Reynolds County Extension Center hours

Monday -Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Closed Fridays

Here to help

The staff of the Reynolds County Extension Center is available to assist residents with research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 573-648-1035 or send an email to

Upcoming Classes:

Level Two: "Apprentice Beekeeper", December  10, 2016, beginning at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. To register please call the extension office at 573-648-1035.

Certified Master Beekeeper Program

Level one: “Introduction to Bee's and Beekeeping" will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements.The Missouri Master Beekeeper certification program consists of six levels: Beginner Beekeeper,Apprentice Beekeeper, Journeyman Beekeeper, Junior Master Beekeeper, Master Trainer, and Master Beekeeper. By the end of this first course, individuals will be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives. Individuals must have one year of experience rearing bees and join a local beekeeping club before taking an exam to move up to the next level. Experienced beekeepers can test up through the first two levels of the program if they have three or more years of experience. The “Basic Beekeeping for Beginners” class is for any individual interested in learning beekeeping. There is no minimum age for the program, but children age 12 and younger may find examination questions difficult. The course costs $61 which includes a beekeeping book. Classes are taught by experienced local beekeepers. .

Level two: "Apprentice Beekeeper" will focus on the principles of management and pest and diseases. The course cost $86 which includes the news beekeeping book and all materials for the next level.


If you have a class you would be interested in us holding, please call the extension office at: 573-648-1035


Council Monthly Meetings

The Reynolds County Extension Council meets the third Monday night of each month at 6:00p.m. at their new Educational Building (Old Sun Bank Building) in Centerville, MO.



Up coming Meeting:

If you would like to become a member of the Reynolds County Dream Makers you must register online at Membership is $20 per child. Year runs Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. If you need help registering on line you must call the Iron County Extension Office for help at 573-546-7515. The Reynolds County Extension Office is not authorized to assist you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

For all information about our county club please call club leader Kelly Kniess at 573-461-2268.

The 4H group meets the second Friday of each month at the Ellington City Hall, Ellington Mo at 6:00p.m.


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