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 Learn Advanced Tips & Tricks to Beekeeping

This Workshop will be broken into three, 2-hour sessions.  Each session will include a wealth of information from seasoned professionals who can help you refine your knowledge of beekeeping.  Each session will be held on the first Monday of the month in January, February, and March of 2021, from 6:30-8:30 pm CST.

COST:  $30.00 for access to all three sessions.


  • We anticipate a large response to this event, so please register by January 3rd to help us prepare for Zoom Call distributions in ample time to avoid the need to rush last-minute emails.
  • If you register after the first session, you can still participate, but the fee remains the same to accommodate the administrative time we incur to get you added to the program.
  • If you have questions, please contact Jim Stellern directly at treasurer@threeriversbeekeepers.com


  • January 4th (6:30-8:30 pm CST) – Jennifer Berry will be presenting “Oxalic Acid Research: Three Years in the Making”
  • February 1st (6:30-8:30 pm CST – Ian Steppler will be presenting “Managing Single Deep Brood Box Beehives”
  • March 1st (6:30-8:30 pm CST – Randy Oliver will be presenting “Reading the Combs – Experiencing the World Through the Perspective of the Bees”, which will help us interpret what bees are telling us as we inspect our hives.


Jennifer Berry has been the Apicultural Research Professional and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program for over 20 years. Her research has focused on queen breeding, improving honey bee health, Integrated Pest Management techniques for Varroa and small hive beetle control, sub-lethal effects of pesticides on beneficial insects, weeds for bees, and what best to plant in non-traditional landscapes to enhance pollinator populations and diversity. (https://bees.caes.uga.edu/about-us/jennifer-a–berry.html)

Ian Steppler, married to Sandy, father of 5, farms with his family near Miami Manitoba Canada. His family farm is a third-generation farm started by Ian’s grandfather and carried forward by his parents. They crop 3500 acres of land, calve 500-600 head of purebred Charolais cattle and manage a 1200-1500 hive apiary. Since Ian bought his first 4 hives 19 years ago he has dedicated his life passion towards beekeeping. Ian credits the current standing of his apiary to others on whom he has leaned on over the years to help guide him through many management, logistical, and husbandry issues. Ian is a big believer in paying it forward which motivates him to share his successes and failures with others. Follow Ian’s YouTube channel, A Canadian Beekeeper’s Blog, or visit his website at www.StepplerFarms.com.

Randy Oliver owns and operates a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Grass Valley in Northern California. He and his two sons manage about 1,500 colonies for migratory pollination and produce queens, nucs, and honey. He has over 50 years of practical beekeeping experience, plus holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. Randy researches, analyzes, and digests beekeeping information from all over the world in order to not only broaden his own depth of understanding and knowledge, but to develop practical solutions to many of today’s beekeeping problems, which he then shares with other beekeepers through his various articles in bee magazines, his speaking engagements worldwide, and on his website: www.ScientificBeekeeping.com

READ THIS BEFORE REGISTERING:  There are 3 steps to registration.  You must complete all 3 steps.

  1. Register below with Three Rivers Beekeepers
  2. After completing the following Registration you will be taken to PayPal for payment.  Complete your payment.
  3. After making payment there will be a button at the bottom of the page “Return to Merchant”.  You must return using this button.  You will be taken to a page acknowledging your registration. On this page is the link to the Zoom Meeting.  You must click on this link to get the Zoom webinar codes.

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