Basic Beekeeping Classes in Missouri

Basic Beekeeping for Beginners course

8 a.m. to noon, July 9, Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, 573-379-5431
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Fee: $61, includes manual
Registration can be done by calling Tina Clark at 573-379-5431

8am to noon, June 18, MU Extension Center in Reynolds County, 573-648-1035
Registration begins at 7:30am
Fee: $61, includes manual
Registration can be done by calling Joyce Pyles at 573-648-1035

8am to noon, July 9th, MU Extension Center in Marion County, 573-769-2177
Registration begins at 7:30am
Fee: $61, includes manual
Registration can be done by calling Wyatt Miller at 573-769-2177

8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 16 at the Springfield Botanical Center,
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.
Registration begins at 7:30am
Fee: $61, includes manual
Registration can be done online at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene or by calling Greene County Extension at 417-881-8909.

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Dr. Moneen Jones, Director, Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program

Currently, I manage the non-profit, Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program. I am also the Director of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program, which promotes quality and standardized beekeeping education in the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Illinois. I was the Research Entomologist at the University of Missouri's Delta Research Center located in Portageville, MO. I received my doctorate from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010, where I studied the susceptibility of Oriental fruit moth to selected insecticides and mixtures. I briefly worked with integrated pest management of bed bugs at Rutgers University as a Research Assistant for the Urban Entomology Department. Most recent research focused on management programs for the Asian citrus psyllid, the vector of citrus greening disease – a serious threat to citrus production in Florida, and citrus leafminer - a pest that contributes to the spread of canker. My research emphasized the development of efficient monitoring methods to evaluate control, economic feasibility, and impact on secondary pests to assist in making rational control decisions. I also evaluated new chemical tools for psyllid suppression and compatibility with natural enemies. I assisted growers with planning and evaluation of field tests to develop site specific season-long psyllid control which provided an information bridge between growers and researchers to communicate this information effectively to the industry.