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December 2013 – January 2014

Beekeeping Express–Part 1 of 2 @ The Inn at Hudson Gardens
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spend time with Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet for this intensive two-part course spanning the basics of starting, inspecting, and maintaining a healthy colony of honeybees. Natural beekeeping management methods will be emphasized. Topics will include The Amazing HoneybeeBeekeeping Basics, Honeybee Hive Management SystemsHoneybee Hive Management SystemsHive Startup: Installing Package Bees and Nucleus HivesHoneybee Hive Inspection, and Overwintering Honeybee Hives.  Experience level: Beginner- Intermediate.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $99/member, $109/nonmember.  Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Dec 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.


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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High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Roxborough Community Center.http://gallery.mailchimp.com/faab5d795f2a24e9abc494c09/files/Directions_to_Rox._Comm._Cntr.pdf

This month we are having a honey bake off contest. We will award $100.00 to the best tasting honey recipe. Ribbons will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd place. Break out your most fabulous recipe that uses honey, bake up enough so the club can taste, and bring it to the meeting. You might go home with $100.00!…. or a ribbon.


We are also having a products from the hive contest. If you have a product you make that uses pollen, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, or bee venom, bring it – enough for the club to try , or see, (and you can sell some if you have enough), and we will decide who has the best product. The winner will receive $100.00. 2nd and 3rd place winners recieve recognition and ribbons (wah wahhhhh).


In between  sampling baked items, and checking out and maybe buying some of the products from the hive, we will have a panel of beekeeping experts sitting at a table waiting to answer all your bee-related questions and dilemmas.  Free advice!  What more could you ask for – the best prize ever!!

It’ll be great fun. See you there!

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4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There is so much to talk about, honey extracting, leaving honey for winter, preparing the hive for winter (done in September), and of course whatever is on your
minds. I'd really like to hear from you all about what is going on in
your hives, what you have learned, all that!

Congrats to Del and Jodi for talking home both the Grand Champion
and Champion in the honey competition at the fair! Thanks to all who

Don't forget to clip the grass around your electric fence, the
rain is really making it grow, and good electric fencing is really the
only way to be sure to protect your hive. As long as you are out
there, you might as well check the water in your battery, too!
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SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We’re looking forward to a crowd again – but this time YOU all are our speakers.  Please come and bring observations about your hives/bees, questions that we can share and maybe answer, news about what’s going on in the bee community, maybe how you did at the Honey Festival in Parker, etc.  How are your honey supers doing?  Come and talk about them.

We are a good group of beekeepers, both old and new, so do come and share the bees with us.  Everyone is welcome.

Also, if you’d like, bring a dish for our put luck.  The club will furnish utensils, napkins, plates, and water.  Who knew – great beekeepers = great cooks…..There may be honey for sale at the meeting.

The library will be there also for your use.

For you newbees, the parking lot in front of the firehouse fills up rapidly, but there is plenty of parking just past the firehouse in an athletic field public parking lot.

We hope to see you there.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need directions to the firehouse.

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