About Us

We are Kansas City and western Missouri area beekeepers who meet monthly to share knowledge, swap tips, and promote beekeeping in western Missouri. Whether just beginning to explore the possibility of keeping bees, a hobbyist beekeeper with a few hives in your backyard, a “side liner” earning extra income, or a full time beekeeper, you will find something of value here.

 Contact us @ midwestbeekeeps@gmail.com


2017 Association Officers


President Bob Williams Belton, MO 64012 thebeltonbee@gmail.com 816-331-6634
1st VP Programs OPEN
2nd VP Membership Terry Wright 9203 South Litchford, Grain Valley, MO 64029 926wright@gmail.com (816) 578-4460
3rd VP Editor Janice Britz 12909 E 264th St., Peculiar, MO   64078 britzjs@gmail.com 816-419-1327
Secretary Cindy Connell 365 SW 1081, Holden, MO 64040 goldwingers2004@yahoo.com 816-732-6579
Treasurer Wes Johnston Ferrelview, MO 64163 wj2@kc.rr.com 816-392-4960
Auditor Robert Burns Paola. KS 66202 rburnshoney@gmail.com 913-481-3504
1st Board Member Steve DeCaigney Independence, MO 64056 816-257-5258
2nd Board Member Laura Fish Parkville, MO 64152 ddetailsfish@gmail.com 816-809-1629
3rd Board Member Dean Sanders Oak Grove, MO 64075 816-456-4683
Webmaster Michelle Williams midwestbeekeeps@gmail.com
Librarian John Martin Kansas City, MO 64134 jmartin98@comcast.net 816-726-6371

2017 Appointed Positions

Youth Scholarship Nita Dietz Independence, MO nstigall@yahoo.com 785-304-5905
Hospitality OPEN
Honey Plants Luanne Oneal Trenton, MO oneal63020@sbcglobal.net (660) 359-7398
Nuc Initiative Stuart Dietz Independence MO 64055 nstigall@yahoo.com 785-304-5905, 785-969-6110
State Liaison Dean Sanders Oak Grove, MO 64075 816-456-4683
Urban Liaison Ezekiel Amador III Kansas city, MO 64108 zekeamador@aol.com 816-612-9030