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 Take Your Beekeeping to the Next Level!

This Intermediate Seminar Series will be broken into three, 90-minute Virtual 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 2022, from 6:30-8:00 pm CST.

COST:  $30.00 for access to all three sessions.


  • Based on previous years, we anticipate a large response to this series of events, so please register early – by December 28th – 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 3rd (6:30-8:00 pm CST) – Barry Hart will be presenting “Taking it to the Next Level – Hobbyist Beekeeper to Sideliner”
  • February 7th (6:30-8:00 pm CST) – Dr. Jamie Ellis will be presenting “Recognizing and Mitigating Queen Problems”
  • March 7th (6:30-8:00 pm CST) – Dr. Meghan Milbrath will be presenting “Dealing with Deadouts – Diagnosing Causes, Cleanup, and Reuse of Equipment”


Barry Hart is a commercial beekeeper in South Georgia.   Barry has been a beekeeper for 36 years.    He does pollination and produces honey and comb honey.   Barry also makes and sells NUCs in the spring of the year.

Dr. Jamie Ellis is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. He has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Georgia (USA) and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Rhodes University in South Africa. At the University of Florida, Jamie has responsibilities in Extension, instruction, and research. Regarding his Extension work, Jamie created the UF/IFAS Bee College and the UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Program. As an instructor, Jamie supervises Ph.D. and master’s students. Currently, Jamie and his team have over 30 active research projects in the fields of honey bee husbandry, conservation and ecology, and integrated crop pollination.  Jamie also writes the very popular The Classroom column in the American Bee Journal magazine.

Dr. Meghan Milbrath is a beekeeper, honey bee, and pollinator researcher and extension specialist at Michigan State University.

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.

Three steps

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