Swarm season has already begun but will really get going within the next few weeks. Be sure to to share CSBA’s Swarm Hotline toll-free number: 844-779-2337 || The CSBA supports the DriftWatch program which allows you to register your bee yards AT NO CHARGE. || Changes are in the air for the CSBA Summer Meeting! Read more about our morning session at Farm Fresh restaurant in Rifle. || CSBA will be hosting the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference this fall. The conference theme is “Puttin’ the Bee in Boulder” and we are indeed! The first two days will be “Healthy Bee” and will focus on topics supporting bee health. || Thank you to To Bee or Not to Bee, NCBA and Mile Hive Beekeeping Club for assisting the CSBA with bringing Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine and prolific author, to town. Over 150 people attended the talks. || Bonnie Plants does not utilize any form of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides/insecticides (neonicotinoids class includes; acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid, dinotefuran and thiamethoxam) in the nationwide, greenhouse production of transplants.
After my last day of skiing in Vail today it will be bee season in my world. || Hearing of lots of splitting activity || CSBA, along with NCBA and Mile Hive Beekeeping Club, is pleased to present Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, on April 29-30, 2015. He will be presenting “10 Rules for Modern Beekeeping”. || CSBA Summer Meeting is moving to Farm Fresh in Rifle, June 13, 2015. Read on for more details!
The CSBA event calendar is full of class offerings and for sale ads from our local bee groups and businesses. || Approval of the application for the registration of oxalic acid use would give U.S. beekeepers another tool in their fight against Varroa. Make your voice heard! || The BIG NEWS of the month appears to be the “Flow Hive” || And much more!
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.