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.
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!