BeeSteps Beekeeping Education
765 Gravois Rd. Fenton, MO 63026
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2021 Zoom Classes

Isabee's is offering on-line beekeeping instruction tailored for beekeepers with 1-5 years of experience. We're offering this instruction in a series of four 2-hour zoom classes

Isabee's instruction is specific to the Central Missouri & Illinois regional conditions

2021 Beginning Beekeeping
Tuesdays - March 2nd & March 9th 2021
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• What's involved in getting set-up?
• Site planning, necessary equipment & required management time
• Basic honeybee biology and behavior
• Equipment and starter colonies options
• What's the calendar for important management tasks in Zone 6
BeeSteps beginning beekeeping class in preparation for the coming season. Beekeeping is local and we recommend beginning, or enhancing, your experience with instruction that focuses on equipment choices and management guidelines specific to your region.

Class will involve live PowerPoint instruction with links to tailored hand-outs.
A follow-up live, in-field hive inspection at Isabee's, to be scheduled for this coming April. 

Class is live, on line, via the Zoom meeting app .
Class series fee - $55.00
(price includes both zoom class dates plus an in-apiary inspection)
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Upon registration, you will receive a zoom class link with recommended reading in preparation for the class.

2021 Management Series
Monday, March 8th 2021 6:30 - 8:30pm Swarming - signs of, control and capture, post-swarm management
Monday, May 24th 2021 6:30 - 8:30pm Honey production - growing colonies for production, equipment, processes and storage
Tuesday, July 20th 2021 6:30 - 8:30pm Parasites and pathogen control including testing, identification, treatments and timing
Monday, September 13th 6:30 - 8:30pm Overwintering - The most important colony trait - successful overwintering AND the most regionally specific management practice. How and when to prep your colonies, plus what does a "healthy colony" look like in our region.
Class is live, on line, via the Zoom meeting app .
Class series fee - $55.00


"We found the first class of the series very helpful.
It will give us a great option to use next season.
Thanks Jane! Looking forward to the rest of the series."
  Pat G

"I really enjoy the classes." George K

"Always learn something new even after watching both classes." Deb S

"The session was quite helpful, I/we still have a lot to learn and I'm sure this first honey harvest will result in a lot more questions." Ed R

"Great Class !!!" Fred H

For more information about BeeSteps, email to jane@

Other Educational Resources
Greater Saint Louis Area Beekeeping Clubs
Saint Louis Beekeepers St. Louis, Mo.
Three Rivers Beekeepers St. Charles, Mo.
Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association St. Louis, Mo.
St. Clair Beekeepers Association St. Clair, Il.
Jefferson County Beekeepers Association Hillsboro, Mo.
Missouri Beekeeping Clubs
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