Next meeting is Feb 23rd @ Moose Lodge, Granite City - Spring Prep

St. Clair Beekeepers Association

New Beekeeper class!

When: Due to the snow storm, new tentative date is March  2, 2024 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Current signups will be honored.
Location:  Granit City Moose  Lodge2521 Maryville Rd, Granite City, IL 62040
Contact Information:

We are hosting our annual INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING. A one Day in Person Class. This class is a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating and complex life of the honey bee colony and the fundamentals of managing a hive of bees as a beekeeper. The topics covered include: Bee Biology and Colony Behavior, Equipment You Will Need, Your First Hive – Acquiring Bees and Hive Setup, Opening and Inspecting your Hive, Pest Management and The Beekeeping Year: Seasonal Management Activities. Your enrollment includes handouts, continental breakfast. Textbook and other related resources will be available. The cost of the class is $60.00, one additional family member may attend for an additional $30.00

get registration form here

Our Mission

The purpose of the St. Clair Beekeepers Association is to promote interest in bees and beekeeping Goals:
  • Promote good beekeeping practices
  • Utilization of bees for pollination of agricultural crops
  • Dissemination of information about bees and beekeeping
  • Educating future beekeepers

Become a member

Dues are $20 per year and include your membership in the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.
To join, please complete our membership form

alternatively, you can mail a check (payable to: St. Clair Beekeepers Association) for $20 to:
St. Clair Beekeepers Association
C/O Katelyn Hentrich
13809 Schuler Lane, Dow, IL 62022
For more information email

Being a member of SCBA has several benefits:
  • Automatically enrolled as a member in the Illinois State Beekeepers Association
  • Mentorship with seasoned beekeepers with decades of experience
  • Slack and Facebook groups to ask questions and get advice
  • Enroll in our Swarm and Cutout Lists
  • access to state hive inspectors
  • Borrow club equipment such as extactors