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.

 

Nov
9
Sat
CSBA Winter Meeting
Nov 9 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

The Friday night “Meet and Greet” is back for a second year after meeting with resounding success the first year.  Stay tuned for more details as the event draws near.

CSBA Winter Meeting @ Douglas County Fairgrounds
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 12:00 am

Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting will be held at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 8 am to 5 pm.  The Fairgrounds are located just east of I-25 off Exit 181.

On Friday evening from 7-9 pm, we will have the “Meet and Greet” at the Lowell Ranch at Plum Creek. Dave Mendes will be in attendance as will Senator Gail Schwartz of Aspen.  There will be light food and beverages as well as a bee trivia contest.  Prizes will be awarded.

The featured speaker on Saturday is Dave Mendes.  Dave is former president of the American Bee Federation.  Dave is also a large—very large—migratory beekeeper from North Fort Myers Florida and he will be delivering two talks:  “A Year in the Life of Headwaters Farm” and “Honeybee Nutrition 101”.

While Dave is the “Main Event”, he is not the only event.  We have a full day of interesting speakers!

The meeting will also feature the BIG MONEY HONEY contest.  The top honey entry winner will take away a prize package worth $300, a beautiful hand carved wooden plaque and the traveling trophy with their engraved nameplate.  Rules and entry forms can be found on the CSBA website.

The CSBA would like to invite ALL Colorado beekeepers to the meeting and look forward to seeing you there.  Take advantage of discounted pre-registration fees by returning the form by October 31st or register online at: http://coloradobeekeepers.org/wintermeeting/

I hope to see you there!

Beth Conrey

CSBA President

970-213-3099

president@coloradobeekeepers.org

 

Feb
20
Thu
Diana Sammataro @ Plaza Event Center
Feb 20 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

The CSBA, in conjunction with the Front Range beekeeping association members, is pleased to bring Diana Sammataro, author of the Beekeeper’s Handbook, back to town for a series of presentations along the Front Range.  Diana was here 4 years ago–believe it or not! Her expertise is in mites, both tracheal and varroa, and fungicide effects on colony health.  Diana is an easy going and knowledgeable speaker who will put you at ease during her presentations.  Her knowledge is vast yet accessible.

On Wednesday, February 19th, she will be speaking at the Longmont Plaza Event Center from 7-9 pm.

On Thursday, February 20th, she will be speaking to the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association at their monthly meeting at the Berthoud Community Center from 6: 30 to 8:30.

On Monday, February 24th, she will be speaking in Denver at Denver Urban Homesteading from 7-9 pm.

Diana’s curriculum vitae may be found here.

Here is a synopsis from the Florida State Beekeepers Association. Thanks to Allan Brown, the most well read man I know, for the synopsis!

Feb
21
Fri
Diana Sammataro @ Berthoud Community Center
Feb 21 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

The CSBA, in conjunction with the Front Range beekeeping association members, is pleased to bring Diana Sammataro, author of the Beekeeper’s Handbook, back to town for a series of presentations along the Front Range.  Diana was here 4 years ago–believe it or not! Her expertise is in mites, both tracheal and varroa, and fungicide effects on colony health.  Diana is an easy going and knowledgeable speaker who will put you at ease during her presentations.  Her knowledge is vast yet accessible.

On Wednesday, February 19th, she will be speaking at the Longmont Plaza Event Center from 7-9 pm.

On Thursday, February 20th, she will be speaking to the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association at their monthly meeting at the Berthoud Community Center from 6: 30 to 8:30.

On Monday, February 24th, she will be speaking in Denver at Denver Urban Homesteading from 7-9 pm.

Diana’s curriculum vitae may be found here.

Here is a synopsis from the Florida State Beekeepers Association. Thanks to Allan Brown, the most well read man I know, for the synopsis!

Feb
25
Tue
Diana Sammataro @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Feb 25 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

The CSBA, in conjunction with the Front Range beekeeping association members, is pleased to bring Diana Sammataro, author of the Beekeeper’s Handbook, back to town for a series of presentations along the Front Range.  Diana was here 4 years ago–believe it or not! Her expertise is in mites, both tracheal and varroa, and fungicide effects on colony health.  Diana is an easy going and knowledgeable speaker who will put you at ease during her presentations.  Her knowledge is vast yet accessible.

On Wednesday, February 19th, she will be speaking at the Longmont Plaza Event Center from 7-9 pm.

On Thursday, February 20th, she will be speaking to the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association at their monthly meeting at the Berthoud Community Center from 6: 30 to 8:30.

On Monday, February 24th, she will be speaking in Denver at Denver Urban Homesteading from 7-9 pm.

Diana’s curriculum vitae may be found here.

Here is a synopsis from the Florida State Beekeepers Association. Thanks to Allan Brown, the most well read man I know, for the synopsis!

Jun
14
Sat
CSBA Summer Meeting @ Western CO Honey
Jun 14 @ 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. Jim Tew.

 

More info soon!



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Oct
11
Sat
CSBA Beginning Beekeeping Course (Apprentice) @ The Ranch
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Interested in becoming a beekeeper or have bees and are in need of learning more about the basics? 
 
This class, lead by a group of experienced beekeepers, will cover all the basics from: familiarizing yourself with the equipment needed for a Langstroth style hive, bee biology and understanding the members within a bee hive, how to manage and maintain a hive your first year, as well as discuss pests and diseases.
 
The class dates are Saturdays October 11th, 18th and 25th, 2014.This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm.  We will meet  at the THE RANCH-the Larimer County Fairgrounds & Events complex in the Thomas McKee Building-Loveland / Ft Collins Meeting room (5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538). Coffee/teas will be served with limited snacks.
Oct
18
Sat
CSBA Beginning Beekeeping Course (Apprentice) @ The Ranch
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Interested in becoming a beekeeper or have bees and are in need of learning more about the basics? 
 
This class, lead by a group of experienced beekeepers, will cover all the basics from: familiarizing yourself with the equipment needed for a Langstroth style hive, bee biology and understanding the members within a bee hive, how to manage and maintain a hive your first year, as well as discuss pests and diseases.
 
The class dates are Saturdays October 11th, 18th and 25th, 2014.This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm.  We will meet  at the THE RANCH-the Larimer County Fairgrounds & Events complex in the Thomas McKee Building-Loveland / Ft Collins Meeting room (5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538). Coffee/teas will be served with limited snacks.
Oct
25
Sat
CSBA Beginning Beekeeping Course (Apprentice) @ The Ranch
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Interested in becoming a beekeeper or have bees and are in need of learning more about the basics? 
 
This class, lead by a group of experienced beekeepers, will cover all the basics from: familiarizing yourself with the equipment needed for a Langstroth style hive, bee biology and understanding the members within a bee hive, how to manage and maintain a hive your first year, as well as discuss pests and diseases.
 
The class dates are Saturdays October 11th, 18th and 25th, 2014.This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm.  We will meet  at the THE RANCH-the Larimer County Fairgrounds & Events complex in the Thomas McKee Building-Loveland / Ft Collins Meeting room (5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538). Coffee/teas will be served with limited snacks.
Nov
7
Fri
CSBA Winter Meeting @ Pegasus
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT!!!  This year, we will be entertaining our speakers at Pegasus restaurant in Castle Rock.  Dinner begins at 5:30 and we have a private room reserved.  There is room for 25 people.  Please call or email me if you would like to attend.  Beth Conrey 970-213-3099 president@coloradobeekeepers.org.

Nov
8
Sat
CSBA Winter Meeting @ Douglas County Fairgrounds
Nov 8 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 12:00 am

Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting will be held at Kirk Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 8 am to 5 pm.  The Fairgrounds are located just east of I-25 off Exit 181.

On Friday evening from 7-9 pm, we will have the “Meet and Greet”.

The featured speaker on Saturday is Katie Lee.  Katie is Marla Spivak’s PhD candidate.  While Katie is the “Main Event”, she is not the only event.  We have a full day of interesting speakers!

The meeting will also feature the BIG MONEY HONEY contest.  The top honey entry winner will take away a prize package worth $300, a beautiful hand carved wooden plaque and the traveling trophy with their engraved nameplate.  Rules and entry forms can be found on the CSBA website.

The CSBA would like to invite ALL Colorado beekeepers to the meeting and look forward to seeing you there.  Take advantage of discounted pre-registration fees by returning the form by October 31st or register online at: http://coloradobeekeepers.org/csba-winter-meeting-2014/

I hope to see you there!

Beth Conrey

CSBA President

970-213-3099

president@coloradobeekeepers.org


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Jan
24
Sat
Ross Conrad Advanced Beekeeping Seminar @ Crescent Grange
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Honeybee Keep, is proud and pleased to present Ross Conrad.  Ross’ website is  Dancing Bee Gardens.  He is the author of “Natural Beekeeping–Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture”.

Ross will be conducting an advanced beekeeping seminar at the Crescent Grange located at 7901 W. 120th Avenue in Broomfield on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  This will be an all-day seminar beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm.

Advanced Beekeeping Seminar content

1. Organic Control Of Varroa Mites:

  • mite biology and identification,
  • genetic resistance,
  • nucleus colonies and brood cycle interruption,
  • screened bottom boards,
  • trapping mites,
  • comb rotation,
  • essential oils,
  • organic acids,
  • herbal treatments,
  • sugar dusting,
  • small cell foundation/naturally built comb
2. Colony Collapse Disorder and Organic Solutions:

  • the current state of bees and beekeeping and every day solutions for Beekeepers and the public,
  • pesticides,
  • proper nutrition,
  • beneficial bacteria and antibiotics,
  • organic-vs-non-organic methods of controlling diseases and pests,
  • climate change and pollution,
  • better stewardship of Earth

3. Controlling Pests (Other Than Varroa) Naturally:

  • bears,
  • skunks,
  • mice,
  • ants,
  • wax moths,
  • small hive beetles,
  • American foul brood,
  • European foul brood,
  • nosema,
  • chalk brood,
  • chill brood

4. Beekeeping for Human Health:

  • developing our spiritual connection
  • the amazing and expanding world of apitherapy

The charge is $150 per person and includes coffee/tea, lunch and a fruit pick-me-up in the afternoon.

For a registration form, click here.

For a poster, click here.

Apr
29
Wed
Kim Flottum @ Pulliam Community Building
Apr 29 @ 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 and its partnered regional associations as we welcome Kim Flottum for his first visit to Colorado in quite some time.

Suggested donation of $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

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 and its partnered regional associations as we welcome Kim Flottum for his first visit to Colorado in quite some time.

Suggested donation of $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

 

 

 

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.


Pre-Register and save $5.00

Member Pre-Registration: $10.00






Non-Member Pre-Registration: $20.00






Lunch: $18.00