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(An Intermediate Course for Those With Experience in Beekeeping)

Three Rivers Beekeepers is offering an Intermediate Beekeeping Course on January 18th (8:30 am to 5:00 pm).  Come and advance your beekeeping skills learning tips and tricks from Master Beekeepers.

WHEN:   Saturday, January 18th (8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

WHERE:  University of Missouri Extension Center at 260 Brown Rd. in St. Peters, MO 63376

HOW:  Register Online (use the form below)

HOW MUCH: $50.00 per person (including Lunch)

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:  David Burns and Jon Zawislak

  • Spring Management: Splits, Swarms, Supering
  • Queen Rearing: How To Raise Quality Queens
  • Seasonal Nutrition: Knowing What and When To Feed Your Hives
  • ABCs of Bee DNA:  Genetics of a Superorganism
  • Swarming Behavior:  Biology and Management
  • Colony Stressors:  Pests and Diseases

Jon Zawislak is the apiculture specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  He has worked and played with honey bees since 1998 and is equally at home in the bee yard, the laboratory or the classroom.  Each year he presents lectures, workshops, and short courses for new and experienced beekeepers throughout Arkansas and beyond.  His teaching emphasizes the biology and behavior of bees to keep them productive and healthy.  He also spreads the word about the importance of pollinators to the non-beekeeping public.  Jon has a background in botany and entomology and is a certified Master Beekeeper the EAS.  He and his family operate Walnut Valley Honey Farm in Little Rock, AK, supplying pollinators for area community gardens and producing great products from their hives.

Beekeeping since 1994, David Burns began a hobby that exploded into a business that became Long Lane Honey Bee Farms in 2006. After making their first hive and selling it on eBay, David and his wife, Sheri, began a family business that now includes all their family. Besides selling beekeeping equipment, queens, packages and nucs David also shares a beekeeping podcast with Jon Zawislak on TuneIn. He also has a large beekeeping YouTube channel with over 3 million views and over 27,000 subscribers. David spends a large part of his time teaching beekeeping classes and speaking at conferences.

Seating is limited, so please fill out the form below to reserve your spot right away!


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