It is beginning to feel like spring in the bee world! || This year’s legislative activity is focused on the Sunset Review of the Colorado Pesticide Applicators Act (PAA). If you think that 10 more years is too long for the PAA to not even mention the word pollinators, we need your help! || The Western Apicultural Society Conference that is being held in Boulder on October 1-3, 2015. We are “Putting the Bee in Boulder!” with a 3 day community-wide celebration.
Next week, the two national bee associations, National Honey Producers Association (NHPA) and the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) will be hosting their annual conferences. | 3 new clubs joined the CSBA. Direct memberships increased by approximately 15%. | Goals for 2015 | Mark Winston book signing at Boulder Book Store. | Several Beekeeping classes are available.
Today, December 2nd, is Giving Tuesday, the kick-off event for the holiday giving season. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the CSBA any time of the year. || Next Tuesday, December 9th, is Colorado Gives Day and I love this event! “Give Where You Live” is their slogan and I couldn’t agree more! || There are but 2 seats left to Ross Conrad’s Advanced Beekeeping Seminar at the Crescent Grange in Broomfield on Saturday, January 24th from 8:30 to 5:00 pm. || Winter Meeting Recap and a LOT more!
The word for the day is food! This extended run of magnificent weather has bees charging through their stores. If you have not checked your hives in a bit, please consider doing so. | The CSBA Winter Meeting is this Saturday! Pre-registrations are ahead of last year and it promises to be a fun event with lots of opportunities to meet other beekeepers from around the state. | Colorado will be hosting the WAS conference in October, 2015. | Minnesota considers a ban on neonicotinoids | Denver “Bee Safe” Neighborhood Proclamation.