Jan
9
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Jan 9 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Jan
12
Sat
NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Poudre Valley REA
Jan 12 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $70 for students, $80 for individuals, $90 for families

Course content recommended for children over 12.

Learn a new hobby this spring! 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 purchase bees and beekeeping equipment at reduced prices through the association.

For more information or to enroll: call Carolina Nyarady (970) 663-7305 or

education@nocobees.org

ATTENTION:

The session on Saturday 1/19 will not be at the REA building. It is tentatively set for ‘The Ranch’ at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. please contact Caroline for more details or follow updates on the NCBA website: nocobees.org

Introduction to Beekeeping @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Jan 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to beekeeping provides classroom time for participating students. Follow the link to DUH to register.  www.denverurbanhomesteading.com

Jan
16
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Jan 16 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Jan
18
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Jan 18 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.

Jan
19
Sat
Warre Hive Building Class @ Applewood Permaculture Institute
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 12:00 am

Build a Warre Hive of your own.

 

Warre Bee Hives are an inexpensive way to do your part to give honeybees a home, improve your habitat and produce your own honey. At each event, we have 4 openings for participants who want to build their own hive.

 

Price:

 

Complete 4 box Warre Bee Hive along with hands on assembly experience . . . $100.00

 

That cost includes lunch served the day we build.  The API gardening team will provide lunch and drinks.

 

Please send your check, made out to Applewood Permaculture Institute, to the address indicated above.  Your check must have cleared the bank before your spot is reserved.  This is, of course, first come, first served.

 

Assembly will take place within an unheated garage with the door open. Please dress in multiple layers appropriate to the weather. The saying goes that there is no bad weather . . . only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something.  You will be helping others build their hives also.  Think of it like the old barn raising events, but we\’re raising hives.  You will work, hard, all day.  You will go home tired, happy, carrying a new Warre and having made new friends.  You will probably want to bring along your camera.  This is no place for children, power tools will be in use all day long.

 

You must reserve a space by contacting Don Studinski, dstudin@yahoo.com or 303-248-6677. If there is overflow interest we will keep a list and give those first chance at any future hive builds

NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Poudre Valley REA
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $70 for students, $80 for individuals, $90 for families

Course content recommended for children over 12.

Learn a new hobby this spring! 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 purchase bees and beekeeping equipment at reduced prices through the association.

For more information or to enroll: call Carolina Nyarady (970) 663-7305 or

education@nocobees.org

ATTENTION:

The session on Saturday 1/19 will not be at the REA building. It is tentatively set for ‘The Ranch’ at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. please contact Caroline for more details or follow updates on the NCBA website: nocobees.org

4 Corners Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeeping Course @ La Plata County Fairgrounds
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is class 1 and 2 which are held on Saturday morning.  There is a final class held on Friday evening, February 8th from 6-9 pm.

All classes will be held at the Exhibition Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Fort Collins Nursery Winter Workshop @ Fort Collins Nursery
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 19th

  • 10:00 a.m. – Bees, Bees, & More Bees!
    Beth Conrey, President of Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA), will focus on honey bees but will also include a selection of local bees of importance to the home gardener. You will learn the importance of pollinators in your garden, basic identification of bees, and pollinator friendly plants and home sites.
Spanish Peaks Beekeeping Association Meeting @ Spanish Peaks Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
23
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Jan 23 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Jan
25
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 1 @ Western CO Community College
Jan 25 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 1

Honeybees are very tricky. Honey doesn’t make them stick. Find out how you can keep your own honeybees, collect your own sweet stickiness, enrich your garden, and save the world, all right in your own backyard. This course will explain the basics of beekeeping such as: equipment you will need, how to use the equipment, where and how to get bees and hives, where bees can be kept, what to do each month of the year, how to harvest honey, how to encourage native  bees, and everything else you need to know to decide whether you want to keep bees and how to get started if you do.

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 24, 31, February 7, 14

Day:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Colony Collapse Disorder and the Future of Honey Bees @ ACES
Jan 25 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am

Executive Committee member and Bee Culture columnist, Ed Colby, will be speaking in Aspen.

Jan
26
Sat
NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Poudre Valley REA
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: $70 for students, $80 for individuals, $90 for families

Course content recommended for children over 12.

Learn a new hobby this spring! 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 purchase bees and beekeeping equipment at reduced prices through the association.

For more information or to enroll: call Carolina Nyarady (970) 663-7305 or

education@nocobees.org

ATTENTION:

The session on Saturday 1/19 will not be at the REA building. It is tentatively set for ‘The Ranch’ at the Larimer County Fairgrounds. please contact Caroline for more details or follow updates on the NCBA website: nocobees.org

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

4 Corners Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeeping Course @ La Plata County Fairgrounds
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is class 1 and 2 which are held on Saturday morning.  There is a final class held on Friday evening, February 8th from 6-9 pm.

All classes will be held at the Exhibition Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Jan
30
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Jan 30 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Jan
31
Thu
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 1 @ Western CO Community College
Jan 31 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 1

Honeybees are very tricky. Honey doesn’t make them stick. Find out how you can keep your own honeybees, collect your own sweet stickiness, enrich your garden, and save the world, all right in your own backyard. This course will explain the basics of beekeeping such as: equipment you will need, how to use the equipment, where and how to get bees and hives, where bees can be kept, what to do each month of the year, how to harvest honey, how to encourage native  bees, and everything else you need to know to decide whether you want to keep bees and how to get started if you do.

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 24, 31, February 7, 14

Day:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

 

CO Women who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jan 31 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Feb
2
Sat
The Bee Festival @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Learn about Beehives, See honey extractor in operation. taste honey, sign up for classes, become a beekeeper and change your life.

Feb
6
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 6 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
7
Thu
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 1 @ Western CO Community College
Feb 7 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 1

Honeybees are very tricky. Honey doesn’t make them stick. Find out how you can keep your own honeybees, collect your own sweet stickiness, enrich your garden, and save the world, all right in your own backyard. This course will explain the basics of beekeeping such as: equipment you will need, how to use the equipment, where and how to get bees and hives, where bees can be kept, what to do each month of the year, how to harvest honey, how to encourage native  bees, and everything else you need to know to decide whether you want to keep bees and how to get started if you do.

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 24, 31, February 7, 14

Day:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

 

Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Left Hand Grange
Feb 7 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Winter Business Meeting

Feb
8
Fri
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Applewood Permaculture Institute
Feb 8 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Introduction to Beekeeping February 7 from 7 PM to 9 PM, provides classroom time for participating students.  Tuition is $40.00.  Contact Don directly to register at dstudin@yahoo.com or at 303-248-6677.

Feb
9
Sat
4 Corners Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeeping Course @ La Plata County Fairgrounds
Feb 9 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

This is the final class.  The first 2 in the course are held on January 19 and January 26 from 10-12.

All classes will be held at the Exhibition Hall at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Feb
12
Tue
Encaustic Painting Demo @ 1st Presbyterian Church
Feb 12 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The meeting will be held at The First Presbyterian Church at 350 Main Street, Broomfield, CO and the demo will begin at 1:45pm after a short meeting of the art guild starting at 1pm.
Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend the meeting and demo! Theresa Beck was the featured poster artist of the 2012 Open Studio Tours in Boulder, CO.  http://www.theresambeck.com
She is a beekeeper and uses the wax from her hives to paint in encaustics. Come join the fun!

 

Feb
13
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 13 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
14
Thu
@ Jockey Club, Mesa County Fairgrounds
Feb 14 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

Hear from the very knowledgeable Dick Nunamaker on “Why Bees Get Sick!” and learn about bee pests and diseases!  Our meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Jockey Club at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 1 @ Western CO Community College
Feb 14 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 1

Honeybees are very tricky. Honey doesn’t make them stick. Find out how you can keep your own honeybees, collect your own sweet stickiness, enrich your garden, and save the world, all right in your own backyard. This course will explain the basics of beekeeping such as: equipment you will need, how to use the equipment, where and how to get bees and hives, where bees can be kept, what to do each month of the year, how to harvest honey, how to encourage native  bees, and everything else you need to know to decide whether you want to keep bees and how to get started if you do.

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 24, 31, February 7, 14

Day:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

 

New Metro Bee Club Forming! @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 14 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Attention ladies and gentlemen! It seems the Women Who Bee have inspired the general population to start a new, co-ed club that also meets at the shop. This new club will hold its first meeting Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. To R.S.V.P., please call our main office at (303) 728-4422.

Feb
16
Sat
Warre Hive Building Class @ Applewood Permaculture Institute
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am

Build a Warre Hive of your own.

 

Warre Bee Hives are an inexpensive way to do your part to give honeybees a home, improve your habitat and produce your own honey. At each event, we have 4 openings for participants who want to build their own hive.

 

Price:

 

Complete 4 box Warre Bee Hive along with hands on assembly experience . . . $100.00

 

That cost includes lunch served the day we build.  The API gardening team will provide lunch and drinks.

 

Please send your check, made out to Applewood Permaculture Institute, to the address indicated above.  Your check must have cleared the bank before your spot is reserved.  This is, of course, first come, first served.

 

Assembly will take place within an unheated garage with the door open. Please dress in multiple layers appropriate to the weather. The saying goes that there is no bad weather . . . only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something.  You will be helping others build their hives also.  Think of it like the old barn raising events, but we\’re raising hives.  You will work, hard, all day.  You will go home tired, happy, carrying a new Warre and having made new friends.  You will probably want to bring along your camera.  This is no place for children, power tools will be in use all day long.

 

You must reserve a space by contacting Don Studinski, dstudin@yahoo.com or 303-248-6677. If there is overflow interest we will keep a list and give those first chance at any future hive builds

Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Feb
20
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 20 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
21
Thu
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 21 – Feb 25 all-day
Feb
23
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Backyard Beekeeping @ Lyons Farmette
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 1:00 am

Come on down to the Farmette for a presentation on backyard beekeeping. Our instructor, Ben Rodman is a Lyons resident with his wife Jasmine Lok.  He has been a beekeeper since 2004 and has been performing feral colony rescue and removal for several years, is a moderator of the online beekeeping forum Beesource.com, and is an award-winning meadmaker and home brewer.  We’ll discuss where to keep bees, equipment options, “natural” beekeeping, how to inspect your colony, the honeybee life cycle, and of course honey and other colony products.  And new this year: we’ll visit the Farmette’s beautiful new observation colony  where we can watch “the girls” doing their thing under glass right in front of us! We will have equipment, books and protective gear to examine, and participants can get together on orders for bee equipment and packages of honeybees for Spring!

$25 per person

Feb
24
Sun
Beekeeping Seminar at Jared’s @ Jared's Gift and Garden Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This free bee keeping seminar is from 1 PM till 3 PM at Jared’s Gift and Garden Center 10500 West Bowles Littleton, CO 80127. Learn about the fascinating world of the Honeybee with master beekeeper Greg McMann and Tom Bush. There will be follow-on classes this Spring and workshops at the actual hives. You could even have your own bee hive up and running this Spring! Call the store at 303-979-2473 or Jared’s Garden Center directly at 303-979-6022 for details. Seminar limited to call soon!

Feb
27
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Beginning Beekeeping Course @ Boulder County Fairgrounds Natural Resources Building
Feb 27 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Most participants come to the Beekeeping Class with an interest bees, their place in our world, and to learn just what is involved in beekeeping. Some are completely new to the hobby while others have been or are current beekeepers wishing to refine and update their knowledge.

The program’s mission is to develop knowledgeable beekeeping ambassadors to help educate and inform the larger community. The welfare of bees and beekeeping is of utmost importance, now more than ever, so the program aims to improve awareness of beekeeping issues in Boulder County, Colorado and beyond.

Course Topics

A Beginner’s Year
The History of Beekeeping in Colorado
Honey Bee Biology
Bees & Wasps of Colorado
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping
The Hardware of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Year

Feb
28
Thu
CO Women who Bee Meeting @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Feb 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Mar
1
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 1 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
2
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Introduction to Beekeeping provides classroom time for participating students.  Follow the link to DUH to register. http://www.denverurbanhomesteading.com/

Warre Class at To Bee or Not to Bee @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To Bee or Not To Bee will be giving it's first Warre class on Saturday, March 2nd 1:00 - 3:00 by Trent Feist $15.00 in advance $20.00 at the door
Please RSVP to 303.859.6707
Mar
6
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Left Hand Grange
Mar 6 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Winter Business Meeting

Mar
8
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 8 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

KGNU Radio Interview
Mar 8 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Roger Wendell interviews Valerie Solheim on The Beehive Effect, Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles, her newly published book and four years of energy research with the hives.

March 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM  KGNU Boulder

Mar
9
Sat
Tim Brod Beekeeping Lecture 1 @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 9 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Tim Brod will begin his lecture series at To Bee or not To Bee Friday evening March 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 for a fee of $20.00  This lecture is geared for 2nd year and on beekeepers.  Seating is limited to 50.  Please RSVP to :   ToBeeRSVP@gmail.com.

 

Lecture topic:
“Dynamics of Successful Split Making: Creating Queen Cells Using An Adaptive Cloake Board Method.”

 

Current morbidity rates for beekeepers are 20%-50%.  Creating splits is a necessary tool for beekeepers, no matter which hiving system employed.   This interactive lecture will explore the axioms necessary to generate healthy and viable splits. We will discuss how the use of a Cloake board can be a useful tool in generating multiple queen cells for use in splits.  And while this lecture will focus on the use of Langstroth Hive systems, the precepts taught are adaptive to any hiving technology.  This class is designed for minimally active 2 year and more experienced beekeepers.

 

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar and Langstroth Beekeeping

Date: Saturday, March 9th Time: 9:00-12:00

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 demonstration hives available for inspection and plans for building your own top bar hive.

 

The Beehive Effect: From Sacred Fields to Quantum Fields @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 Valerie Solheim, PhD
Beekeeper, Author, Jungian Therapist
Create energy-rich zones to strengthen and protect domestic and feral bees.  Keeping or attracting bees to your garden can boost your plants’ production 5 fold.  It’s all about energy.

 

Mar
14
Thu
New Metro Bee Club Forming! @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 14 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

This new club will hold its second meeting Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. To R.S.V.P., please call our main office at (303) 728-4422.  Gregg McMahan and Kristina Williams will be speaking on the topic of FEEDING.  Last half hour will be an open forum.  Bring all your questions.

Mar
15
Fri
Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 15 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
16
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Mar
22
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.

NCBA March Meeting @ TBD
Mar 22 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

NCBA Swarm Hotline Sign-up/Recap of 2012 by Beth Conrey

Western Colorado Beekeeping Class Level 2 @ Western CO Community College
Mar 22 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING LEVEL 2

The world is an unsettled place. Invest in gold. So you got the equipment, found some bees, and nurtured and watched them all summer. Now how do you get your hands on that liquid gold, and how do you keep the bees alive for another year? This course will explain the steps beekeepers need to take in the fall.

How to get the honey away from the bees

Equipment you will need to extract honey

How to use the equipment

What to do with the wax

How to clean up the honey

What the bees are doing in the fall

What the bees are doing in the winter

How to help the bees get ready for winter

How to help the bees survive over winter

And everything else you need to know to finish your first year of beekeeping

Instructor: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. McCallister

Fee:. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79

Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 28, March 7, 14, 21

Day:. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thursday

Time:. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 pm

Mar
23
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:00 am

At To Bee or Not To Bee

BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Beginning Beekeeping Classes. Register now to learn everything you need to know for your first year of beekeeping. (Each of these is a one-time class; this is not a series.):

Mar
30
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Apr
6
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Apr
7
Sun
Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class II: Understanding the Bees

Date: Sunday, April 7th Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

Apr
11
Thu
Western CO Beekeepers Association Meeting @ Mesa County Fairgrounds Jockey Club
Apr 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Bob Hasse (Bee Bob) will be discussing getting ready for spring and will be talking about splitting hives and swarms.  Bob’s talks are always well done and we’re lucky to have him as a resource!

Apr
12
Fri
5th Annual Palisade International Honey Festival
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Click here for all the details!

 

Apr
13
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Apr
19
Fri
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Tim Brod of Highland Bees will be speaking on queen selection for small scale rearing.

NCBA April Meeting @ Berthoud Community Center
Apr 19 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

April Meeting – Thursday, April 18 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Michele Pelanne will speak briefly about Driftwatch, the state-sponsored hive mapping program for Aerial Applicator Awareness. Our main program will be “Planting for Pollinators” – a presentation on bee-friendly flowering plants, with Master Gardener Charleen Barr and Ronda Koski; Bring your empty bee package boxes – we will be collecting them before the meeting.

Apr
20
Sat
Michael Bush Seminar @ Utah County Health and Justice Building
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Wardle Feed and Pet Supply
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New to Beekeeping? Sign up for our beekeeping class taught by a local bee expert. This two hour class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping, including: hive preparation, installing a bee package, how to use beekeeping equipment, feeding your new bees and hive inspections.

The cost is $35.

 

  • IN PERSON: Sign up at Wardle Feed at the checkout desk
  • EMAIL: wardlefeedandpet@gmail.com
  • CALL: 303-424-6455 and ask to sign up for beekeeping class
Intermediate Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 12:00 am

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Apr
23
Tue
Introduction to Beekeeping Seminar @ Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Apr 23 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The April 22nd program will be presented by John Sheridan of Bees in the Trees and will provide an Introduction of Beekeeping.

If you have been thinking about becoming a beekeeper – – or if you already have a hive or two and would like to ge some tips from someone who really knows what he’s doing, this is the perfect Earth Day event for you.

John will cover all the basics: what tools you need, where to find bees, and a calendar of beekeeping tasks.

Apr
27
Sat
Beekeeping Introduction Lite @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Apr 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Beekeeping Introduction Lite

Learn what beekeeping and local honey is about and decide whether this is right for you.  Become a beekeeper and change your life.  Taught by the owner of Denver Urban Homesteading.

Beginning Beekeeping Class @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.

Growing Gardens Hands-On Beekeeping Course @ Growing Gardens
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class III: Honeybee Colony Care I

Date: Saturday, April 27th Time: 9:00-12:00

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.

 

May
2
Thu
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Longmont YMCA
May 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

We’ll pop open some nucs and see how bees and queens are doing.