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CENTRAL REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Regional Director: Bob Brammer

31649 Lake Street  Macon, MO 63552
(660) 415-6480
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Central Area Regional Report as of May 16, 2016

Boone Regional Beekeepers:  Columbia, MO
Meeting Date: 3rd Sunday of the Month 3:00 pm
Meeting Location: Columbia Insurance Group, 2102 Whitegate Drive, Columbia, MO
President: Jim Duever, 573-254-3373
Treasurer: Marty Comstock, 573-999-0703
Contact: president@boonebees.org or Treasurer@boonebees.org
Website: www.boonebees.org
Upcoming Events: Queen Rearing Class June 4

Meramec Valley Beekeepers: Sullivan, MO.
Meeting Date: First Sunday of the Month 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Peace Lutheran Church, Sullivan, MO.
Contact: Sam Elia, 573-732-5597 samnora1@gmail.com or Laurie Rose,laurierose1219@yahoo.com.

Rolla Bee Club: Rolla, MO.
Meeting Date: 4th Sunday of the Month 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Brownwood Estates Clubhouse, 1341 California, Rolla, MO.
Contact: David Draker, 573-578-0561 rollabees@gmail.com
Website: www.rollabeeclub.com

North Central Missouri Beekeepers Association: Macon, MO
Meeting Date: 1st Monday of the Month, 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Macon High School Cafeteria, 702 North Missouri St., Macon, MO.
Contact: Bill George, 660-214-0132 georges@chbeekeeping.com or Bob Brammer, 660-415-6480 rbrammer@cvalley.net
Website: www.ncmobee.org
Upcoming Events: Advanced Beekeeping Class June 1st at Macon Career Center.

Greenhills Bee Club: Braymer, MO
Meeting Date: 4th Monday of the Month 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: American Legion Hall, Braymer, MO
Contact: J.R. Hess, 660-233-9577 jrhess11@gmail.com
Recent Events: J. R. Hess and Bud Motsinger Gave presentations to Braymer FFA and grades 5 through 8 and at the Breckenridge Elementary about the Life of the honeybee and the benefits of the honeybee.

Mid Missouri Beekeepers:  St James, MO
Meeting  Date: 3rd Sunday of the month 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Old Train Depot, St. James, MO
Contact: Don Moore, 573-265-8706 dlmoore2@centurytel.net
Club Activity: Club members recently picked up nucs
Upcoming Events: None to report

Lake of the Ozarks Beekeepers: Versailles, MO
Meeting Date: 3rd Saturday of the Month 1:00 pm
Meeting Location: Square Deals Ice Cream Shop, Versailles, MO
Contact: Garry Blackwell, 573-374-7402 geblackwell45@gmail.com
Club Activity: None to report
Upcoming Events: None to report
Comment of interest: Garry reports that they are having a problem with Chinese Oriental Hornets in their area.

Gasconade Region Beekeepers: Owensville, MO
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: First State Community Bank, 308 W. Lincoln Ave, Owensville, MO
President: Rodney Angell, 573-259-5811 bee143@fidnet.com
Contact: Rodney Angell, 573-259-5811 bee143@fidnet.com  Club Activity: None reported
Upcoming Events: None reported

Mark Twain Beekeepers: Dent County, MO
Meeting Date: 3rd Monday of the month 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Meeting Location: Dent County (Contact for meeting location)
Gregg Tivnan, 573-689-2254 greggtivnan@yahoo.com and Terry Phelps 573-729-3333terryandterryp@yahoo.com
Club Activity: None reported
Upcoming Events: None reported

Iberia Area Beekeepers
Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Meeting Location: Iberia Library
Contact: Ray Shadow, 573-286-5289 or trynbeez@outlook.com
www.facebook.com/trynbeez/

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SOUTHWEST REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Regional Director: Bruce Snavely

508 Casady Drive
Republic, MO 65738
(417) 423-0011
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These Associations in Southwest Missouri District report the following activity and news items, as of May 15, 2016

Southwest Missouri Beekeepers Association of Neosho recently added 10 new members.  They meet at the Neosho High School FFA Building on the first Tuesday of each month with Thelma Ross leading their group.

Southwest Missouri Beekeepers Association of Neosho
Neosho High School FFA Building, Neosho, Missouri
Contact Thelma Ross, (417) 472-3504, rtross@jscomm.net
1st Tuesday of the month

Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will host Dr. Leo Sharashkin during their May meeting. They have a unique meeting format with a Pot-luck meal every month. They currently have approximately 80 members and they meet at The United Methodist Church, Hwy 37, in Monett.  John Schmidt leads this club along with other officers. During the month of July they’re meeting at a local park and enjoying a picnic meal together. They give out information on a Facebook Page called K & B Honeybees.

Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett
United Methodist Church, Hwy 37, Monett, Missouri
Contact John Schmidt (417) 830-9141
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
[website]

Wright County Beekeepers Association, which meets in Hartville at the Laclede Electric Building on the 2nd Thursday of each month, has been asked to give presentations for the Wright County Library during their summer program for children. They will give these talks on July 6, 10:00 am at the Hartville Community Building; July 6, 1:00 pm at the Mountain Gove Library; and July 13, 10:00 am at the Mansfield Library. More information is on their Facebook Page called Wright County Beekeepers.

Wright County Beekeepers Association
Contact: Rick Bledsoe, 417-741-7466
wrightcountybeekeepers@gmail.com
Facebook: Wright County Beekeepers
Meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm
Laclede Electric Building, 5900 Highway 5, Hartville MO 65667

Busy Bee Club in Stockton reports new beekeepers have joined their club this Spring.  Led by Neil Brunner, they have about 15 – 20 participants who meet each month in an informal meeting to discuss their beekeeping challenges, answer questions and help out new beekeepers

Busy Bee Club
Cedar County Health Center, Owens Mill Road, Stockton, MO
Contact Neil Brunner, (417) 276-4252
4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm

Golden Valley Beekeepers Association meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant on the 2nd Monday evening of each month. They recently had Terry Storment speak in their May meeting on Queen Issues in a colony. For more info, see their website at  http://goldenvalleybeekeepers.com/Meetings.html

Golden Valley Beekeepers Association
Golden Corral, Clinton, MO
Contact Tom McCormick, tomm@goldenvalleybeekeepers.com
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
[website]

West Central Beekeepers in Sedalia MO is the newest beekeeping club in Southwest Missouri region, meeting at State Fair Community College on the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month. Mike Conroy leads this group and has also accepted the position of Webmaster for Missouri State Beekeepers Association. In their May meeting, Cathy Hemme of the Farm Service Agency in Sedalia informed the club about various new programs available to beekeepers, including honey crop and colony insurance, the of microloans to support local small farming operations, and other programs of interest. They have approximately 45 members.

West Central Beekeeping Association
State Fair Community College, Thompson Center, Room B
Sedalia, MO
Meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm
Contact Mike Conroy, (573) 301-1394, hunnyhillfarms@gmail.com

Bees Alive Club in Nixa is presenting their First Annual Bee Day Workshop on Saturday June 25th 2016 – Registration begins at 7am at the Christian County Elks Lodge, 2400 N 18th St., Ozark, MO 65721. There are over 12 speakers to present seminars covering topics like beekeeping basics, organic gardening, natural beekeeping, advanced beekeeping topics, live Q&A Panel, even using all the products from the hive. Dr Leo Sharashkin is the keynote speaker will be presenting a great seminar of horizontal hives and natural beekeeping. You can visit their Facebook Event Page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1164519003560285/ or their website: www.beesaliveclub.org

Bees Alive Club
Website: www.beesaliveclub.org
President: Dan Barton, dannyohboy@hotmail.com
Meeting Place: Central Bank of the Ozarks, 502 W. Mt. Vernon, Nixa MO 65714

Beekeeping Association of the Ozarks in Springfield recently hosted approximately 50 new beekeepers in their annual series of classes for beginning beekeepers. May 21 they will host their 3rd Annual Queen Workshop with keynote speaker Cory Stevens at MSU’s Darr Agriculture Center in Springfield.  BAO conducts Field Day experiences each month. For more info see their website www.ozarksbeekeepers.org or visit their Facebook pages Ozarks Beekeepers or Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks.

Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks
Seminole Baptist Church, 4221 S. National Ave, Springfield MO 65810
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
[website]

Joplin Area Beekeepers
Southwest Bank Annex, 7th and Duquesne, Joplin, Missouri
Contact Dale Foley (417) 850-0285
Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm
[website]

 Pomme De Terre Beekeepers Association
University of Missouri Extension Office, Hermitage, MO
Contact Rebekah Huddleston, Rebekah_421@yahoo.com
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm

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SOUTHEAST REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Regional Director: Gregg Hitchings

We would like to welcome a new club to the Southeast Region.  The Dexter Bee Club has been in existence for less than a year and is doing quite well.  At one of the latest gatherings at “Scott Laden’s Place”, over seventy were in attendance to enjoy a fish fry and fine beekeeper comradery.  Reports like that make us all want to put “Dexter Bee Club, 6:00 pm” on the 1st Tuesday of each month on our calendars.  Cory Stevens is the contact person at (573) 225-6935.

Dexter Bee Club
Laden’s, 9265 County Road 627
Dexter, MO  63841
Contact Cory Stevens (573) 225-6935
1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm

The SEMO Honey Producers are going through some changes.  Currently they are looking for a new meeting facility in the Poplar Bluff area.  They do plan to continue meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.  New meeting location and contact person will be announced soon.

SEMO Honey Producers

Zion Lutheran Church
450 N. Main St.
Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901
Contact: Ray Batton, 573-785-1980, cellular – 573-778-6475
email: sbatton6@gmail.com
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
parklandbeekeepersassociation.org

The Parkland Beekeepers Association continues to grow.  In order to better serve both the beginning beekeepers and more advanced beekeepers of the group, beginners in the mentoring program are attending a meeting for themselves the 1st Tuesday of each month.   The “newbees” can discuss pertinent and timely “beginning” issues with experienced beekeepers while having access to five hives maintained on the campus of Mineral Area College.  This hands on experience is considered valuable for those just learning the ins and outs of hive inspections and management techniques.  The regular monthly meeting, often dealing with more advanced beekeeping topics and open to all members, continues to be held the 3rd Tuesday.

Parkland Beekeepers
North College Center, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, Missouri
Contact Ray Politte, (573) 631-8236, PBA_President@mineralarea.edu
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm

Jackson Area Beekeepers
First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, 206 E. Washington, Jackson, Missouri
Contact Grant Gillard (573) 243-6568
4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm

West Plains Bee Group
Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, 789 Worley Dr., West Plains, Missouri
Contact Carl Fry (417) 247-0708 or Dan Cropper (417) 372-2602
3rd Thursday of the Month, 6:00 pm

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NORTHEAST REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Regional Director: Dan Lake

Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association
Meetings are held at Monsanto’s Creve Coeur, Missouri campus
2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
[website]

Jefferson County Beekeepers Association
Jefferson County Extension Office, 301 3rd Street, Hillsboro, Missouri
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
[website]

Mississippi Valley Beekeepers Association
Quincy, Illinois
Contact Bernie Andrew (217) 938-4975
Last Tuesday of the month
[website]

Missouri Valley Beekeepers Association
Scenic Regional Library, Union, Missouri
(Location varies, call if unsure)
Contact Stephany Sullivan (636) 584-9817
3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm

Northeast Missouri Beekeepers Association
Clark County Courthouse – Lower Level Conference Rm.
111 East Court Street, Kahoka, Missouri 63445 (location may vary, call if unsure)
Contact: Randy Ewart – Mobile : 573-248-5561, Home: 660-754-1628
Email: rewart1beek@gmail.com (Alternate: rewart@centurytel.net)
Meets 1st Friday each month at 7:00 p.m.

Quad County Beekeepers
Missouri Extension Office, 880 West College, Troy, Missouri
Contact Fred Meder (573) 760-2574
1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
[website]

Saint Louis Beekeepers
Schlafly Bottleworks Crown Room
7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, Missouri  63143
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Email: contact@saintlouisbeekeepers.com
[website]

Three Rivers Beekeepers
University of Missouri Extension Center, 260 Brown Road, St. Peters, Missouri 63376
Contact Eugene Makovec (314) 703-7650
Email: info@ThreeRiversBeekeepers.com
3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm
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NORTHWEST REGION ASSOCIATIONS
Regional Director: Roger Nichols

Midwestern Beekeepers Association
Bass Pro Shops, 18001 Bass Pro Dr., Independence, Missouri
Bob Williams, President
Visit club website for meeting dates and times.
[website]

Northwest Missouri Bee Busters
511 4th Street, Conception Junction, Missouri
Contact Gerald Auffert (660) 944-2535
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 pm
[website]

Swarm Chasers
% Missouri Department of Conservation
701 James McCarthy Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507
Contact is Jason Seetin, swarmchasers@gmail.com

Western Missouri Beekeepers
2nd Tuesday 6:30, Moore-Few Community Center, Nevada, Missouri 64772
Caroline Phillips, President  417-321-3587, bcphillips81@gmail.com