Crooked Hill Beekeeping

Fenton, MO - February 10, 2018 - Eastern Missouri Beekeepers - Cost $85 per person before January 22nd, $95 after the 22nd. Register at

Maryville, MO - Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1pm-5pm, Beginning Beekeeping Class,  Northwest Missouri Beebusters, Cost is $12.00 (pay when you arrive), Address: 1515 South Munn, Maryville, MO 64468

Honey Harvesting Video

Columbia, MO - January 20th. Boone Regional Beekeeper's Association 

Macon, MO - February 10, 2018 - North Central Missouri Beekeeper's Association - Location: Macon High School, Time: Registration begins at 8:30, class begins at 9 AM., Instructors: Jim and Valerie Duever, Cost: $35 per person. Snacks and materials will be provided.  There are several restaurants nearby for lunch or you may bring your own. To register please call Tammy (Crooked Hill Beekeeping) at (660) 214-0132.  Seating is limited.

We recommend that beginning beekeepers take a beekeeping class.  We will post classes in Missouri as soon as we receive the information.  If you are putting on a class in 2018 or have information on one that we don't have listed, please let us know.  We can be reached at (660) 214-0132 or

Crooked Hill Beekeeping currently plans to attend the classes in Maryville, Columbia, Macon, and Independence.  We offer free delivery of supplies and equipment to all classes and bee club meetings that we attend.  We regularly attend meetings in Macon, Braymer, and Laredo. When possible we also attend meetings in Smithville, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Sedalia, and Columbia.

Beekeeping Classes

Here is a link to help protect your bees, orchards and gardens from overspray and drift.

Independence, MO - February 24th. Midwestern Beekeeper's Association - Drumm Farm Center for Children Nelson Hall - I will post registration information when it becomes available.

Bee Candy Recipe

(used to feed bees in late winter or early spring if they are in danger of running out of honey)

Utensils Needed

Heavy pan with lid

Extra Pot

Stirring Spoon

Thermometer that reads up to 234 degrees

Electric Mixer

Disposable molds (foil or waxed paper lined plates or pie pans work well)


8 cups of sugar (4 pound bag of sugar)

2 cups of water

½ teaspoon white vinegar

(You can double the recipe to make about six 9” plates 1/2” deep)


1. Pour all ingredients into pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

2. Cover and boil 5 minutes.

3. Insert candy thermometer and boil until temperature reaches 234 degrees.

4. Remove from heat and cool to 200 degrees.

5. Whip with electric mixer until mixture begins to turn white with air bubbles throughout.

6. Pour into molds and allow to cool undisturbed.

7. Store in a dry location (freezer).