Everything you need to know about bear issues is right here. » 10 Days left for your Early Bee WAS Conference Discount! » The 2015 Colorado State Fair is August 28 through September 7 in Pueblo, Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is offering Colorado State Beekeepers Association (and affiliated regional beekeeping associations) FREE display space in the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Pavilion. » The CSBA has Cottage Industry Bill labels available for all of you who are packing honey in your homes. They are $4 for 100 or $30 for 1000 » Many more items of interest!
It’s Fair and Festival season and my sincere thanks goes out to all of you who have been working at these events. Outreach and education are a critical role for the CSBA–and ALL beekeepers. // The CSBA will be “Puttin’ the Bee in Boulder” a mere 2 months from now! Have you checked out the schedule yet? If not, you should! This will be the largest education event to come to the area in many years and for many years to come. // The Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy conference cost is reasonable — in fact, it’s downright cheap! That’s because of sponsorships! // The Package Bee Survey closed on Friday. I will publish the results as soon as they are available. // How’s your harvest? Going to sell some honey this year? The CSBA has Cottage Industry Bill labels available for all of you who are packing honey in your homes. // NCBA member Ronda Koski is coordinating the bee booth at the Colorado State Fair. Fair dates are August 28 through September 7. VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED! // and much more!
The Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy WAS conference will be held in Boulder on October 1-3, 2015. The complete schedule has been posted to both the CSBA and WAS websites. Pre-registration is open NOW!() || The Colorado History Museum located in downtown Denver is celebrating Colorado’s Birthday on August 1st from 10 am to 5 pm || Please complete the survey regarding your packages. Whether your packages were good or bad, it is important to collect this information. || We were able to secure a cancellation permit for the Salmon River in Idaho and I will be out of town and off the grid from July 17 through July 26.
I had several swarm reports yesterday and expect that swarm season is running behind–like the rest of the natural world! || PLEASE be sure to fill out the Package Bee Survey!!! You need this information! || Summer Bee College Wrap-Up || Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy WAS Conference is the largest and most exciting bee conference in Colorado, ever. || The EPA has asked me to let you know about their bee kill reporting email. firstname.lastname@example.org They have assured anonymity. I have updated the incident reporting page on the CSBA site to reflect this new information.
We’ve gone straight from winter to summer in a week || The Summer Bee College/Meeting will be held in less than 2 weeks! || We will be offering the field test for the Apprentice certification at the Summer Bee College || Plan on attending the WAS Conference in Boulder Oct 1-3. It will be the largest beekeeping event in our area ever. More details in mid-June. || The Pesticide Applicator Act did not sunset. The Pesticide Advisory Committee has been expanded to include “a member of a state or national apiary or beekeeper association who is currently active in apiary management and who is either an elected official of or a designee of the association”. If you are interested and knowledgeable on the subjects of both bees and pesticides, the CSBA would be interested in further discussions with you with respect to participating on the Pesticide Advisory Committee (PAC). || Package Bees: There have been some issues reported with the package bee deliveries this year. The CSBA is interested in collecting additional information on the success/loss data.