Think You Want to Keep Bees?

Have you heard about the decline of bees and beekeeping?  Did you experience a crop failure?  Are you noticing less bees in your gardens?  Do you want to live more sustainably or grow more of your own food? Whether you are environmentally motivated, hungry for honey or short on pollination, beekeeping may well be for you!

The CSBA, and its regional affiliates, offer a variety of services for new beekeepers–from classes to discounts on woodenware and package bees to ongoing training and mentoring.  Many Clubs have extractors for lending or honey  houses to process in, too.

I do not know why anyone would keep bees without being a member of a regional association or, if there are none in your area, without being a member of the CSBA.  There is so much information that you receive with your nominal membership fees.  The camaraderie and sheer wealth of knowledge contained within any of the associations is amazing!  The Associations actively provide speakers and workshops on pertinent topics throughout the beekeeping year.  Look at the CSBA calendar for what is available in your area.

Perhaps you are not ready to keep bees and are just interested in learning more about them.  TAKE A CLASS!  There are a TON of classes available throughout most of the year for the curious.  (There are few classes available in the summer as it is prime bee season.)  Look here for class offerings.  They are organized by geographical area.

Perhaps you are genuinely committed to keeping bees, TAKE A CLASS!  Even if you have read books and informational articles, nothing replaces the classroom experience.  JOIN AN ASSOCIATION if one is near you!  Beekeepers are a chatty group and they will provide you with a slew of alternatives to handling any problems which may occur.

Welcome to the fun, entertaining and educational world of beekeeping.  We hope you join.  We hope you stay joined.  We are committed to making beekeeping another enjoyable pastime for you.

Sincerely,
Beth Conrey
CSBA President
970-213-3099

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Upcoming Events

Sep
8
Tue
7:00 pm Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mile Hive Bee Club now meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Read more here: http://milehivebeeclub.org/
Sep
9
Wed
6:00 pm Overwintering Honeybee Hives @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Overwintering Honeybee Hives @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how[...]
6:30 pm Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This month’s meeting will be held at the United Power Building on March 11th at 6:30pm. Miles McGaughey will be our guest speaker and will be covering topics relevant to this time of year. Other[...]
Sep
14
Mon
6:30 pm Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 at 12th & G Street at Crest Academy, Salida, Co 81201. See our Facebook group: Central Colorado Beekeepers Association. Ask to join. Thanks and hope[...]
Sep
17
Thu
6:00 pm High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Thursday, March 19, 2015, is our monthly bee club meeting! The meeting is from 6-8 p.m. at the Roxborough Community Center, directions below. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/faab5d795f2a24e9abc494c09/files/Directions_to_Rox_Comm_Cntr.pdf Angela Kantola will be our guest speaker telling us what[...]
Sep
21
Mon
6:00 pm 4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthl... @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthl... @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December] This is your last minute reminder about the club meeting this Monday evening, May 18th, at the Florida Baptist Church at 6 PM. Our new[...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us Mo... @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us Mo... @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Here we will learn how to process wax and how to make mold candles, salves, medicinal honey syrup, honey ointment and lip balms. This practical lab will be devoted to making samples of these various[...]
Oct
7
Wed
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SouthEast Beekeepers Club is a fairly unstructured group of beekeeping people who get together once a month to share information, ask questions, get news, etc. Other than having a pot luck prior to and[...]
7:00 pm Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BCBA meeting and election scheduled for this Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Niwot Grange. Our organization has been without meaningful leadership since Miles McGaughey stepped down last year. Philip Bradbury and Tim[...]
Oct
12
Mon
6:30 pm Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 at 12th & G Street at Crest Academy, Salida, Co 81201. See our Facebook group: Central Colorado Beekeepers Association. Ask to join. Thanks and hope[...]

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