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02 Nov

High Country Bee, 3rd ed., Vol. 11

Beth Conrey blog

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.

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01 Oct

High Country Bee, 3rd ed., Vol. 10

Beth Conrey blog

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall out there. || CSBA Winter Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 8th from 8-5 pm at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. || CSBA Master Beekeeper Beginning (Apprentice) Class || WAS Wrap-Up || CSBA Election time again! || Harvest 2014 Photos

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16 Sep

Mid-September Update

Beth Conrey blog

The Honey Bee Jubilee at To Bee or Not to Bee was a rousing success! Thanks to Mile Hive Beekeeping Club for making it so! | I am pleased to announce that the CSBA Master Beekeeper Course is finally getting off the ground. | Organic Gardening Magazine has sent me a sample magazine with an offer to all of you to subscribe.

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05 Sep

High Country Bee, Edition 3, Volume 9, September, 2014

Beth Conrey blog

Sorry this is a bit late.  Honey harvest is upon me!

September is National Honey Month and there are lots of activities celebrating the harvest season.  For those of you in the Denver area, there are 2 events that are a lot of fun!  Sadly, I will not be able to make either of them–but the show must go on!  See the CSBA Event Calendar for all the details on the Honey Bee Jubilee at To Bee or Not to Bee on Saturday, September 6th and the Colorado Honey Festival at Denver Urban Homesteading on Saturday, September 20th.  Have a great time and support the businesses that support us.

The Pollinator Stewardship Council has a petition for you to sign to ask your Senators and Representatives to support the US honey industry.  Click here to be redirected to the petition and THANK YOU!

Western Apicultural Society Conference (WAS):

Will be held at the University of Montana in Missoula from September 17-20, 2014.  I will be attending and have rounded up a roommate.  The CSBA Event Calendar has been updated to reflect the most recent information, too. Next year, the CSBA will be hosting the WAS conference here in Colorado.  Plans are underway now to finalize a venue.  More details to follow.  This will take a LOT OF EFFORT and I cannot do it alone.  If you have any skills in the event/conference planning arena, please step forward and share your expertise.

CSBA Winter Meeting:

The CSBA Winter Meeting will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 8th from 8 am to 5 pm.  Featured speaker is Katie Lee.  Katie is Marla Spivak’s PhD candidate and the Bee Informed Partnership Midwest Tech Team leader.  She is one of the “new generation” speakers and I am excited to have her!  Click here for a bio and a description of her featured talks.  In addition, she will be joined by Melanie Kirby of Zia Queen Bee speaking on compromised forage.  The schedule has been finalized and is posted here.

The bi-annual election is scheduled to take place at the Winter Meeting.  I will be posting the Officer and Advisor position requirements soon.  If you are interested in running for any of the Officer positions, we are interested in having you!  Stay tuned.

I am working on getting the PayPal buttons up and running for pre-registration.  Bear with me for a bit longer.  We will be having an Executive Committee meeting next week and will finalize the details and update the site.  I will keep you posted when it is done.

Of Interest:

Michael Wren has a couple of complete beehives for sale outside of Parker.  He can be reached at:  dragonshadowflies@me.com.

Beekeepers Need a Living Wage by Don Studinski

Bee Wear  (Just love the name!)

ABJ Extra–Controlled by Genes?  The Case of Honey Bee Work Assignments

Honey Flavor Wheel–Fascinating!

Venom Gets Good Buzz as Potential Cancer Fighter

Thank you for being a member.

Beth Conrey

President

970-213-3099

president@coloradobeekeepers.org

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