Want to get started in beekeeping but don't know where to begin? You've come to the right place! 

Each spring, the MVBA puts on a beginners beekeeping class. We will teach you all of the basics needed to get started, from ordering and building your equipment, to installing your bees, to caring for your new hive throughout the first year. The cost is only $35 for your whole family. That not only pays for the class but also your annual dues to the MVBA as well as your state organization for the first year as well. Everyone receives a beginning beekeeping book and entries for some amazing prizes. And donuts! Can't forget the donuts.

You are also encouraged to attend our monthly meetings where you can ask questions and learn the ins & outs of beekeeping no matter where you are in your beekeeping journey. We meet at 7:00 PM the last Tuesday of each month in the basement at 330 South 36th Street in Quincy, IL. Stop in and say hi!