Welcome to the Joplin Area Beekeepers Association!

Our purpose is to promote beekeeping in the Joplin and surrounding area and to help both the beginning hobbyist and the advanced beekeeper in their endeavors to manage their bees successfully.

Keeping bees is very rewarding and satisfying but, as with any form of husbandry, there are circumstances that need experienced know how.

JABA has many advanced local apiarists who are more than willing to share their years of knowledge and experience. We invite you to become a member of the association.

If you have a question, contact us via email at contact@joplinareabeekeepers.com.


New Beekeepers Class

No charge!

Starting Jan 31, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022 on Mondays
6 pm – 8 pm

Joplin Greenhouse, 2820 E. 32nd St., Joplin, MO


We will be getting our bees from different sources this year. You will need to call these individuals for prices of nucs and queens. They are all local beekeepers around this area.

Clint Napton (715) 933-1002
Sean Allen (417) 540-1654
Kevin Young (417) 846-6146

Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Program