Feb
14
Thu
New Metro Bee Club Forming! @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 14 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Attention ladies and gentlemen! It seems the Women Who Bee have inspired the general population to start a new, co-ed club that also meets at the shop. This new club will hold its first meeting Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. To R.S.V.P., please call our main office at (303) 728-4422.

Feb
16
Sat
Warre Hive Building Class @ Applewood Permaculture Institute
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am

Build a Warre Hive of your own.

 

Warre Bee Hives are an inexpensive way to do your part to give honeybees a home, improve your habitat and produce your own honey. At each event, we have 4 openings for participants who want to build their own hive.

 

Price:

 

Complete 4 box Warre Bee Hive along with hands on assembly experience . . . $100.00

 

That cost includes lunch served the day we build.  The API gardening team will provide lunch and drinks.

 

Please send your check, made out to Applewood Permaculture Institute, to the address indicated above.  Your check must have cleared the bank before your spot is reserved.  This is, of course, first come, first served.

 

Assembly will take place within an unheated garage with the door open. Please dress in multiple layers appropriate to the weather. The saying goes that there is no bad weather . . . only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something.  You will be helping others build their hives also.  Think of it like the old barn raising events, but we\’re raising hives.  You will work, hard, all day.  You will go home tired, happy, carrying a new Warre and having made new friends.  You will probably want to bring along your camera.  This is no place for children, power tools will be in use all day long.

 

You must reserve a space by contacting Don Studinski, dstudin@yahoo.com or 303-248-6677. If there is overflow interest we will keep a list and give those first chance at any future hive builds

Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Feb
20
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 20 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
21
Thu
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 21 – Feb 25 all-day
Feb
23
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Backyard Beekeeping @ Lyons Farmette
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 am

Come on down to the Farmette for a presentation on backyard beekeeping. Our instructor, Ben Rodman is a Lyons resident with his wife Jasmine Lok.  He has been a beekeeper since 2004 and has been performing feral colony rescue and removal for several years, is a moderator of the online beekeeping forum Beesource.com, and is an award-winning meadmaker and home brewer.  We’ll discuss where to keep bees, equipment options, “natural” beekeeping, how to inspect your colony, the honeybee life cycle, and of course honey and other colony products.  And new this year: we’ll visit the Farmette’s beautiful new observation colony  where we can watch “the girls” doing their thing under glass right in front of us! We will have equipment, books and protective gear to examine, and participants can get together on orders for bee equipment and packages of honeybees for Spring!

$25 per person

Feb
24
Sun
Beekeeping Seminar at Jared’s @ Jared's Gift and Garden Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This free bee keeping seminar is from 1 PM till 3 PM at Jared’s Gift and Garden Center 10500 West Bowles Littleton, CO 80127. Learn about the fascinating world of the Honeybee with master beekeeper Greg McMann and Tom Bush. There will be follow-on classes this Spring and workshops at the actual hives. You could even have your own bee hive up and running this Spring! Call the store at 303-979-2473 or Jared’s Garden Center directly at 303-979-6022 for details. Seminar limited to call soon!

Feb
27
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 27 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
28
Thu
CO Women who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Mar
1
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 1 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
2
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to Beekeeping provides classroom time for participating students.  Follow the link to DUH to register. http://www.denverurbanhomesteading.com/

Warre Class at To Bee or Not to Bee @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To Bee or Not To Bee will be giving it's first Warre class on Saturday, March 2nd 1:00 - 3:00 by Trent Feist $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door
Please RSVP to 303.859.6707
Mar
6
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Left Hand Grange
Mar 6 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Winter Business Meeting

Mar
8
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 8 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

KGNU Radio Interview
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Roger Wendell interviews Valerie Solheim on The Beehive Effect, Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles, her newly published book and four years of energy research with the hives.

March 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM  KGNU Boulder

Mar
9
Sat
Tim Brod Beekeeping Lecture 1 @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 9 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Tim Brod will begin his lecture series at To Bee or not To Bee Friday evening March 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 for a fee of $20.00  This lecture is geared for 2nd year and on beekeepers.  Seating is limited to 50.  Please RSVP to :   ToBeeRSVP@gmail.com.

 

Lecture topic:
“Dynamics of Successful Split Making: Creating Queen Cells Using An Adaptive Cloake Board Method.”

 

Current morbidity rates for beekeepers are 20%-50%.  Creating splits is a necessary tool for beekeepers, no matter which hiving system employed.   This interactive lecture will explore the axioms necessary to generate healthy and viable splits. We will discuss how the use of a Cloake board can be a useful tool in generating multiple queen cells for use in splits.  And while this lecture will focus on the use of Langstroth Hive systems, the precepts taught are adaptive to any hiving technology.  This class is designed for minimally active 2 year and more experienced beekeepers.

 

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar and Langstroth Beekeeping

Date: Saturday, March 9th Time: 9:00-12:00

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 demonstration hives available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

 

The Beehive Effect: From Sacred Fields to Quantum Fields @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 Valerie Solheim, PhD
Beekeeper, Author, Jungian Therapist
Create energy-rich zones to strengthen and protect domestic and feral bees.  Keeping or attracting bees to your garden can boost your plants’ production 5 fold.  It’s all about energy.

 

Mar
14
Thu
New Metro Bee Club Forming! @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 14 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

This new club will hold its second meeting Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. To R.S.V.P., please call our main office at (303) 728-4422.  Gregg McMahan and Kristina Williams will be speaking on the topic of FEEDING.  Last half hour will be an open forum.  Bring all your questions.

Mar
15
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 15 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
16
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Mar
22
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.

NCBA March Meeting @ TBD
Mar 22 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

NCBA Swarm Hotline Sign-up/Recap of 2012 by Beth Conrey

Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 22 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
23
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Mar
30
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Apr
6
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Apr
7
Sun
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class II: Understanding the Bees

Date: Sunday, April 7th Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Western CO Beekeepers Association Meeting @ Mesa County Fairgrounds Jockey Club
Apr 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Bob Hasse (Bee Bob) will be discussing getting ready for spring and will be talking about splitting hives and swarms.  Bob’s talks are always well done and we’re lucky to have him as a resource!

Apr
12
Fri
5th Annual Palisade International Honey Festival
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Click here for all the details!

 

Apr
13
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Apr
19
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.

NCBA April Meeting @ Berthoud Community Center
Apr 19 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

April Meeting – Thursday, April 18 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Michele Pelanne will speak briefly about Driftwatch, the state-sponsored hive mapping program for Aerial Applicator Awareness. Our main program will be “Planting for Pollinators” – a presentation on bee-friendly flowering plants, with Master Gardener Charleen Barr and Ronda Koski; Bring your empty bee package boxes – we will be collecting them before the meeting.

Apr
20
Sat
Michael Bush Seminar @ Utah County Health and Justice Building
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Apr
23
Tue
Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar @ Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Apr 23 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The April 22nd program will be presented by John Sheridan of Bees in the Trees and will provide an Introduction of Beekeeping.

If you have been thinking about becoming a beekeeper – – or if you already have a hive or two and would like to ge some tips from someone who really knows what he’s doing, this is the perfect Earth Day event for you.

John will cover all the basics: what tools you need, where to find bees, and a calendar of beekeeping tasks.

Apr
27
Sat
Beekeeping Introduction Lite @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Apr 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Beekeeping Introduction Lite

Learn what beekeeping and local honey is about and decide whether this is right for you.  Become a beekeeper and change your life.  Taught by the owner of Denver Urban Homesteading.

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I

Date: Saturday, April 27th Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

May
2
Thu
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Longmont YMCA
May 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

We’ll pop open some nucs and see how bees and queens are doing.

May
9
Thu
Western CO Beekeepers Association Meeting @ Mesa County Fairgrounds Jockey Club
May 9 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, May 8th at the Jockey club building at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at 6pm.  We’ll be talking about upcoming events and Gary McCallister will be presenting Surprising Facts About the Bee Life Cycle (and what it means to you).  Come and learn more about bees and how you can help bees in our community.
In June we won’t be having our regular meeting, but instead encourage our members and friends to attend the Colorado State Beekeepers Association’s Summer Meeting at Paul and Nanci Limbach’s in Silt CO (only about an hour from Grand Junction – check facebook as the event gets a little closer for carpool info).  There will be some great speakers this year and it’s always a fun and informative event.  Bee sure to preregister (remember, if you are current member of WCBA, you are, by default, a CSBA member).  More info here: http://coloradobeekeepers.org/summermeeting/
Because of the County Fair in July, we’ll be foregoing our meeting at the Jockey Club.  But, don’t fret, instead we’ll be setting up small, members-only workshops on bee inspections at local members’ bee yards.  We’ll have groups for Langstroth, Top Bar and Warre hives.  I’ll be sending more info about these group inspections soon!  (Also, if you are a Langstroth hive user that would be willing to show others (a small group – you can set the limits) how to do a hive inspection in July, please let me know and we can work out details.  We’d also like to know if anyone in the Montrose/Delta area or other places like Carbondale/Glenwood would be interested in hosting an inspection (any type of hive).  Again, please contact me to arrange details.

 

May
11
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

May
17
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
May 17 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Luan Akin will be coming from Tagawa’s Garden Center with plants for us to see and discuss.  Bet we’ll find some good bee plants in her collection.

We are also asking everyone to bring their bee vacs, swarm collecting devices, and any other cool bee containers you might have.  We want to show our new people how the old people (Jerry) do the job.  We’ll also take pictures of the different vacs and make a power point presentation.  That’s right!  You could be a bee-club, slide-show STAR!!!

 

NCBA Meeting @ Jesus Rodarte Community Center
May 17 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

We will start the meeting with an open discussion of, followed by voting on, the proposed updates to the NCBA Constitution and Bylaws that have been tabled since our October business meeting.  These updates are intended to clarify the mission of the NCBA as well as the roles of the Executive Committee and its members; provide members more flexibility in matters brought to Membership for a vote; and address ways to handle changing circumstances that call for a response.

We believe strongly that these updates need to be approved, and will help protect the interests of Membership and promote the highly effective Association that you, our members, deserve.

Below you’ll find links to a more detailed summary of the changes and to the revised Constitution and Bylaws themselves.

The next topic is Spring Beekeeping Activities – with a discussion and open Question and Answer session.  We know this is a busy Beekeeping time of year, and want to help you be successful.

May
18
Sat
Brighton Beekeepers Hive Inspection @ Apiary
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This Saturday, May 18, we’ll meet at the apiary at 8:00 a.m., inspect the hives, then sally over to Azadores (in the figure 8) for discussion and refreshment.  The apiary is located 15841 Riverdale Road.  Take Hwy 7 west out of Brighton; before climbing the first big hill (about 1/2 mile), turn left onto Riverdale Road; proceed about 1/4 mile.  The single-story white house with black shutters will be to the right.

The hives are accessible by crossing a horse pen, so please bring appropriate footwear.

Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – May 19 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

May
30
Thu
CO Women Who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
May 30 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

The May meeting will be a special, members-only screening of BEE PEOPLE, a documentary film made by Women Who Bee President Leslie Ellis and featuring local “Bee Guru” Gregg McMahan – as well as several other Colorado-area beekeepers.

It’s important that you RSVP as the room is small and can seat a max of 60 people.  Please bring a snack to share if your schedule permits; we’ll supply cups/plates/cutlery and wine and water. Please RSVP to Leslie@EllisEdits.com.

Format will be same as always: First a “round robin” of “how’s your bees?”, then the screening. Note that both activities may take us past the 9P end time. Also: Bring your calendars so we can zero in on some Spring/Summer field trips.

DUES

It is time to pay our 2013 DUES!

Annual dues for Women Who Bee are $20 if you don’t already belong to another club that is affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (www.csba.org).  If you do belong to another club that is already paying your state fee, then annual membership for our club is $13.  Membership dues are good for a calendar year from date of payment.  Dues must be paid by cash or check.  If you are paying with a check, make the check out to “Susan Markley”, “cash” or leave it blank.

Dues are primarily used to pay for refreshments at our meetings and to help pay transportation costs for visiting speakers.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II

Date: Saturday, June 1st Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

 

Jun
9
Sun
4 Corners Beekeepers Spring Pot Luck @ Bryson and Robin's house
Jun 9 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 2:00 am

Here’s your reminder about the spring pot luck! Just in time for
summer. Come out and have some fun talking bees, (and chickens, and
pigs, and…) We’ll be at Bryson’s house this time, on Sunday the 9th
of June at 4 PM, and he’s thinking of bringing a pony keg from SKA, so
that will be nice, too. The club will provide plates, cups, etc.
Please bring a dish to share. Also, I know many people have plants
and bushes to share, so bring them as well, and we can all go home
with something new! Here are the directions to Bryson and Robin’s
house..
The address is 214 Whistling Horse Trail. 81301 google maps works
well. I will have balloons put out as well.

The best way I can describe it is that its about half way between
Bread and Edgemont. If you head out of town on Florida rd. a couple
miles once you have passed bread, the road is the first available
right that is a road and not a driveway after Ute Pass sub division on
your right.

I know that’s not super clear but between the balloons and google maps
it won’t be too hard to find it. 749-6122 is my number in case people
can’t figure it out and need to call.

Thanks and looking forward to it.

Lastly, Jim Bell has two sheep. He says anyone can have the wool
if they bring the equipment and sheer them. How cool is that?!

jimbell@centurytel.net
See you all on Sunday! T

Jun
15
Sat
CSBA Summer Meeting @ Western CO Honey
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The CSBA Summer Meeting will be held at the beautiful property of Paul and Nanci Limbach is Silt, CO.  Featured speaker will be Dr. Dewey Caron.

 

More info soon!

Jun
17
Mon
Pollinator Week
Jun 17 – Jun 24 all-day

Pollinator Week is June 17-23, 2013

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA), along with two of its regional associations, Boulder County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)  and Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA) is pleased to present Pollinator Week with special activities in the Northern CO and Boulder areas.

This year’s message is simple:  Plant for Pollinators, Eliminate Pesticides.  

In conjunction with our sponsor, BBB Seed, we have put together a beautiful publication for member use in education and outreach efforts.  Click here to view the publication.  If you would like any of these, please contact Beth at 970-213-3099 or president@coloradobeekeepers.org with your name, address and quantity needed, and I will mail them to you.  Brochures will also be available from your regional associations and at the Summer Meeting.

On Saturday, June 22 from 10-2, beekeepers will be at special Pollinator Week booths at participating nurseries to answer questions regarding bees and other pollinators.  Participating nurseries are:

Fort Collins Nursery–Fort Collins

Fossil Creek Nursery–Fort Collins

Bath Garden Center–Fort Collins

Downtown Ace Hardware–Fort Collins

Gardens on Spring Creek–Fort Collins

JAX Farm and Ranch–Fort Collins

JAX–Loveland

JAX–Lafayette

Flower Bin–Longmont

McGuckin Hardware–Boulder

Harlequin’s Gardens–Boulder

Sturtz & Copeland–Boulder

Please be sure to prioritize our sponsor, BBB Seed, as well as our participating nurseries and garden centers, when you shop for your landscape this year.

Would you like to participate in 2014?  Please contact Beth Conrey at 970-213-3099 or president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Jun
18
Tue
CO Women Who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jun 18 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 19 @ 1:00 am

We’re headed up to Beth Conrey’s apiary in lieu of a seated program this month. Beth is the President of the Colorado State Beekeeping Association and has 60 hives. Because of availability and people’s schedules, we’re doing this ON TUESDAY, JUNE 18, and there will be no meeting on Wednesday, June 26

Details to follow but generally speaking we’ll meet at To Bee or Not to Bee at 5P on 6/18. It’s about an hour to her place, in Berthoud.

Save the date!

DUES

It is time to pay our 2013 DUES!

Annual dues for Women Who Bee are $20 if you don’t already belong to another club that is affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (www.csba.org).  If you do belong to another club that is already paying your state fee, then annual membership for our club is $13.  Membership dues are good for a calendar year from date of payment.  Dues must be paid by cash or check.  If you are paying with a check, make the check out to “Susan Markley”, “cash” or leave it blank.

Dues are primarily used to pay for refreshments at our meetings and to help pay transportation costs for visiting speakers.

 

Jun
29
Sat
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site* 

Date: Saturday, June 29th Time: 9:00-1:00

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.

 

Jul
19
Fri
NCBA July Meeting @ Pulliam Building
Jul 19 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

The program for the meeting on Thursday July 18th 6:30-8:30 PM at the Pulliam Building in Loveland is still a bit up in the air.  If his schedule permits, Tim Brod will be making a presentation on queens.  Our backup plan is to host a presentation of the film “More Than Honey”.  Either way, it promises to be a special evening, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Jul
21
Sun
CO Women Who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The CSBA Traveling Road Show will be coming to town!  Current President Beth Conrey and past President Terry Dorsey will perform hive inspections for CO Women Who Bee members.  We will NOT be meeting on July 31st.

We will meet at To Bee or Not to Bee at 10:30 and have a brief discussion on mite testing then head to the field to do some!  Bring your bee suits and some lunch stuff to share.

Aug
3
Sat
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class VI: Practical Lab II *off-site*

Date: Saturday, August 3rd Time: 9:00-1:00

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.

 

Aug
15
Thu
Western CO Beekeepers Meeting @ Jockey Club at Mesa County Fairgrounds
Aug 15 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
We’ll be discussing extracting and asking the membership for some input on future meeting topics.
For our upcoming meeting, if anyone has an extractor to bring for demo/exhibition, it would be much appreciated. An automated one would be great too. Call Suzanne at 801-815-5334 if you have one to offer or have questions. If you have one, but can’t
make it to the meeting, pick-up can be arranged.  Thank you!

 

Aug
16
Fri
NCBA August Meeting @ Johnstown Community Center
Aug 16 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Our August meeting will feature Tim Brod speaking on queens.  The owner of Highland Honey Bees LLC, he is a Boulder-area beekeeper who has long been raising queens.  This promises to be an informative and entertaining presentation.  We will also have a brief extractor demonstration at the end of the meeting for those new to the process. Thursday August 15, 2013 6:30-8:30 P.M Venue: Johnstown Community Center, 101 Charlotte Street, Johnstown, CO 80534

Aug
17
Sat
National Honey Bee Day
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

This year’s theme is:  “Beekeeping–Ask me how to get Started”.  http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com

 

Aug
25
Sun
CO Women Who Bee Meeting @ Leslie Ellis' house
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

The field, in this case, is at my place. Eastbound 6th Ave & Locust — near Lowry. We have a 2-frame extractor, and gladly volunteer it and our garage to harvest your honey frames! Because you are all so good at bringing snacks, feel free to bring snacks. :-)

Date: Sunday, August 25. Time: TBD depending on how many frames need harvesting. Details to come, but, note that Terry said he might come down to lend a hand. Cool!

***If you have Langstroth frames with capped honey:****

1. Bring them BEE-LESS (hubby is enthusiastic but allergic in a big way). It helps to put the frames in a covered container.

2. BYOB – bring your own bucket. Note that you will also need a fine-net filter, to filter out the bee parts (legs, etc). But you can do that part later. For purposes of honey extraction, bring your frames,  your bucket, and no bees.

If you are seriously fearless, I could use some help with our feral (but super active) hive. (Sigh.)

May your bees have a productive August nectar/pollen season! Remember to test/treat your hives for mitesby coating them with powdered sugar. I use a flour sifter. No they don’t like it, but, mitigation matters.

 

Please RSVP to me if you’re coming on the 25th and how many frames you’re bringing, ok? Thanks!

 

Sep
5
Thu
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Niwot Grange Hall
Sep 5 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Topics will include: Fair update and a viewing of the movie More Than Honey. Bring your friends and snacks to share with your fellow beekeepers. Hope to see you all there!

Sep
7
Sat
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class VII: Fall and Winter Care

Date: Saturday, September 7th Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

Sep
12
Thu
Western CO Beekeepers Meeting @ Jockey Club at Mesa County Fairgrounds
Sep 12 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Hello Western Colorado Beekeepers Association Members and Friends,

Our next monthly meeting will be held on September 11, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Jockey Club at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.  We will be talking about things beekeepers need to be doing in September (examples: taking honey off, weighing hives, feeding, mite treatment and ventilation) and also will be looking for a couple of new board members to help the club.  We hope to see you there!
Board Member Search: A couple of board members will be leaving this year due to other commitments or new family members!  We’re looking for a few good people to fill in behind them.  There is some flexibility in responsibility and positions that the new board will work out (our current positions are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Media Officer).  Time commitments for board members typically include a board meeting (usually 2 hours or less per month) and attendance at the monthly meeting and some other special events.  If you are interested, please respond to this email or let us know or tell us at the upcoming meeting!  You can also contact us if you have any questions.
As WCBA members you also have a membership with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association!  Here is the CSBA’s September newsletter, the High Country Bee: http://coloradobeekeepers.org/high-country-bee-edition-2-volume-9-september-2013/
WCBA Survey – Last month we passed around a survey about what you’d like to see the club do and the direction we should head.  We’ll be passing that around again at our next meeting to get even more input.
There is a Fruita City Council meeting on September 17th at 7pm that WCBA members and “friends of bees” have been invited to attend and support. There is an ordinance against beekeeping in Fruita that an organization called BRICK wants changed. We are working with them to find out what they need and we will present details at the WCBA meeting on September 11th. If you have an area of knowledge, (environmental, health, educational, etc) you feel you can share with the council, let us know at the meeting on the 11th. It should be interesting and fun!  Help us make beekeeping legal within Fruita city limits!
Our minutes from the last meeting are also attached!
Thank you for your interest in beekeeping and helping the bees!

 

Sep
14
Sat
CO Women Who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

the Honey Bee Jubilee!

Hosted by Highland Honey Bees, Rocky Mountain Bee Rescue and To Bee Or Not To Bee.

Bring friends, family and colleagues to join the festivities.

Everyone is invited.

The event will take place at To Bee Or Not To Bee on

Saturday, September 14th

from 11:30AM ~ 2:30PM.

There will be live music and numerous 20-minute bee related presentations with 10 minute Q & A.

§  Gregg McMahan: open forum for any questions or concerns you may have.

§  Tim Brod: TBA

§  Donald Studinski: Pesticides and pesticide alternatives.

§  Greg Rye: Presentation on native bees.

§  Kristina Williams: Presentation on bumblebees.

There will be judging of honey related items:

Honey. For the tasting, bring 3 to 4 tablespoons from your hive (or more if you want).

If you have more, bring it to share with your fellow beekeepers!

Baked goods made with honey.

Sauces and condiments.

Cosmetics.

Soaps and candles. We are looking for the most creative!

Prizes will include: bee packages, queens, mentoring, classes, hive set up, native bee boxes, and more!

Now is the time to be creative and honor your bees! Entries are unlimited, decide what you are going to bring! $3.00 entry fee.

Bring your favorite beverage, we will be grilling for the occasion!

To Bee Or Not To Bee is looking for judges – call us to volunteer! 303.728.4422

 

Honeybee Jubilee @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

the Honey Bee Jubilee!

Hosted by Highland Honey Bees, Rocky Mountain Bee Rescue and To Bee Or Not To Bee.

Bring friends, family and colleagues to join the festivities.

Everyone is invited.

The event will take place at To Bee Or Not To Bee on

Saturday, September 14th

from 11:30AM ~ 2:30PM.

There will be live music and numerous 20-minute bee related presentations with 10 minute Q & A.

§  Gregg McMahan: open forum for any questions or concerns you may have.

§  Tim Brod: TBA

§  Donald Studinski: Pesticides and pesticide alternatives.

§  Greg Rye: Presentation on native bees.

§  Kristina Williams: Presentation on bumblebees.

There will be judging of honey related items:

Honey. For the tasting, bring 3 to 4 tablespoons from your hive (or more if you want).

If you have more, bring it to share with your fellow beekeepers!

Baked goods made with honey.

Sauces and condiments.

Cosmetics.

Soaps and candles. We are looking for the most creative!

Prizes will include: bee packages, queens, mentoring, classes, hive set up, native bee boxes, and more!

Now is the time to be creative and honor your bees! Entries are unlimited, decide what you are going to bring! $3.00 entry fee.

Bring your favorite beverage, we will be grilling for the occasion!

To Bee Or Not To Bee is looking for judges – call us to volunteer! 303.728.4422

 

Sep
20
Fri
NCBA September Meeting @ Loveland Centennial Park Pavilion
Sep 20 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Annual Honey Party & Harvest Celebration

Sep
25
Wed
Scott Hoffman Black @ Alexander Dawson School
Sep 25 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Lecture Series

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs worldwide. The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will be hosting the Xerces Society’s Executive Director, Scott Hoffman Black, for a lecture series September 24th through 26th, 2013.

Tuesday, September 24th – Lafayette

Bring Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.

Time: 7pm

Location: Theater in Art Center, Alexander Dawson School, 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

Directions: Please find a map of the Alexander Dawson School here (theater in art center #1 on map). The school is very easy to find and get to for the Boulder and Brighton Beekeeping groups and I expect strong attendance from both.  It also has great parking.

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members

Wednesday, September 25 – Fort Collins

Citizen Science and Invertebrate Conservation:  A look at how citizen science can help with our conservation efforts and an overview of Xerces citizen science efforts.  Bumble bees, migratory dragonflies, monarchs and freshwater mussels.

Time: 12pm (noon)

Location: Behavioral Science Building, Room 103, Colorado State University.

Directions: The Behavioral Science building is located north of Pitkin with parking to the east. With school in session parking may be limited. Please allow time to park and walk to building. Click here for a map of the CSU campus, then click on printable PDF for a plain map (Behavioral Science building on grid is on 5 between D and E).  Hopefully, we will see some NCBA members in attendance!

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members and students

Thursday, September 26 – Denver

Bringing Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Link to DMNS lecture.

Time: 7 pm

Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Tickets/registration: $8 adult member (DMNS and *CSBA); $10 for non-members.

*Please note that DMNS has set up a special promotional code for CSBA members.  Use promo code: CSBKA when purchasing tickets on the Museum webstore to get the same rate as DMNS members. Enter the number of nonmember tickets you wish to purchase, add to cart, and enter the promo code on the next page.

EACH EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and I would appreciate you “spreading the word” in your community.  We will also be putting notices on the community pages of local radio stations and newspapers.  Any further suggestions on where to advertise would be appreciated.  Please contact me at 970-213-3099 or email me at president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Please support our efforts to bring in additional speakers throughout the year.  I always learn something from our guests and I hope to see you at one of the lectures.

 

Scott Hoffman Black @ CSU Campus
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Lecture Series

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs worldwide. The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will be hosting the Xerces Society’s Executive Director, Scott Hoffman Black, for a lecture series September 24th through 26th, 2013.

Tuesday, September 24th – Lafayette

Bring Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.

Time: 7pm

Location: Theater in Art Center, Alexander Dawson School, 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

Directions: Please find a map of the Alexander Dawson School here (theater in art center #1 on map). The school is very easy to find and get to for the Boulder and Brighton Beekeeping groups and I expect strong attendance from both.  It also has great parking.

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members

Wednesday, September 25 – Fort Collins

Citizen Science and Invertebrate Conservation:  A look at how citizen science can help with our conservation efforts and an overview of Xerces citizen science efforts.  Bumble bees, migratory dragonflies, monarchs and freshwater mussels.

Time: 12pm (noon)

Location: Behavioral Science Building, Room 103, Colorado State University.

Directions: The Behavioral Science building is located north of Pitkin with parking to the east. With school in session parking may be limited. Please allow time to park and walk to building. Click here for a map of the CSU campus, then click on printable PDF for a plain map (Behavioral Science building on grid is on 5 between D and E).  Hopefully, we will see some NCBA members in attendance!

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members and students

Thursday, September 26 – Denver

Bringing Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Link to DMNS lecture.

Time: 7 pm

Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Tickets/registration: $8 adult member (DMNS and *CSBA); $10 for non-members.

*Please note that DMNS has set up a special promotional code for CSBA members.  Use promo code: CSBKA when purchasing tickets on the Museum webstore to get the same rate as DMNS members. Enter the number of nonmember tickets you wish to purchase, add to cart, and enter the promo code on the next page.

EACH EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and I would appreciate you “spreading the word” in your community.  We will also be putting notices on the community pages of local radio stations and newspapers.  Any further suggestions on where to advertise would be appreciated.  Please contact me at 970-213-3099 or email me at president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Please support our efforts to bring in additional speakers throughout the year.  I always learn something from our guests and I hope to see you at one of the lectures.

 

Sep
27
Fri
Scott Hoffman Black @ DMNS
Sep 27 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Lecture Series

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs worldwide. The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Colorado State University and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will be hosting the Xerces Society’s Executive Director, Scott Hoffman Black, for a lecture series September 24th through 26th, 2013.

Tuesday, September 24th – Lafayette

Bring Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.

Time: 7pm

Location: Theater in Art Center, Alexander Dawson School, 10455 Dawson Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

Directions: Please find a map of the Alexander Dawson School here (theater in art center #1 on map). The school is very easy to find and get to for the Boulder and Brighton Beekeeping groups and I expect strong attendance from both.  It also has great parking.

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members

Wednesday, September 25 – Fort Collins

Citizen Science and Invertebrate Conservation:  A look at how citizen science can help with our conservation efforts and an overview of Xerces citizen science efforts.  Bumble bees, migratory dragonflies, monarchs and freshwater mussels.

Time: 12pm (noon)

Location: Behavioral Science Building, Room 103, Colorado State University.

Directions: The Behavioral Science building is located north of Pitkin with parking to the east. With school in session parking may be limited. Please allow time to park and walk to building. Click here for a map of the CSU campus, then click on printable PDF for a plain map (Behavioral Science building on grid is on 5 between D and E).  Hopefully, we will see some NCBA members in attendance!

Tickets: $5 for non-CSBA members, $5 suggested donation for CSBA members and students

Thursday, September 26 – Denver

Bringing Back the Pollinators: Scott Hoffman Black will discuss the importance of insect pollinators, what groups of insects provide pollination services in North America and conservation measures that can be taken to provide habitat for pollinators.  Scott will also discuss how each and every one of us can play an important role in pollinator conservation.
Link to DMNS lecture.

Time: 7 pm

Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Tickets/registration: $8 adult member (DMNS and *CSBA); $10 for non-members.

*Please note that DMNS has set up a special promotional code for CSBA members.  Use promo code: CSBKA when purchasing tickets on the Museum webstore to get the same rate as DMNS members. Enter the number of nonmember tickets you wish to purchase, add to cart, and enter the promo code on the next page.

EACH EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and I would appreciate you “spreading the word” in your community.  We will also be putting notices on the community pages of local radio stations and newspapers.  Any further suggestions on where to advertise would be appreciated.  Please contact me at 970-213-3099 or email me at president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Please support our efforts to bring in additional speakers throughout the year.  I always learn something from our guests and I hope to see you at one of the lectures.

 

Oct
2
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping COURSE @ Boulder County Fairgrounds
Oct 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

All classes are Tuesdays evenings from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. There are eight class sessions in each course.

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Class Topics

  • A Beginner’s Year
  • The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • Bees & Wasps of Colorado
  • Honey Bee Health
  • Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
  • The Hardware of Beekeeping
  • The Beekeeper’s Year

Instuctors

  • Tom Theobald
  • Tom Nangle
  • Suzanne Connolly
  • Doyen Mitchell
  • Phil Bradbury
  • Tracy Bellehumeur
  • Julie Finley-Ridinger
  • Whitney Cranshaw
  • Miles McGaughey

– See more at: http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

WAS Conference, Oct. 1-3, Boulder, CO

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