The Missouri State Beekeepers Association was established in 1889

Photo taken in 1970

“The MSBA Mission”

  • To educate and inform the general public and the beekeeper
  • To promote beekeeping ,advise and support all beekeepers, from the backyard hobbyist to the commercial pollinator
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and mutual support in the keeping of honey bees and the marketing of honey
  • Share our insights and passion for beekeeping to help others grow in their appreciation and enjoyment of keeping bees
  • Encourage the beginner beekeeper and help to establish first-time beekeepers in the success of their efforts
  • Become a resource of materials and equipment.