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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.

 

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Jul
9
Wed
Boulder Bee Safe Neighborhoods Information Meeting @ BOULDER ELKS' LODGE
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dear Bee-friendly friends,

We want to invite you and your bee-friendly friends and neighbors to an important and helpful information meeting devoted to making Boulder and beyond Bee Safe!

The Melody-Catalpa Neighborhood in north Boulder is the first Bee Safe Neighborhood in Colorado, and we are working as a team to make Boulder and beyond healthy for pollinators. We have received numerous requests for information from you and others, and we want to help. Since one of our goals is to educate about pollinators, especially bees, and promote Bee Safe Neighborhoods, we invite you to join us in this effort. We also want to explain a few organizing tricks that helped us gather more than 200 pledges from our neighbors in a few weeks, to become bee safe–and not to use systemic pesticides. Our neighborhood has become a healthier and stronger community as a result of this project, and we believe yours will, too. Please plan to join us, as we hope that our experiences and activities will help you build community and make your neighborhood bee safe.

The meeting will include information about bees and other pollinators, health risks of the systemic pesticides, and explanation plus materials to help you build a Bee Safe community. A more detailed program for the meeting will be sent to you in about ten days, but please forward this message to your friends and family in Boulder and beyond. Invite them to join this project and save the date. Together, we can help to save the bees and other pollinators, and to make our environment, our homes, our families and friends healthier and happier through pesticide free Bee Safe Neighborhoods.

BEE SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS BOULDER and BEYOND MEETING

JULY 9, 2014
7-9 P.M.
BOULDER ELKS’ LODGE
3975 28TH STREET, BOULDER

Thanks so much for your interest in pollinators and this project. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the meeting. If you have questions, please reply to this email; however, as most of our team must be out of town for a few days, we will respond after June 23. Again, thank you for your interest in good health and a healthy environment. NO BEES + NO FOOD.

Anne Bliss, Molly Greacen, David Wheeler
Team Leaders
Melody-Catalpa Bee Safe Neighborhood

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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
9
Sat
Bee Fest 2014 @ UNL Douglas/Sarpy Extension office at 80th & West Center Road, Omaha, NE
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bee Fest 2014
Saturday, August 9
10am-4pm

UNL Douglas/Sarpy Extension office at 80th & West Center Road, Omaha, NE

Come help the Omaha Bee Club celebrate bees and beekeeping. We invite you to learn about bees in a fun and safe festival atmosphere.

Kid Games • Bake Sales • Live Observation Bee Hive

bee-fest

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Bee and Child Safe Lawns & Gardens @ First Presbyterian Church, 15th and Canyon, Boulder (right across from Farmer’s Market)
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bee and Child Safe Lawns and Gardens Event Poster

What: Bee and Child Safe Lawns & Gardens—a panel and workshop on bees, pesticides, and healthy lawns & gardens

When: Saturday, August 9th, noon – 3 pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 15th and Canyon, Boulder (right across from Farmer’s Market)

Did you know that 51 percent of garden bedding plants purchased at places like Home Depot and Lowe’s are treated with toxic poisons that have been proven to kill bees? They aren’t labeled as containing pesticides, and when we put these plants in our gardens we are inadvertently poisoning pollinators (bees, butterflies, bats, and birds). Come learn more about your own backyard and how to make it as healthy as possible for pollinators and you—and learn how to work together with your neighbors to build bee-safe communities.

Sponsored by: City of Boulder, Sierra Club, Bee Safe Neighborhoods, Harlequin’s Gardens, Highland Honey, Butterfly Pavilion, & Osborne Organics

See the Friends of the Earth study on pesticides, begging plants, and bees for yourself:

http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-06-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-in-51-percent-of-bee-friendly-plants

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Aug
13
Wed
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Topics in Beekeeping @ The Inn at Hudson Gardens
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What pests and diseases do beekeepers need to worry about in Colorado? Why, how, and when should I make a split? Is a combine the right solution for my weak hives? Learn the answers to these questions and more, during this course designed for experienced beekeepers. Led by Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet, this course will offer ample opportunities for questions and discussion regarding several not-so-basic beekeeping topics such as pests and diseases, splits and combines, advanced hive inspections, and honey harvesting. Experience level: Intermediate- Advanced. Participants must have at least one year of beekeeping experience.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember.  Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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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
10
Wed
Overwintering Honeybee Hives @ The Inn at Hudson Gardens
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how to assess the strength of your colony and determine the appropriate amount of honey stores your hive will need the upcoming winter months. Supplemental feeding, including when and how to feed, will be explained. You’ll discover the various methods available for protecting your hives from wind and cold temperatures, and how each method impacts honeybees. The course will conclude with a discussion of winter pest management techniques and an off-season “to-do” list for improving your beekeeping knowledge and skills. Experience level: Beginner.

Class will be held at The Inn at Hudson Gardens.

Registration: $21/member, $24/nonmember. Call the Education Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or visit shop.hudsongardens.org to register.

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Sep
11
Thu
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

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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
20
Sat
3rd Annual Colorado Honey Festival @ Denver Urban Homesteading
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This year’s Colorado Honey Festival organized by Denver Urban Homesteading will be Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 from noon to 4pm. You are invited. You can participate at our location, 200 Santa Fe Drive, but if you are a nearby merchant you can participate from your location.

This festival will be bigger than last year’s, and we have more merchant partners nearby who will participate.
NEW participants this year are:

466 Santa Fe Drive
COVERED WALLPAPER has bee & flower themed wallpaper

475 Santa Fe Drive
BLACK SKY BREWERY
This microbrewery will have honey beer.

925 W 9th Avenue
RENEGADE BREWERY
This microbrewery will have honey beer.

657 Santa Fe Drive
LUXE DE VIL
Honey based skin cream

There is no charge to the public or to vendors/merchants for this event.

James Bertini
Denver Urban Homesteading
200 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303 572-3122

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Sep
21
Sun
Fall Beekeepers Potluck @ Marta and Garth's house
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Marta and Garth have opened up their wonderful home to us for our annual Fall Beekeepers Potluck. Come one come all, bring a dish and a story! We love to sit and talk bees, we can all learn so much from each others experiences. We begin at 4 and continue until 6 on Sunday September 21st, so it is only a week away.

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

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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 @ United Power HQ
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

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Oct
11
Sat
Fifth Community Honeybee Hive Build @ Living Systems Institute
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Living Systems Institute and Honeybee Keep present:
Fifth Community Honeybee Hive Build, October, 2014
Lunch will be provided, organic, local vegetarian and chicken.

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8AM to 5PM, backup date in case of bad weather is October 25, 2014.
Where: 14020 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401

There are only eight slots available. Payment reserves your spot.

Come and work with other beekeepers to build your own hive. Meet kindred spirits, talk about bees, work hard, get fed lunch and take home your hive at the end of the day. Bring your camera. Plan to have fun and go home tired.

You contribute $150 toward the work of Living Systems Institute to promote Community Sufficiency, to make Food Production Cells and much more. You take home your own modified top entrance Langstroth hive. Payment is required in advance to reserve your spot. Mail your check to the address above.

This Hive Build will be for a modified top entrance Langstroth design:
All 8-frame mediums (4) and top entrance.
Frames will be foundationless with wooden starter strip suggestion for building comb.
This hive design is based on Michael Bush’s book, The Practical Beekeeper.

What you get: Top with built-in reducible entrance.
Four 8-frame medium boxes with the 32 frames for inside.
Bottom Board.
Why the upper entrance? Answer: better climate control inside the hive.
Why 8-frame? Answer: weight.
Why mediums? Answer: ability to interchange frames at any time.
You can see pictures of past builds and get an idea of what the 2014 build will create by looking here:
Hive Build | Living Systems Institute / Honeybee Keep / Nice World

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Year-round Beekeeping Mentor Program,
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
I do not facebook, text or twitter. Let’s make a human-to-human connection.
Community Activist:
Crescent Grange 136, President (Master)
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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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
CSU Monarch Butterfly Conservation Lecture @ E008 Plant Sciences Building
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Seminar

Scott Hoffman Black
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

“Landscape-level monarch butterfly conservation: how farmers, federal and state agencies, and others can help save this iconic species”

Monday, October 13, 2014
12:00 p.m.
E008 Plant Sciences Building

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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
17
Fri
Neonic Pesticides and the Prospects for Future Life on Planet Earth @ Salt Lake Community College
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eco Bee Box and Albert Chubak has invited G. Philip Hughes of the White House Writers Group from Washington, DC., to present “Let Me Tell You ’Bout the Birds and the Bees: Neonic Pesticides and the Prospects for Future Life on Planet Earth.

Time: October Friday 17th at 7pm
Place: Salt Lake Community College at 9750 South 300 West, Sandy, Utah.
Limited seating – $5 per person. Call or text 801-654-9700 to reserve a seat. Please prepare to be seated prior to 7pm. I urge all Utah beekeepers to attend as well as those interested in our environment.

Phillip Hughes has served in many senior policy posts in the White House and Departments of State, Commerce and Defense. These positions involved him in intelligence, trade, diplomacy, including finalizing negotiations of the Missile Technology Control, enforcement of US export control and anti-boycott laws, overseeing operation of the National Security Council for H.W. Bush and ambassadorships in Latin America, Eastern Caribbean, and Barbados. Ambassador Hughes is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds graduate degrees from Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University. He is currently a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Senior Vice President and Secretary of council of American Ambassadors, a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, and Adjunct Professor of Diplomacy at the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C.

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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
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 @ United Power HQ
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

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Nov
17
Mon
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
22
Sat
Practical Class: Making Honeybee Candy
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Donald Studinski will give a class in his home on November 22, at 9:00 a.m., to demonstrate making bee candy bricks. Class cost per person is $20. Details below. Please call or write Don to let him know you’d like to attend. 303-248-6677, or dstudin@yahoo.com.

This will happen beginning at 9AM on Saturday, 11/22/2014. Cost is $20 each student. We will make at least two batches, two bricks each. This will take us to about noon. I will have made some before the class and may continue making bricks after the class.

This will happen at my home:
955 Flint Way, Broomfield, CO 80020

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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 @ United Power HQ
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

Digg This
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 @ United Power HQ
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

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Jan
16
Fri
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Denver Urban Homesteading Market
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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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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Performing a Honeybee Colony Split @ Denver Urban Homesteading Market
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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

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

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

Advanced Beekeeping Seminar content

1. Organic Control Of Varroa Mites:

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

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

3. Controlling Pests (Other Than Varroa) Naturally:

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

4. Beekeeping for Human Health:

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

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

For a registration form, click here.

For a poster, click here.

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Jan
30
Fri
Performing a Honeybee Colony Split @ Living Systems Institute Classroom
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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Jan
31
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Living Systems Institute Classroom
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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Feb
2
Mon
Dakota Bees Classes
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am

Too many classes to list, so please see the Dakota Bees website to view all their class offerings!

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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
4
Wed
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello beekeepers!   Just a quick reminder of the Feb. meeting of the Boulder County Beekeepers Association, this Wednesday @ 7pm in Niwot at the Lefthand Grange. Bring treats and any “buggy” friends.

Peace,
Miles

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Feb
6
Fri
New Mexico Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting @ Kosmos Performance Space
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do not miss this event! The New Mexico Beekeepers Association invites you to join them for their Annual Meeting on February 6-7, 2015, with renowned entomologist, Dr. Marla Spivak and the President of the CO Beekeepers Association, Beth Conrey at the Kosmos Performance Space, 1715 5th St, Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Marla Spivak’s interest in bees began when she worked for a commercial beekeeper in New Mexico in 1975. Dr. Spivak received a B.A. (1978) from Humboldt State University and a Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Kansas. She has been affiliated with the University of Minnesota since 1993, where she is currently Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Entomology. She is the author and creator of numerous beekeeping manuals and videos, and speaks about bees with passion and enthusiasm.

The exciting guest lineup includes:

  • Marla Spivak, “From Propolis to Pesticides: Research at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab” and “Good News from the University and State of Minnesota”
  • Beth Conrey, President of the CO Beekeepers Association and Owner of Bee Squared Apiaries. “There’s Plenty of Money in Honey”
  • Ryan Hiles, NM Department of Agriculture, Entomology and Nursery Industries, “Report from the NM Apiary Inspector”
  • Loretta McGrath, Pollinator Partners Director, ““Protecting Pollinators in New Mexico: Cultivating Allies and Enhancing Habitat”
  • Ken Bower, “Tracking Pollen Sources in your Area”
  • Darren Jewell, “Hive Removals”

This event also features vendors, artisans, honey samples, giveaways and the business meeting for their Association. Admission is free, but family membership for the NM Beekeepers Association is encouraged for $30 a year. The event is on Feb 6, noon-5 pm and Feb 7, 8:30 am- 3:45 pm.

For more information and a complete schedule: http://nmbeekeepers.org/events/nm-beekeepers-assoc-annual-meeting-marla-spivak/

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Feb
7
Sat
New Mexico Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting @ Kosmos Performance Space
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – Feb 8 @ 12:15 pm

Do not miss this event! The New Mexico Beekeepers Association invites you to join them for their Annual Meeting on February 6-7, 2015, with renowned entomologist, Dr. Marla Spivak and the President of the CO Beekeepers Association, Beth Conrey at the Kosmos Performance Space, 1715 5th St, Albuquerque, NM.

Dr. Marla Spivak’s interest in bees began when she worked for a commercial beekeeper in New Mexico in 1975. Dr. Spivak received a B.A. (1978) from Humboldt State University and a Ph.D. (1989) from the University of Kansas. She has been affiliated with the University of Minnesota since 1993, where she is currently Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Entomology. She is the author and creator of numerous beekeeping manuals and videos, and speaks about bees with passion and enthusiasm.

The exciting guest lineup includes:

  • Marla Spivak, “From Propolis to Pesticides: Research at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab” and “Good News from the University and State of Minnesota”
  • Beth Conrey, President of the CO Beekeepers Association and Owner of Bee Squared Apiaries. “There’s Plenty of Money in Honey”
  • Ryan Hiles, NM Department of Agriculture, Entomology and Nursery Industries, “Report from the NM Apiary Inspector”
  • Loretta McGrath, Pollinator Partners Director, ““Protecting Pollinators in New Mexico: Cultivating Allies and Enhancing Habitat”
  • Ken Bower, “Tracking Pollen Sources in your Area”
  • Darren Jewell, “Hive Removals”

This event also features vendors, artisans, honey samples, giveaways and the business meeting for their Association. Admission is free, but family membership for the NM Beekeepers Association is encouraged for $30 a year. The event is on Feb 6, noon-5 pm and Feb 7, 8:30 am- 3:45 pm.

For more information and a complete schedule: http://nmbeekeepers.org/events/nm-beekeepers-assoc-annual-meeting-marla-spivak/

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Feb
9
Mon
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Feb 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Bee-Supplement-FeedCCBA beekeeping class 020715 flyerOur next meeting will be Monday February 9th at 6:30 at Crest Acadamy on 12TH & G. We hope to see you there!

Also do not forget the Bee Class on 2/7 from 9-3 at the Fairgrounds. I have attached another flyer (I want to make sure everyone gets the correct one). The actual cost is $20 and will include lunch. Please call John, Kurt or I with any questions.

We talked a lot about the importance of feeding this time of year, especially with the low honey supply last fall. I have again attached a recipe, but there are many out there…just try and keep them fed until the nectar starts coming out.

Thanks and BEE WELL!!!
Kris Bielak
719-207-3357

Bee Supplement Feed [PDF]

Beekeeping Class [PDF]

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Feb
11
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed:
1) Lottery will be conducted for the 12 grant hives. Limit 1 per family
2) Cindy from the USDA will be distributing the seeds purchased from the grant money
3) The guest speaker for this month will Don Studinsky and his topic will be the splitting of hives
4) Discussion of Frank and Jerry’s recent colony losses

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Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello Mile Hivers,

Don’t forget our next meeting is this Wednesday 2/11/15 at 7 PM. We will meet at the Mercury Café which is located at 2199 California St Denver, CO 80205.

Regards

John

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Feb
13
Fri
Performing a Honeybee Colony Split @ Denver Urban Homesteading Market
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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Feb
14
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping @ Denver Urban Homesteading Market
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January:
I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Friday 01/16/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Saturday 01/17/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 01/30/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 01/31/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Living Systems Institute Classroom
16980 W 12th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

February:
I will be teaching Performing a Honeybee Colony Split on Friday 02/13/2015 from 7PM to 9PM at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

I will be teaching Introduction to Beekeeping on Saturday 02/14/2015 from 10AM to 12Noon at
Denver Urban Homesteading Market
200 Sante Fe Dr
Denver, CO
Cost $40 per student
RSVP to Don at 303-248-6677

Honeybee Keep
Donald P. Studinski, Beekeeper, CEO, 303-248-6677,
Colorado’s FIRST Certified Naturally Grown Apiaries
Beekeeping Mentor In A Book, published 9/21/2014
Collecting Swarms, Providing Pollination, Performing Structural Removals
Join my yahoo group, BeekeepingStudents
Living Systems Institute, Board of Directors & Treasurer
Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Adviser to the President

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Feb
15
Sun
Beekeeping 101 Class @ Lockheed Martin Club House
Feb 15 all-day

The High Land Beekeeping Club will present its annual “Beekeeping 101” class on Sunday, February 15th from 8am until 5pm. This class is 9 hours and will be held at the Lockheed Martin Club House – Directions are attached.

Beekeeping 101 will give you all the information you need to start beekeeping this spring. Instructors will go through a beekeepers’ year, hive set up, package installation, tools, equipment, diseases and treatments, and more. Students will receive a flash drive loaded with beekeeping information.

Tuition for class is $100.00 for the 9 hour day, 2 instructors, and the flash drive. Sorry, there are no discounts for students or families.

Tuition must be submitted no later than Friday, January 30th, in order for you to attend this class. Please send your check along with your name, address, phone number, AND ESPECIALLY E-MAIL to:

Jo Haugland
6547 Willow Broom Trail
Littleton, CO 80125

We must have a minimum of 20 students to present this class. So sign up early and get all your friends to come too. Any questions? E-mail Jo at jo.haugland7@gmail.com Thanks!

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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

[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December]
Our guest speaker is a commercial beekeeper by the name of Tom Haefeli, great guy. I met him at the CSBA winter meeting last year. He moves his bees to Texas in the winter for feeding and to the Almond orchards in the early part of the year.

I am still hoping that some one in the club will step up and form a Hospitality committee. You could make it as simple or as complex as you like. You get to create the mold.

You will still be able to purchase bees, become a member, and buy woodenware at the meeting Monday.

I have attached a picture to this email that Bill Birz sent over to me, who knows what type bees these are????? If you know and reply to this message remember to “reply to all” so we all get the ideas and thoughts.

Bees management tending beehive boxes bee comb with marked Carnolian queen

Depending on how difficult this ends up being I may be able to track down a little prize for the winner.
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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Feb
19
Thu
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Next meeting is Thursday, February 19th, 2015. We meet at the Roxborough Community Center, from 6-8 p.m.

We will discuss the swarm call dispatching procedure, Spring hive inspections, and our guest speaker will be Marcia Trehal. Marcia and her father have kept bees for many years. Marcia is also the Assistant Manager at Murdochs. She will tell us about the bees and equipment they will be supplying this year.


Steve and Laura Benson will be bringing in 80 five-frame cardboard, nucs for sale. These are Italian bees from Colorado and they are $120.00 per nuc.

The Benson’s will announce their pickup location that will be in Denver in April. Date and exact location will be announced later.

They are taking orders NOW so if you’re interested call soon – they will go fast. Call: 719-765-4403

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Feb
21
Sat
CANCELLED: So You Think You Want To Be A Beekeeper… @ United Power Headquarters
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to forecasts ranging from 1″ to 15″, we decided it would be best to cancel the seminar scheduled for this Saturday, Feb 21st. Some attendees had already cancelled due to weather and I notified the rest of them, via email, that the seminar would be rescheduled for a Saturday in March. Alex is working with United Power to find an available date. We will notify everyone when we have the information.

Contact:
Dave Swanson at dswanson@brightonbee.club (303-921-6150)
or Dan Rau at drau@brightonbee.club (303-351-1996)

The Brighton Bee Club, founded in 2011, is a group of local beekeepers committed to the preservation and growth of the endangered honey bee. We will be offering a one day seminar entitled, So You Think You Want to be a Beekeeper, at the United Power Headquarters building in Brighton on Saturday, February 21 2015. Local beekeepers will be available to answer questions on various beginner topics throughout the day. There will be ample time for a question and answer period during the second half of the seminar.

Local beekeeper Dan Rau will be presenting a discussion/lecture on topics of interest to those who are thinking about getting into the fascinating hobby of keeping their own backyard bee colony(s). This will give you an overview of what is involved in becoming a beekeeper and provide an opportunity to interact with local beekeepers to ask any questions you may have about getting into the beekeeping hobby.

The City of Brighton is currently drafting an ordinance that will allow beekeeping in the city limits as soon as this spring. This seminar will be ideal for those who are interested in keeping bees in the city.

The morning session will cover topics such as: How much does it cost? How much land do I need? What equipment will I need to purchase? Will I get stung? plus many other topics about getting started as a beekeeper. The afternoon session will be a question/answer format. Cost is $25 which includes a box style lunch.

Pre-Registration is required as there are limited seats and can be done online at: http://www.brightonbee.club/resources/seminars/seminars/wanna-bee or visit our website at http://www.brightonbee.club and go to the Resources button
We hope you can attend our seminar and allow us the opportunity to share our joy and passion for helping preserve the health and longevity of the all-important honey bee in our local area.

Contact:
Dan Rau
drau@brightonbee.club
(303-351-1996)

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Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops Session I
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Session l & ll

(Beginner & Intermediate)

Boulder, CO
Join us in beautiful Boulder Session l
Feb 21, 2015 (Saturday)
10:00am – 2pm
$75

Session ll
Feb 22, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -2pm
$75

Register for Bee Guardian Workshops here

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Feb
22
Sun
Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops Session II
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Session l & ll

(Beginner & Intermediate)

Boulder, CO
Join us in beautiful Boulder Session l
Feb 21, 2015 (Saturday)
10:00am – 2pm
$75

Session ll
Feb 22, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -2pm
$75

Register for Bee Guardian Workshops here

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Feb
26
Thu
Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Pagosa Springs @ Community Center
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Pagosa Springs, Community Center, Hot Springs Boulevard. Feb. 26th, March 5th and 12th, all Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM.

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