Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all meetings and classes will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook until further notice. Dates and times will remain the same.

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


Join us the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm starting on September 5th at theĀ SMB Community Center. There will be 12 classes in total!



The Joplin Area Beekeepers Association is happy to once again offer nucs and queens from Buzz Beekeeping of Springfield, MO

Nucs are $165 this year.
Queens are $30.
Marked queens are $3 extra.

There are Russian and Carniolan nucs and queens available.

The big news is that Italian nucs are also available this year.

Alyse Foley is the contact for the bee order at 417.825.7641.

Delivery is always on a Sunday and is usually at the end of April, but it is when the bees are available.

2020 Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Program