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Community Education Outreach

Do you have an organization, group, class or event where you would like an experienced beekeeper to speak about bees and beekeeping?  We’re happy to help!

Several Members of Three Rivers Beekeepers often volunteer to speak at schools, garden clubs, scouts, church groups, nursing homes, or similar groups to share our knowledge of bees, how they impact our environment and the benefits of beekeeping.

Please fill out our Beekeeper Request form, or contact one of our volunteers listed below directly.

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Community Educational Volunteers


Patty Donze
Phone: 314-830-2643  Email: pdonze@charter.net
Coverage area: St. Charles, parts of St. Louis City
Groups: Preschool, Elementary (K-6), Jr High/High (7-12)


Jill James
Phone: 314-814-1405  Email: jsjames28@netzero.net
Coverage area:  St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, (not St. Louis City)
Groups: Preschool, Elementary (K-6), Jr High/High (7-12), Community Clubs or Organizations, Retirement/Residential Care Facilities


Cindy Gupton
Phone: 713-857-3425  Email: Cindygupton@gmail.com
Coverage area: St. Charles County
Groups: Elementary (K-6), Jr High/High (7-12), Community Clubs or Organizations, Retirement/Residential Care Facilities


Barry Mayer
Phone: 314-372-9316  Email: barry.mayer@live.com
Coverage area: Metro St.Louis area
Groups: Jr High/High (7-12), Community Clubs or Organizations, Retirement/Residential Care Facilities


Keith Baecht
Phone: 618-402-8567  Email: keithbaecht@gmail.com
Coverage area: IL – Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Macoupin, Madison Counties
Groups: Preschool, Elementary (K-6), Jr High/High (7-12), Community Clubs or Organizations, Retirement/Residential Care Facilities


NOTE: Those Three Rivers Beekeeper (TRB) Members volunteering to assist educating the general public are responsible for all activities related to any education event, including any communications with the general public that may be involved. TRB assumes no responsibility related to the activity. Each person appearing on this list agrees to relieve, hold harmless and indemnify TRB, its owners, officers and members for any actions or activities related to the education event, including but not limited to information used, liabilities, or resultant damages, injuries or bodily harm that might occur.