Fundraiser for Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program

I created a fundraiser for the Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program through the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. 
Please share with your friends and family!
You can read more about it here:
The money I am raising will go to paying for:
1) BeeCheck flags and poles for those that register on

2) Discount up to 50% for 2018 course fees for beekeepers taking the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program courses

3) Associated travel and education expenses for the program
Thank you for your support of pollinators!


Wedding Gifts

Our honey will be available soon for purchase, but in the meantime, don’t forget we have our gift sets available for purchase $25. They make great wedding gifts! Your choice of unscented or honey scented soap and choice of lotion bar shape. Contact 573-379-5431 to order yours today!


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 or by calling Greene County Extension at 417-881-8909.

Beginning Beekeepers course

Beginning Beekeeping class on Saturday, June 11 from 8.00-12:00 at the Fisher Delta Research Center, Portageville, MO. Registration at 7:30am Coffee and donuts will be served. Class is $61, which includes $50 for the class and $11 for the manual. Space is limited, so contact Tina at 573-379-5431 to sign up.

Beginners Beekeeping Class – Columbia, MO May 14th

Next University of Missouri Basic Beekeeping course will be in Columbia, MO. May 14th. First class of Certified Master Beekeeping curriculum.

Contact: Amy Dooley
Jefferson Farm & Garden
University of Missouri
4800 East New Haven Road
Columbia, MO 65201
573-239-6134 to register. Space limited.

$58 includes book

Registration at 7:30, class 8am – noon

Mother’s Day Gifts Available Now!

Our first edition Mother’s Day gift available now for $25. Includes our lip balm, honey butter, 2 honey infused soaps, and our one of a kind lotion bars! Please specify scented or unscented soap, and what shape for lotion bar: beetle, bee, butterfly, or dragonfly. Comes gift wrapped and boxed. Shipping $3. Contact us today at 573-379-5431 to place your order. All proceeds benefit bee research and education.

Seeking Experienced Beekeepers


The Certified Master Beekeeping Program for Missouri is looking for experienced beekeepers to serve as mentors for those individuals that are just starting the program. Individuals will be compensated in one of two ways. Either by volunteer hours towards certification or by acting as a paid independent contractor to the University. We pay a set wage plus mileage for each class taught in the classroom or at our apiaries. There are currently 3 locations in Missouri with University of Missouri run apiaries, they are in Portageville, Missouri, Mt. Vernon, MO and Jefferson Farms. These locations are almost at full capacity for beekeeper instructions BUT we will need more for next year.

So, if you are interested in obtaining your certification, want to earn a little cash, or just want experience with teaching, please contact me at your earliest convenience. We’ll put you on the list 🙂


Dr. Moneen Jones

April’s Bee Class: 4/2

Another Class Added!
Learn Beekeeping

Workshop for Beginners Beekeepers

April 2, 2016, 8am – Noon; Registration 7:30am

At Fisher Delta Research Center
The Basic Beekeeping for Beginners course is the first four-hour

course of the newly developed Certified Master Beekeeper

curriculum through the University of Missouri. It is designed

for all levels of interested parties to start beekeeping.
Participants pay $50 + $8 booklet for this class. Then are

required to have 1 year experience rearing bees and joining a

local beekeeping club prior to taking exam ($50 fee) to move

up to Apprentice Pollinator Beekeeper. You are NOT required to take any test.
Experienced beekeepers can test up through the program, with 5 years

experience necessary to be certified.
Class: 8-12:30

Space very limited. Register by calling Tina, 573-379-5431.

Donuts and coffee provided.