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Apr
1
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
Apr 1 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

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Apr
2
Thu
Spring Splitting your Hives
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April is the time of year for splits as the first calls for swarms start coming around April 10th. This class focus is judging your hive for the right time to split. Splitting with or without introduction of new queens.

$35 per Couple
Classes At the Outlet Store
Thursday Nights

March 5th and 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April 2nd and 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm

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Apr
4
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started.

Classes At Wardle Feed
Saturday Mornings
March 7th and 21st from 10 am to 12 pm
April 4th and 18th from 10 am to 12 pm

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Apr
7
Tue
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Swarms: How To Catch A Swarm
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In this class the first rule with any swarm is safety. How locate and identify wild hives in your area. Different methods for capturing swarms and why. Swarm traps and more.

$35 per couple
Classes At the Outlet Store
Tuesday Nights
March 10th or the 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April 7th or the 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm

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Apr
8
Wed
Introduction to Beekeeping
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started.

$35 per couple
Classes At the Outlet Store
Wednesday Nights
March 11th and 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm
April 1st and 15th

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Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Apr 8 @ 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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

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Apr
11
Sat
7th Annual Palisade International Honeybee Festival
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

More details to come.

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Class II: Understanding the Bees @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

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Apr
16
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

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Apr
18
Sat
Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Introduction to Beekeeping
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class focuses on starting a beehive in April with a bee package or nuc. Preparing your equipment where to place your hive. What to expect when getting started.

Classes At Wardle Feed
Saturday Mornings
March 7th and 21st from 10 am to 12 pm
April 4th and 18th from 10 am to 12 pm

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Apr
20
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Apr
21
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Apr
25
Sat
Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

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Natural Beekeeping Session I (Beginner)
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This class is for those just getting started. We will cover basic bee ecology,
how the bees communicate with each other in the hive, explain why bees are
a super-organism, and the importance of honeybee genetic diversity.You
will learn how to set up the hive for bees, obtaining bees, catching a swarm
and getting the bees into the hive.

April 25th , Saturday, 10am-2pm
>BackYardHive Beekeeping Classes

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Apr
26
Sun
Natural Beekeeping Session II (Intermediate)
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This class is for the bee guardian who has taken the Session I, beginner class.
In this class you will learn an in-depth working
relationship with the bees. The class will cover a deeper understanding
of the intimate workings of the colony and the brood nest, so that the
bee guardian can confidentially work their hive and feel comfortable with
interacting with the bees. We will cover queen-less hives, over wintering,
processing all comb types and spring harvesting.

April 26th , Sunday, 10am-2pm
>BackYardHive Beekeeping Classes

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An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping @ Parker
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping – A Hands-on Workshop Series

If you have an interest in bees, pollination and/or the environment, are new to beekeeping or just thinking of bee-coming a beekeeper and you’d like to help reduce the loss of honey bees, this workshop is for you! This is a rare opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of beekeeping from a hands-on perspective.  This three session workshop helps you cut through the overwhelming and often times confusing amount of information available to a new beekeeper and is presented in a manner that even an “Average Joe” can appreciate.This workshop will put you on a fast track to keeping your own bees.  Books and the Internet provide plenty of information but nothing compares to a hands-on experience where you directly interact with bees as you learn.
You will participate by…

  • Inspecting live hives
  • Learn the tools of the trade
  • Introducing a bee package to a new hive
  • Tasting fresh honey right out of the hive!  
 
Workshop Schedule – Bee Engaged – An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping 
(All sessions are conducted in Parker, CO)
Session 1 – Bee(-ginning) Basics: Sunday, April 26: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Session 2 – Hive Set-up:  Saturday or Sunday:  May 2 or 3: 12:30 – 4:30 pm (Session is dependent upon Bee Package delivery which is dependent on the weather)
Session 3 – Hive Inspections & Management Sunday, May 17th:12:30 – 4:30 pm
Prices:  Includes use of beekeeping suits, tools, hives, equipment, instruction, light refreshments and of course the bees!  $175 for one person, $125 for next family member
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Apr
29
Wed
Kim Flottum @ Pulliam Community Building
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Apr
30
Thu
Kim Flottum @ Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The 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”.

On Wednesday, April 29, he will be at the Pulliam Community Building located at 545 Cleveland Avenue in downtown Loveland.

On Thursday, April 30, he will be presenting at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church conveniently located right off of I-25 and 104th.  The address is 650 Kennedy Drive.

Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine’s, complete biography can be found here thanks to Mother Earth News.

Kim is a published author of 9 books on beekeeping:

Backyard Beekeeper–revised and updated (Original and V2 and V3 available)

The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture (currently under construction on the newest version)

The Honey Connoisseur–selecting, tasting and pairing honey

Better Bee Keeping–The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

The Backyard Beekeepers Honey Handbook

The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping

Come join the CSBA as we welcome Kim Flottum for his first visit to Colorado in quite some time.

 

 

 

 

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May
3
Sun
An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping @ Parker
May 3 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping – A Hands-on Workshop Series

If you have an interest in bees, pollination and/or the environment, are new to beekeeping or just thinking of bee-coming a beekeeper and you’d like to help reduce the loss of honey bees, this workshop is for you! This is a rare opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of beekeeping from a hands-on perspective.  This three session workshop helps you cut through the overwhelming and often times confusing amount of information available to a new beekeeper and is presented in a manner that even an “Average Joe” can appreciate.This workshop will put you on a fast track to keeping your own bees.  Books and the Internet provide plenty of information but nothing compares to a hands-on experience where you directly interact with bees as you learn.
You will participate by…

  • Inspecting live hives
  • Learn the tools of the trade
  • Introducing a bee package to a new hive
  • Tasting fresh honey right out of the hive!  
 
Workshop Schedule – Bee Engaged – An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping 
(All sessions are conducted in Parker, CO)
Session 1 – Bee(-ginning) Basics: Sunday, April 26: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Session 2 – Hive Set-up:  Saturday or Sunday:  May 2 or 3: 12:30 – 4:30 pm (Session is dependent upon Bee Package delivery which is dependent on the weather)
Session 3 – Hive Inspections & Management Sunday, May 17th:12:30 – 4:30 pm
Prices:  Includes use of beekeeping suits, tools, hives, equipment, instruction, light refreshments and of course the bees!  $175 for one person, $125 for next family member
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May
6
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
May 6 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

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Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

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May
7
Thu
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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May
13
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
May 13 @ 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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

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May
16
Sat
Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell Session I
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell

Carbondale, CO

Held at Sustainable Settings

Session l
May 16, 2015 (Saturday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

Session ll
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

To register for the Carbondale classes through Sustainable Settings
Phone: 970-963-6107 or
Email: rose@sustainablesettings.org

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May
17
Sun
Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell Session II
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell

Carbondale, CO

Held at Sustainable Settings

Session l
May 16, 2015 (Saturday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

Session ll
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

To register for the Carbondale classes through Sustainable Settings
Phone: 970-963-6107 or
Email: rose@sustainablesettings.org

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An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping @ Parker
May 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping – A Hands-on Workshop Series

If you have an interest in bees, pollination and/or the environment, are new to beekeeping or just thinking of bee-coming a beekeeper and you’d like to help reduce the loss of honey bees, this workshop is for you! This is a rare opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of beekeeping from a hands-on perspective.  This three session workshop helps you cut through the overwhelming and often times confusing amount of information available to a new beekeeper and is presented in a manner that even an “Average Joe” can appreciate.This workshop will put you on a fast track to keeping your own bees.  Books and the Internet provide plenty of information but nothing compares to a hands-on experience where you directly interact with bees as you learn.
You will participate by…

  • Inspecting live hives
  • Learn the tools of the trade
  • Introducing a bee package to a new hive
  • Tasting fresh honey right out of the hive!  
 
Workshop Schedule – Bee Engaged – An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping 
(All sessions are conducted in Parker, CO)
Session 1 – Bee(-ginning) Basics: Sunday, April 26: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Session 2 – Hive Set-up:  Saturday or Sunday:  May 2 or 3: 12:30 – 4:30 pm (Session is dependent upon Bee Package delivery which is dependent on the weather)
Session 3 – Hive Inspections & Management Sunday, May 17th:12:30 – 4:30 pm
Prices:  Includes use of beekeeping suits, tools, hives, equipment, instruction, light refreshments and of course the bees!  $175 for one person, $125 for next family member
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May
18
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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May
19
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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May
21
Thu
Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Certification
May 21 @ 8:30 am – May 26 @ 12:30 pm

May 21-26
June 4-11
Boulder, CO

Choose any dates that fit your schedule, 16 days to choose from.

Intensives limited to 4 people per session.

Out of town folks, we have recommendations for lodging and camping accommodations in beautiful Eldorado Springs, CO

More Information and Online Registration for Intensives

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High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

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May
24
Sun
An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping @ Parker
May 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An “Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping – A Hands-on Workshop Series

If you have an interest in bees, pollination and/or the environment, are new to beekeeping or just thinking of bee-coming a beekeeper and you’d like to help reduce the loss of honey bees, this workshop is for you! This is a rare opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of beekeeping from a hands-on perspective.  This three session workshop helps you cut through the overwhelming and often times confusing amount of information available to a new beekeeper and is presented in a manner that even an “Average Joe” can appreciate.This workshop will put you on a fast track to keeping your own bees.  Books and the Internet provide plenty of information but nothing compares to a hands-on experience where you directly interact with bees as you learn.
You will participate by…

  • Inspecting live hives
  • Learn the tools of the trade
  • Introducing a bee package to a new hive
  • Tasting fresh honey right out of the hive!  
 
Workshop Schedule – Bee Engaged – An Average Joe’s Guide to Beekeeping 
(All sessions are conducted in Parker, CO)
Session 1 – Bee(-ginning) Basics: Sunday, April 26: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Session 2 – Hive Set-up:  Saturday or Sunday:  May 2 or 3: 12:30 – 4:30 pm (Session is dependent upon Bee Package delivery which is dependent on the weather)
Session 3 – Hive Inspections & Management Sunday, May 17th:12:30 – 4:30 pm
Prices:  Includes use of beekeeping suits, tools, hives, equipment, instruction, light refreshments and of course the bees!  $175 for one person, $125 for next family member
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Jun
3
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jun 3 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

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Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

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Jun
4
Thu
Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Certification
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm

June 4-11
Boulder, CO

Choose any dates that fit your schedule, 16 days to choose from.

Intensives limited to 4 people per session.

Out of town folks, we have recommendations for lodging and camping accommodations in beautiful Eldorado Springs, CO

More Information and Online Registration for Intensives

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Jun
6
Sat
Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

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Jun
7
Sun
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Jun
10
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Jun 10 @ 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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

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Jun
13
Sat
CSBA Summer Bee College @ Farm Fresh Cafe
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA) Summer Bee College will take place in Rifle/Silt on June 13, 2015.

We have outgrown Paul’s facility and will move to the Farm Fresh Cafe in Rifle for the morning sessions.  Lunch will be served on site and will include vegetarian, gluten-free and standard offerings.

Featured speaker will be Maryann Frazier of Peen State University.  She will be joined by Dr. Jamie Strange from the Ogden Bee Lab as well as by Tony Landretti of Rice’s Honey Co. and Dr. Bill Collins of Fort Lewis University.

The hands-on beekeeping sessions will be held in Silt at Western CO Honey Co.

As always, the Beekeepers Ball will conclude the day.  See the CSBA website for further details including pre-registration forms, maps and speaker bios.

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Jun
15
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Jun
16
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Jun
18
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

Digg This
Jun
27
Sat
Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site* @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Digg This
Jul
1
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jul 1 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

Digg This
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

Digg This
Jul
7
Tue
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

Digg This
Jul
8
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Jul 8 @ 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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

Digg This
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

Digg This
Jul
16
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

Digg This
Jul
20
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

Digg This
Jul
21
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

Digg This
Jul
25
Sat
Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site* @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Digg This
Aug
5
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
Aug 5 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

Digg This
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

Digg This
Aug
7
Fri
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

Digg This
Aug
12
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Aug 12 @ 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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

Digg This
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

Digg This
Aug
17
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

Digg This
Aug
18
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

Digg This
Aug
20
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

Digg This
Aug
29
Sat
Class VII: Fall and Winter Care @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Digg This
Sep
2
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ North Pinery Firehouse
Sep 2 @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

Digg This
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

Digg This
Sep
7
Mon
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for a hands-on series of 8 classes that will support you through the beekeeping season from March to October.

Location: Classes are held at the Growing Gardens Greenhouse 1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO or at hives around our city
Time: 9am to 12pm/1pm one Saturday per month
Cost: $400 per person, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class will cover expectations and an introduction to keeping bees in your back yard. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow beekeepers. There will be a demonstration hive available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

Class II: Understanding the Bees
Date: Saturday, April 11th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will focus on basic honeybee biology, the caste and rolls of bees that live in a colony and cover the ecology of honeybees. In the lab we will learn about hive preparation, location, how to install packaged bees or swarms, and what to look for in your new expanding colony.

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I
Date: Saturday, April 25th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will share how our colonies are settling in. You will learn how to handle combs, trouble-shoot problems, manage build-up, and maintain the overall health. The lab will apply the knowledge gained from the class through hands-on beekeeping.

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
In this lab you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and familiarity with honeybees and learn how to work a top-bar hive successfully. You will gain knowledge in how to manage hives for optimum honey production and colony health. We may begin to harvest honeycomb.

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*
Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 9:00a-1:00p
This lab will give you a chance to improve your skills and gain more experience handling combs and bees. We may be able to harvest honey. We will discuss and practice sustainable techniques for monitoring and preventing diseases and parasites.

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care
Date: Saturday, August 29th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
In this class we will review methods and preparations for maintaining a healthy hive. We will also learn alternative honey processing techniques. We will also learn the steps needed to prepare the hives for winter and demonstrate a variety of winterization techniques unique to top bar hive management.

Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey
Date: Saturday, October 3rd Time: 9:00a-1:00p
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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Sep
9
Wed
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 topics for the meeting:
– Status update of “Birds & Bees” ordinance in Brighton
– Colorado Swarm Hotline changes for this year.
– USDA/Cindy Einspahr, distribution of seed purchased with grant money.
– Update on sources for packaged bees.
– Design contest for club logo?

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

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Sep
15
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Sep
17
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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.

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Angela Kantola will be our guest speaker telling us what she has learned about the “Flow Hive” that everyone is ga-ga over. Then Laura Phillips will give us our Epi-Pen Training for the year. This training is recommended for all club members.

We will also discuss the new swarm phone system being implemented by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and the fact that they have 501c3 status available to use if we choose to use it.

All and all, it should be a very informative meeting. Bring a treat if you like and we’ll all share.

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Sep
21
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ 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]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Oct
3
Sat
Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey @ 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 products and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

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Oct
7
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthly Meeting @ 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 during the meeting, we don’t have an agenda. When we do have speakers or special interest discussions, we send out notices to our group.

We have no dues. Everyone is welcome, all you need is an interest in bees.

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