Upcoming Events

Three Rivers Beekeepers, a group that meets monthly in St. Peters, Missouri, has generously offered to share their upcoming Mel Disselkoen Zoom Webinar on May 18 at 6:30! This privilege is available only to members of St. Clair Beekeepers. We are making a donation to Three Rivers to help defray the costs and show our appreciation. Three Rivers has our membership list and there will be a registration portal separate for SCBA members to use to sign up for the webinar.


It’s a big leap to attempt a virtual meeting, especially sharing it with another club! We are all hoping for success and perhaps future virtual meetings to bring remote speakers into our living rooms!

May Virtual Meeting

We will host a Zoom Webinar in place of the May Meeting.


Mel Disselkoen


OTS Queen Rearing 2020“!

Mel Disselkoen strives to identify and then direct the natural behaviors and seasonal reproductive cycles of the honeybee colony toward a profitable objective for the beekeeper in a way that simultaneously benefits the honeybee colony. A Master Beekeeper, he has kept bees for over 40 years and is familiar with all facets of beekeeping.  In 1988, he authored I.M.N System of Queen Rearing to document his discovery which eventually developed into OTS Queen Rearing, a beekeeping management method that fundamentally transforms the entire queen rearing paradigm.  Today he still utilizes OTS Queen Rearing to rear queens for honeybee colony starts in a timed way that biologically breaks the Varroa mites’ breeding cycle.  He has kept miticide-free bees for over 25 years and is dedicated to sharing his finding in order to help beekeepers become self-sufficient and to keep our honeybee colonies healthy and thriving.

Mel’s talk and training will be followed by our TRB Q&A Panel, where you can ask ANYTHING about Beekeeping and get the advice you need.

Monday May 18th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm (CST) – please note the earlier start to the meeting.

For logistical reasons this will only include members of Three Rivers Beekeepers or friends of the club (actively working on their membership by attending at least one meeting in the past year).

All members of our email distribution list are receiving an email link to register for the May Zoom Webinar (along with some important logistical information).  However, only members or friends will be able to register for this event.  You will receive a confirmation email if your registration is successful that includes the information needed to join the webinar.  If you have a question about your membership status please respond to this email.

You must pre-register for this event.  Registration will close on Sunday May 17th at noon.  We do not have the resources to help with the technical issued or manage registration on the day of the event. You can register with the link below:

Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please test connections and be prepared to start a few minutes early.  This includes downloading zoom if needed.

Meeting specifics will be a Zoom Webinar (attendees in listen only mode) with some of our typical background slides, followed by Mel Disselkoen’s main presentation, a moderated Q&A Session with Mel, and then our standard TRB Q&A session for questions not specific to Mel’s presentation.

Please send detailed or complicated questions in advance by responding to this email.  Additional questions can be submitted during the webinar by typing them into the Q&A function of the Zoom Webinar.

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