March – June 2013
NCBA Swarm Hotline Sign-up/Recap of 2012 by Beth Conrey
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com.