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Event Calendar - Colorado State Beekeepers Association

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Apr
27
Sun
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session III: Honeybee Colony Care I @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hands-On Beekeeping Series

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, including instructional materials

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

http://www.growinggardens.org/beekeeping

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping

Date: Saturday, March 1st 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: Sunday, April 6th 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: Sunday, April 27th 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, May 31st Time: 9:00a-12:00p

We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and discuss nectar sources and methods of understanding nectar flows. In the lab we will review proper handling of the combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe brood patterns and colony strength through the seasons.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*

Date: Saturday, July 12th 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, August 2nd 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, September 6th 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 4th 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.

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May
14
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers!

The April meeting for the Mile Hive Bee Cub will be help on Wed. April 9. We will meet in the To Bee Or Not To Bee classroom (725 W 39 Ave, Denver, CO 80216). Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The Agenda is as follows:
1. Final vote on a club logo. See below for options and, if you can, print the attached ballot and bring it to the meeting.

2. The main portion of the meeting will cover the installation of Nucleus Colonies (Nucs) and Packages. If you have new bees coming in the next couple of weeks you will want to make sure that you have everything ready, beforehand.

3. Hopefully, we will have some updates on the other projects that have been brought up at previous meetings.


For the meeting: Bring in frames of brood that did not make it through the winter so we can all observe and discuss. We will, also, be looking at how and when to start the Spring feeding. Thanks, Gregg.

We will be discussing how we can get a head start on giving our bees the best shot at a great Spring and Summer.

Tim Brod has agreed to fill us in on his recent trip to India, as well.

We are hoping to have some ideas for a logo brought in to this meeting. This is your chance to make a contribution that will be a part of the club going on into the future.

Kristina will be bringing us up on the Elm Bore issue and what we can do to help our Bees from being exposed to lethal pesticides.

If you are having trouble getting the membership form to print out or have not officially joined us, I will have forms with me.

The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members:

I have heard that many bees are bringing home pollen. Anyone know what it is from?

Make sure that you have worked out your 2014 dues with Mitch.

Logos?

I am putting this reminder out to over 70 different email addresses! We can get a lot done with all these interested parties. What would you like to see us accomplish this year? See you at the meeting!

Make sure to give your hives a “lift” in order to see how they are doing for winter stores. My hive became very light over the last cold spell.

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May
31
Sat
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session IV: Honeybee Colony Care II @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hands-On Beekeeping Series

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, including instructional materials

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

http://www.growinggardens.org/beekeeping

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping

Date: Saturday, March 1st 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: Sunday, April 6th 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: Sunday, April 27th 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, May 31st Time: 9:00a-12:00p

We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and discuss nectar sources and methods of understanding nectar flows. In the lab we will review proper handling of the combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe brood patterns and colony strength through the seasons.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*

Date: Saturday, July 12th 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, August 2nd 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, September 6th 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 4th 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.

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Jun
11
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers!

The April meeting for the Mile Hive Bee Cub will be help on Wed. April 9. We will meet in the To Bee Or Not To Bee classroom (725 W 39 Ave, Denver, CO 80216). Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The Agenda is as follows:
1. Final vote on a club logo. See below for options and, if you can, print the attached ballot and bring it to the meeting.

2. The main portion of the meeting will cover the installation of Nucleus Colonies (Nucs) and Packages. If you have new bees coming in the next couple of weeks you will want to make sure that you have everything ready, beforehand.

3. Hopefully, we will have some updates on the other projects that have been brought up at previous meetings.


For the meeting: Bring in frames of brood that did not make it through the winter so we can all observe and discuss. We will, also, be looking at how and when to start the Spring feeding. Thanks, Gregg.

We will be discussing how we can get a head start on giving our bees the best shot at a great Spring and Summer.

Tim Brod has agreed to fill us in on his recent trip to India, as well.

We are hoping to have some ideas for a logo brought in to this meeting. This is your chance to make a contribution that will be a part of the club going on into the future.

Kristina will be bringing us up on the Elm Bore issue and what we can do to help our Bees from being exposed to lethal pesticides.

If you are having trouble getting the membership form to print out or have not officially joined us, I will have forms with me.

The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members:

I have heard that many bees are bringing home pollen. Anyone know what it is from?

Make sure that you have worked out your 2014 dues with Mitch.

Logos?

I am putting this reminder out to over 70 different email addresses! We can get a lot done with all these interested parties. What would you like to see us accomplish this year? See you at the meeting!

Make sure to give your hives a “lift” in order to see how they are doing for winter stores. My hive became very light over the last cold spell.

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Jul
9
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers!

The April meeting for the Mile Hive Bee Cub will be help on Wed. April 9. We will meet in the To Bee Or Not To Bee classroom (725 W 39 Ave, Denver, CO 80216). Meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The Agenda is as follows:
1. Final vote on a club logo. See below for options and, if you can, print the attached ballot and bring it to the meeting.

2. The main portion of the meeting will cover the installation of Nucleus Colonies (Nucs) and Packages. If you have new bees coming in the next couple of weeks you will want to make sure that you have everything ready, beforehand.

3. Hopefully, we will have some updates on the other projects that have been brought up at previous meetings.


For the meeting: Bring in frames of brood that did not make it through the winter so we can all observe and discuss. We will, also, be looking at how and when to start the Spring feeding. Thanks, Gregg.

We will be discussing how we can get a head start on giving our bees the best shot at a great Spring and Summer.

Tim Brod has agreed to fill us in on his recent trip to India, as well.

We are hoping to have some ideas for a logo brought in to this meeting. This is your chance to make a contribution that will be a part of the club going on into the future.

Kristina will be bringing us up on the Elm Bore issue and what we can do to help our Bees from being exposed to lethal pesticides.

If you are having trouble getting the membership form to print out or have not officially joined us, I will have forms with me.

The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members:

I have heard that many bees are bringing home pollen. Anyone know what it is from?

Make sure that you have worked out your 2014 dues with Mitch.

Logos?

I am putting this reminder out to over 70 different email addresses! We can get a lot done with all these interested parties. What would you like to see us accomplish this year? See you at the meeting!

Make sure to give your hives a “lift” in order to see how they are doing for winter stores. My hive became very light over the last cold spell.

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