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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
The Colorado State Beekeepers Association, along with Honeybee Keep, is proud and pleased to present Ross Conrad. Ross’ website is Dancing Bee Gardens. He is the author of “Natural Beekeeping–Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture”.
Ross will be conducting an advanced beekeeping seminar at the Crescent Grange located at 7901 W. 120th Avenue in Broomfield on Saturday, January 24, 2015. This will be an all-day seminar beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm.
Advanced Beekeeping Seminar content
- mite biology and identification,
- genetic resistance,
- nucleus colonies and brood cycle interruption,
- screened bottom boards,
- trapping mites,
- comb rotation,
- essential oils,
- organic acids,
- herbal treatments,
- sugar dusting,
- small cell foundation/naturally built comb
- the current state of bees and beekeeping and every day solutions for Beekeepers and the public,
- proper nutrition,
- beneficial bacteria and antibiotics,
- organic-vs-non-organic methods of controlling diseases and pests,
- climate change and pollution,
- better stewardship of Earth
3. Controlling Pests (Other Than Varroa) Naturally:
- wax moths,
- small hive beetles,
- American foul brood,
- European foul brood,
- chalk brood,
- chill brood
4. Beekeeping for Human Health:
- developing our spiritual connection
- the amazing and expanding world of apitherapy
The charge is $150 per person and includes coffee/tea, lunch and a fruit pick-me-up in the afternoon.
For a registration form, click here.
For a poster, click here.
The CSBA, along with NCBA and Mile Hive Beekeeping Club, is pleased to present Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, on April 29-30, 2015. He will be presenting “10 Rules for Modern Beekeeping”.
On Wednesday, April 29, he will be at the Pulliam Community Building located at 545 Cleveland Avenue in downtown Loveland.
On Thursday, April 30, he will be presenting at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church conveniently located right off of I-25 and 104th. The address is 650 Kennedy Drive.
Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine’s, complete biography can be found here thanks to Mother Earth News.
Kim is a published author of 9 books on beekeeping:
Backyard Beekeeper–revised and updated (Original and V2 and V3 available)
The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture (currently under construction on the newest version)
The Honey Connoisseur–selecting, tasting and pairing honey
Better Bee Keeping–The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees
The Backyard Beekeepers Honey Handbook
The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping
Come join the CSBA as we welcome Kim Flottum for his first visit to Colorado in quite some time.
The Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA) Summer Bee College will take place in Rifle/Silt on June 13, 2015.
We have outgrown Paul’s facility and will move to the Farm Fresh Cafe in Rifle for the morning sessions. Lunch will be served on site and will include vegetarian, gluten-free and standard offerings.
Featured speaker will be Maryann Frazier of Peen State University. She will be joined by Dr. Jamie Strange from the Ogden Bee Lab as well as by Tony Landretti of Rice’s Honey Co. and Dr. Bill Collins of Fort Lewis University.
The hands-on beekeeping sessions will be held in Silt at Western CO Honey Co.
As always, the Beekeepers Ball will conclude the day. See the CSBA website for further details including pre-registration forms, maps and speaker bios.