The Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks is a non-profit organized November 11, 1974, and was formed to engage in activities promoting the common interest of beekeeping and the general welfare of the honey bee. Currently we have over 200 members that cover Greene and the surrounding counties.
Our main goal is to provide information, education, and service to the area. Some of the functions we offer are basic beekeeping courses which is designed to get a person started in beekeeping. We attend the local fairs and farming functions and provide a place where the general public can ask questions and get information. Our members often volunteer in the public schools to do presentations for our children. We also provide swarm removal of honey bees to the public usually at no charge.
Lastly we promote and sell honey to the public and along with other hive products like beeswax, candles and many other items made from the hive. We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month. We start Q&A at 6:00 pm with the meeting to follow. Other events are announced at meetings and on the website.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Q&A starts at 6:00 PM, with the meeting to follow.
2020 Beekeeping 101 Course
Registration is now open for our annual beekeeping class. In this class you will learn strategies and techniques to help you in your quest to become a Beekeeper. The classes are two hours per night for four nights, totaling eight hours.
The goal of this course is to give the new beekeepers the knowledge to successfully acquire a set of bees and get them well established. Successfully beekeeping is a challenging activity and we are here to help you succeed!
Cost for the class is a one time fee of $50 and that includes the following:
Some topics we will cover:
This class will be held:
January 21, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
February 4, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
February 11, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
February 18, 2020 6:30PM-8:30PM
Space is limited so you must RSVP - Registration Opens October 1, 2019
For more information call or email:
The 4 introductory classes will be held on the Drury campus.
The field classes will be held in member’s apiaries.