with newer beekeepers, consider becoming a Bee Buddy!  Please use the link below to complete your application.  Once received an reviewed by our Steering Committee, we’ll add you to the list below so new Members can find you.

Become a Bee Buddy

Bee Buddies

Mentors – Please help us keep your information updated!
(Updated 9/21/18 – Send any change requests to

Area Zip Name Telephone Email
Chesterfield 63017 Mary Ellen Raymond 636-530-7999
Defiance 63341 Diane Goodman 636-288-4952
Foley, MO 63347 Eugene Makovec 314-703-7650
Foristell 63348 Ian Brown 636-398-5014
Hazelwood Joe Copeland 314-452-8273
Il/Madison 62035 Joe Peters 618-466-0721
Il/Madison 62035 Jeff Bland 618-779-1901 JBLAND@AMEREN.COM
Near Airport 63134 Fred and Salley Pipkins 314-629-7621
North County 63033 Larry Hensley 314-355-6935
St. Charles 63304 Victor Imgarten 314-574-9554
St. Charles 63301 Larry Hickerson 636-284-6312
St. Charles County 63303 Tim Fredricks 517-775-5850
St. Louis 63128 Jane Sueme 314-504-4424
St. Louis City 63110 Matt Marciano 314-520-4768
St. Peters Tim Scheer 636-441-7987
St. Peters 63376 Eugene Hall 636-284-7234 EHALL33@ATT.NET
Warren County Barb Harmon 636-433-5740
Wentzville 63385 Terry Sykes 314-581-3560 CU169@MSN.COM
Wildwood 63005 Larry Patey 314-308-8323
Wildwood/Pacific 63069 Tim Hyde 636-226-6474