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Mar
5
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting TONIGHT! @ The Grange in Niwot
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beekeepers,
Please remember that tonight is our meeting! It will be 7pm at the grange in Niwot, please bring your friends and treats for the rest of the beekeepers.

We also ask that you bring any old bee packages you wish to recycle.

Peace!
Miles McGaughey

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Mar
20
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will have Laura Phillips, (our awesome treasurer and fabulous nurse), do an Epi-Pen demo and then let everyone practice. This is a recommended refresher for ALL OUR BEEKEEPERS! Everyone should have and know how to operate an Epi-Pen. If not for yourself, for anyone else that might take a random sting and go into anaphylactic shock. Our motto with this training is: better prepared than dead or scared!

Then, we will have our Buzzapaloosa. Bring any of your bee equipment, hardware, craft items, inventions, or any and all bee stuff that you have. New or used, it doesn’t matter. We will then buy, sell, and trade everything. Just like a flea market.

Bring food if you like – we will have an EXCELLENT TIME!!! See you there!

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Protecting Your Backyard Bees @ East Boulder Recreation Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday, March 20th, 2014, 7:00 pm
East Boulder Recreation Center
5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, 80303

A forum on the importance of bees, how to protect bees, and what kills bees—and other pollinators. Honey bees are in trouble. Butterflies and bumblebees and other pollinators are in trouble. We can help.

Forum Panelists:
Rella Abernathy, PhD, City of Boulder’s Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
Carol Kearns, PhD, CU researcher and teacher and expert on bees and other insects
Diana Oliveras, PhD, CU researcher and teacher and expert on bees and other insects
Tom Theobald, beekeeper, plaintiff in a lawsuit to stop bee-killing pesticide use

We’ll also show a short film clip from More than Honey, a recent documentary on bees. Q&A afterward.

Come learn what you can do to protect bees and other wonderful insects.

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Mar
22
Sat
Wyoming Bee College Conference @ Laramie County Community College
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension office is hosting the Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming, over the weekend of March 22-23. This is two days of hands on workshops and lectures, offering two educational concurrent sessions. This conference is open to everyone and anyone wanting to learn more about bee health, beekeeping, native bees, bumble bees and value added bee products.

The first day session one is for beginner’s or current beekeepers wanting to improve their skills with an all-day hands-on hive workshop (bring your bee suit if you have one) taught by local beekeeper Michael Jordan (A Bee Friendly Company). The second session on Saturday will cover advanced beekeeping topics and issues. Several of the advanced classes will be taught by our keynote speaker, USDA ARS Utah Bee Lab entomologist Dr. James Strange.

The second day, Sunday, March 23, will cover marketing finding a place for your product hands on workshop for value added products on bees wax and a class on making mead. Native Bees and building an Orchard Masson hive. There will be a class on dealing with drought and still have flowers for bees taught by Nancy Loomis.

The conference cost of $50 for both days includes two lunches, snacks and a banquet dinner on Saturday night, or you can register for one day at $35/day. Go to eventbrite.com Wyoming Bee College to register.

Our speaker line up:

Keynote speaker and instructor Entomologist Dr. James Strange, from the USDA Agriculture Research Station at the Utah Bee Lab.
Michael Jordan, Beekeeper, entrepreneur, world traveler, owner operator of A Bee Friendly Company, Cheyenne Wyoming
Brenna Marsicek, University of Wyoming, Berry Bio-Diversity Center
Cole Ehmke, Agriculture Economics and Extension Specialist, UW
Polly Cross, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, protecting your bees
Jeff Edwards, Pesticide Specialist at Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, Lingle, Wyoming. Owner operator of Wind Harvest Farms a raspberry ranch east of Torrington, Wyoming.
Nancy Loomis owner operator of Antique Central in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she developed an amazing rain garden during the severe drought of 2012, flourished and supports a wide range of good insects

For more information contact Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

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Mar
26
Wed
Women Who Bee March Meeting @ To Bee or not To Bee
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Beekeepers!

Quick reminder that our next meeting is this Wednesday, 7-9P, at To Bee or Not to Bee.

Topic: What to Look For In Your Hive in Spring / Investigating Winter Losses

Plan: Gregg McMahan will rejoin us and asks that we dig into any colonies that *didn’t* over-winter, and pull some brood frames. Then bring that or those frames to the meeting. Intent is to show us how to look at frames as we pull them out of our hives. Also: What to be doing for your bees in Spring. And a general orientation to the season.

It’s going to be plenty warm enough to get into our hives on Wednesday afternoon, so if you can make it work, have a look and bring your questions/frames.

Lastly: Bring a snack / beverage if your schedule permits.

Thanks and see you then!

Leslie Ellis
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Please join us at To Bee or Not To Bee on Wednesday, March 26, from 7-9P, to gear up and get prepped for the 2014 beekeeping season. We’re grateful for and excited to welcome back Gregg McMahan, The Bee Guru, to guide the discussion.

NOTE: If you already know you’ve lost a colony over the winter, and want to bring a brood frame for examination, please do! One of the harder things to learn, as new beekeepers, is what to look for. Gregg will show us, and share his knowledge about what we should be doing with our hives, new bee packages, and feeding activities in the month of April.

Vicki and I will provide beverages (water, wine), plates, cutlery, etc., and a few things to nibble on. Please feel free to do the same, if your schedule permits.

Because it probably won’t be warm enough out for us to meet under the pergola outside of the actual store, we’ll be meeting in the upstairs classroom of the building adjacent to the store. It’s the building closest to the entrance into the lot. We will remember to put up directional signs this time for any late arrivals!

Directions to To Bee or Not to Bee here: www.tobeeornottobee.us

LASTLY: BEE PEOPLE, the backyard beekeeping film produced by Women Who Bee Co-Founder Leslie Ellis, and starring BEE GURU Gregg McMahan, was selected by the Denver Film Society’s WOMEN+FILM week and will be shown at the Sie Entertainment Center at 12:30 on Saturday, March 22. Ticket info here (enter “VOICES14″ for $2 off): http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=26306

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

leslieE

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Apr
6
Sun
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session II: Understanding the Bees @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 6 @ 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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Apr
9
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Wednesday night club meeting on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. will feature the return of Miles McGaughey from Boulder. He will cover package bees installation, has some slides to share, and lots of answers to our questions.

This will be a fantastic talk, covering everything we need in anticipation of the arrival of the package bees on April 26.

PLEASE, if you are to receive bees and want ANY information or help with installing them, ATTEND. Let me know whom to anticipate attending. Dave Swanson anticipates a lot of new beekeepers, and a lot of experienced beekeepers to attend, since Miles has years of knowledge to share. We want to make sure we have room for everyone.

ATTENTION DAVE SWANSON!!! I’ve received many requests for a meeting time this Saturday at Sue’s, for hive inspection and splitting. What time should we meet? Because we’re disrupting the happy lives of the hive we wish to split, everyone attending should wear their bee suits and veils.

Spring has begun, let’s celebrate it together by giving bees a warm, knowledgeable welcome!

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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
2
Fri
Spring 2014 Pollinator Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Seeley
May 2 – May 4 all-day

Northern NM Sweet Spring Sting Pollinator Symposium featuring:

Dr. Tom Seeley- renowned Conservation Biologist from Cornell University & author of Honeybee Democracy will be visiting NM.

Venue and time to be announced soon!

Dr. Tom Seeley Workshop

*Sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Survivor Queenbee Cooperative with grant support from NM Dept. of Agriculture

The RMSQB Cooperative is an educational based service organization with the mission to promote Capacity Building through Professional Development Opportunities, Rural Entrepreneurship, Honeybee Stock Improvement Programs, Alternative/Native Pollinator Production & Apitherapy (medicinal use of bee products). All community members are invited and encouraged to participate in mindful pollinator stewardship. Que Viva Las Abejas!

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May
23
Fri
Spring 2014 Pollinator Lecture Series: Dr. Juliana Posada- Rangel
May 23 – May 26 all-day

Dr. Juliana Posada- Rangel, President of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists & The American Bee Research Conference from Texas A&M

Venue and time to be announced soon!

Dr. Juliana Posada- Rangel Workshop

*Sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Survivor Queenbee Cooperative with grant support from NM Dept. of Agriculture

The RMSQB Cooperative is an educational based service organization with the mission to promote Capacity Building through Professional Development Opportunities, Rural Entrepreneurship, Honeybee Stock Improvement Programs, Alternative/Native Pollinator Production & Apitherapy (medicinal use of bee products). All community members are invited and encouraged to participate in mindful pollinator stewardship. Que Viva Las Abejas!

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May
24
Sat
Brighton Bee Club Monthly Meeting: Meet At Our Hives
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Brighton Bee Club President, Dave Swanson, has plans to get us all out and about this summer, with weekend club meetings in field, saving the enclosed classroom setting for winter months.

This month, Mr. Studinski will meet with us at our hives on Saturday, May 24. He states: “I would allow 1 hour to 90 minutes per hive. I generally expect a lot of questions in this role. I have blocked off the whole day for you all. Starting at 9AM or later is fine. How many hives is up to you. The timing suggests we check for queen health. I had not planned on checking for mites. I think of that as a July or August activity.”

We will meet at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts while receiving a preparatory discourse from Don, then dive into a couple hives, enjoy lunch before moving on to other hives, and wrap up by 5:00 p.m., that would afford maybe 3 stops for the day (more if the hives we look at are in perfect order). Please let me and Dave know who would like to have their hive(s) checked that day. One of the stops we wish to make is Berry Patch Farms, to cover a couple hives. But, we’ll need to know where else we wish to visit, so we can get an efficient route mapped for the day.

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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
6
Fri
Spring 2014 Pollinator Lecture Series: Dr. Wyatt Mangum
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

Dr. Wyatt Mangum, Top Bar Beekeeping Columnist for American Bee Journal, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Mary Washington, and author of “Top-Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom and Pleasure Combined”

Venue and time to be announced soon!

Dr. Wyatt Mangum Workshop

*Sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Survivor Queenbee Cooperative with grant support from NM Dept. of Agriculture

The RMSQB Cooperative is an educational based service organization with the mission to promote Capacity Building through Professional Development Opportunities, Rural Entrepreneurship, Honeybee Stock Improvement Programs, Alternative/Native Pollinator Production & Apitherapy (medicinal use of bee products). All community members are invited and encouraged to participate in mindful pollinator stewardship. Que Viva Las Abejas!

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Jun
14
Sat
CSBA Summer Meeting @ Western CO Honey
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 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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Jun
24
Tue
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The next meeting will be January 8th at 6:30pm at Crest Academy located at 12th & G in Salida. I think it would be great if we could discuss our mission for our club and possible goals or plans for 2015. I know there has been a lot of interest in spreading info to the community on the non-use of pesticides and dangers in our area.

I hope everyones bees are tucked away for the winter. I know the honey supply was low this past year and feeding is a good idea. I will bring a recipe I got for feeding patties to put in the hives.

Our newest member John Babb has offered great info from his prior club in Oklahoma. He has offered to share some of this info with us.

I look forward to seeing everyone! Please bring your ideas and information.

I will also be forwarding info from the extension office, WAS conference and other misc items.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you think you will be able to attend!

Keep warm!
Fellow Beekeepers
Kris & Dave Bielak
719-207-3357

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Jul
12
Sat
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session V, Practical Lab I @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 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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Jul
16
Wed
NCBA Meeting @ Loveland Public Library
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Joyce Durol on Best Practices for handling honey products at home.  Beth Conrey on the Colorado Cottage Industry Act – how to be compliant; Kris Holthaus on Varroa, how to inspect and treat.  Venue: Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams, Loveland, Colorado 80537 in the Gertrude Scott room.

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Aug
2
Sat
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session VI, Practical Lab II @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 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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Aug
14
Thu
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The meeting for this month will CHANGE (one month only). We are meeting on THURSDAY, August 14, 2014. We will meet, as usual, at To Bee Or Not To Bee at 7:00 PM.

1. Tim Brod has agreed to discuss re-queening hives – something many of have had to do this year. He will also discuss honey extraction and qualities. I know some of you are wanting to enter into the various contests at fairs and festivals. Don’t forget the Honey Jubilee next month (more on that later).

2. For those members who want to bring a sticky board for Varroa mite inspection: Please, coat your sticky board with a substance the mites will stick to (Kristina mentioned Crisco at the last meeting, others have mentioned vegetable oil – sprays may be too thin) and leave it in your bottom board for 48 hours. This way we will all be the same. We will bring out the magnifying glasses so everyone attending can tell what they are looking at. Bring your glasses as well. We will also discuss ways to treat before winter sets in.

3. Plan ahead, I am being told to be ready to remove all supers the third week of August so that the hives can build up for winter.

Next month, Beth Conrey from CSBA will speak and we will talk extracting honey, and winter issues.

Blessings,
Bruce Walker
Secretary – Mile Hive Bee Club
milehivesecretary@gmail.com
milehivebeeclub.org

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Sep
4
Thu
Central CO Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Crest Academy
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We had a GREAT meeting with Jamie and Mike from Beeyond the hive. We learned so much about disease and many other questions were answered! We did not have time for Jamie to get into the harvest, but hopefully at a later date.

At our last meeting it was decided to just accept donations of about $20 to put in a kitty for expenses and if we have a large expense we can ask for more donations. I will keep a running list of who donates and what our balance is. It would still help to have the membership forms completed as this will give us an idea of interests etc of our members. I know Carol & Jim took the traveling beekeeper to dinner and if you can let me know the amount I will get the money to you to reimburse. We will talk about a 501C at a later date, as we do not have the manpower right now to do this.

If you would like to donate, please bring to meeting or you can mail to me at:
Kris Bielak
87 E Zabrisky Lane
Howard, Co 81233

Thanks everyone and let me know if any other suggestions fo the September meeting!

Happy almost fall!!!
Kris Bielak

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Sep
6
Sat
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session VII: Fall and Winter Care @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Sep 6 @ 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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2nd Annual Honey Bee Jubilee @ To Bee or not To Bee
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
Henry David Thoreau

Thank you to our Sponsors: Mile Hive Bee Club ● To Bee or Not to Bee ● Swingle ● Highland Honey Bees ● Rocky Mountain Bee ● Women Who Bee ● Alameda Wholesale Nursery ● City Floral ● Ace on the Fax ● House of Chiropractic ● Citrus Solutions ● and Others

• Free Admission
• Honey and Product Judging
(entry fee $5.00)
• Beekeeper Speakers
• Activities for Kids
• Live Music
• Food and Beverages for
purchase

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Sep
11
Thu
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Sep
17
Wed
WAS Conference
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day

Western Apicultural Society Conference
Sept 17-20, 2014
The University of Montana – Missoula

G. PHILIP HUGHES PRESENTATION
Interest is high, as expected, in the announcement of G. Philip Hughes as a speaker and there have been questions about how a White House Writers Group guy has the expertise to speak to us on neonics.
No, Hughes isn’t a scientist. That’s not the point. What he will tell us is what information was originally given to the Press Corps, and what they did with it to get us to the point of pure confusion we are currently seeing. That he does know about, and how political and personal motivation can persuade a journalist to ‘bend’ the information to suit a particular purpose.
When I started as a journalist, the basic rule was, “The facts, Ma’am, just the facts.” The journalist was expected to portray both sides of a question faithfully, equally, without judgment and to maintain sound sources for his/her information. “Everybody knows” was a big red flag and we were expected to hit the research trail right now, because such a declaration meant only that someone hadn’t done their homework. One doesn’t see a lot of that attitude today. I am anticipating a stimulating presentation from Mr. Hughes.
GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE
The 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring and the 2014 WAS conference will be held in the University Center (UC) building on the University of Montana campus in Missoula. PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY. Though UM will be in full session during the dates of the conference, the campus is easy to get around on and for anyone who is less agile, there is a drop-off point at the UC and an elevator to the third floor where the meetings will be held.
The August issue of the WAS Journal has just been mailed and is also posted on the WAS website. Maps and directions are contained in it. Click ucnar.edu/sites/was2/WAS_Journal and then on the link at the bottom of the paragraph on the right to get to the digital version.
For a downloadable registration form, speaker agenda etc., visit the Conference Information section.
If there is other information you need, email me at febach3@gmail.com or call me at 509-573-4245.

 

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Sep
23
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Oct
1
Wed
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Oct 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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Oct
4
Sat
Hands-On Beekeeping Series Course, Session VIII: Honeybees Give Us More than Honey @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 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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Oct
7
Tue
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Oct
8
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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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.
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Oct
13
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Oct
15
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting TONIGHT! @ YMCA
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beekeepers,
Our next meeting will be on October 15th at the Longmont YMCA in the meeker room at 7pm. The address for the YMCA is 950 Lashley St. Longmont, CO 80504. I hope to see you all there.

Peace,
Miles

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Oct
16
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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

Halloween party and Honey Contest

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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.
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Oct
20
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Oct
21
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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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.
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Oct
27
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Nov
3
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Nov
4
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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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.

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Nov
8
Sat
CSBA Winter Meeting @ Douglas County Fairgrounds
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm

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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Nov
10
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Nov
12
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Nov
17
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Nov
18
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Nov 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Nov
24
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Dec
1
Mon
Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Registration and Cost:
$100 for 8 sessions
Pre-registration required

Register via the BCBA website:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Mail payment to:
BCBA Bee Class
P.O. Box 383
Niwot, CO 80544

Contact:
Tom Nangle
303-678-5631
or
Email
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org

Description:
Since 1998 the Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided this multi-session class to beginning and novice beekeepers. Participants come with an interest in bees, their place in our world, and to learn what is involved in managing bee hives. Whether you are brand new to the hobby or have some experience the class provides opportunities to learn from a team of long-time beekeepers.

Topics include:

The Beekeeper’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
Hardware, Equipment and Tools
Honey Bee Health – Pests & Diseases
How to Install a Package
Bees & Wasps of Colorado

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community.

For more information or to register visit the Boulder County Beekeepers Association website http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/classes/

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.154195,-105.129847/@40.1541899,-105.1641798,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en

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Dec
2
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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Dec
10
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Dec
15
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Dec
16
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Jan
6
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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Jan
10
Sat
2015 NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Pulliam Building
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn a new hobby! Each January the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association offers a beekeeping course that will provide beginners with enough knowledge and assistance to assemble a bee hive, populate it with bees and safely manage the hive. Students also have the option to participate in the group purchase programs NCBA volunteers make happen each spring.

This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm, January 10th, 17th and 24th. We will meet at the The Pulliam Building 545 N Cleveland Ave in Loveland. Registration opens in October – when you will be able to click here for a registration form in Adobe PDF format. Registrants MUST PRE-REGISTER and pre-pay for the class.

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Jan
14
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Jan
17
Sat
2015 NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Pulliam Building
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn a new hobby! Each January the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association offers a beekeeping course that will provide beginners with enough knowledge and assistance to assemble a bee hive, populate it with bees and safely manage the hive. Students also have the option to participate in the group purchase programs NCBA volunteers make happen each spring.

This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm, January 10th, 17th and 24th. We will meet at the The Pulliam Building 545 N Cleveland Ave in Loveland. Registration opens in October – when you will be able to click here for a registration form in Adobe PDF format. Registrants MUST PRE-REGISTER and pre-pay for the class.

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Jan
19
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Jan
20
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Jan
24
Sat
2015 NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Pulliam Building
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn a new hobby! Each January the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association offers a beekeeping course that will provide beginners with enough knowledge and assistance to assemble a bee hive, populate it with bees and safely manage the hive. Students also have the option to participate in the group purchase programs NCBA volunteers make happen each spring.

This is a 3 week class which meets on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm, January 10th, 17th and 24th. We will meet at the The Pulliam Building 545 N Cleveland Ave in Loveland. Registration opens in October – when you will be able to click here for a registration form in Adobe PDF format. Registrants MUST PRE-REGISTER and pre-pay for the class.

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Feb
3
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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Feb
11
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Feb
16
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Feb
17
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Feb 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

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Mar
3
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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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Mar
11
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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Mar
16
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

Digg This
Mar
17
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

Digg This
Mar
31
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Mar 31 @ 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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Apr
8
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

Digg This
Apr
20
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is one cub meeting you don’t want to miss!!
Jack Moore who teaches beekeeping at the College in Junction is here for our meeting. I just spent the afternoon with him and we assessed my hives for winter viability. I received affirmation as to many things I believed via intuition and he helped me judge the weight of my hives by lifting one end. It was great and I look forward to hearing more of what he has to say on Monday night.

Also don’t forget the “”Annual” Beekeepers swap meet, Bring items for trade or for sale. I have had members ask if they could bring items other than what might be considered “bee” related, I decided it really didn’t matter. I know also that one member will be moving soon and wants to sell all his equipment.

Hope to see you all there.

Paula


Paula N. Nelson
President
4 Corners Beekeepers Association
970-903-1877

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Apr
21
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cortez Folks, let’s try and hold our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd, 6:30 pm Let-it-Grow Nursery. I know everyone is busy as fall closes in.

I hope everyone’s bees have had a good summer. I noticed bees on the rabbitbrush, go check your hives to make sure they have some space for this flow.
Talk to you all soon,

Curtis

Digg This
May
5
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
May 5 @ 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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May
13
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601
Tim Brod Highland Honey Bees will be the featured speaker

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