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

Tuesday: October 7 – December 2, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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

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

Register via the BCBA website:

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

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

Directions:

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

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Dec
2
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

The library will be there also for your use.

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

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

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Dec
10
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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

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

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

Curtis

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Jan
6
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

The library will be there also for your use.

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

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

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Jan
10
Sat
2015 NCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class @ Pulliam Building
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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

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

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

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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

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

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

Curtis

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

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

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

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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
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
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 @ Agfinity
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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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 have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

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

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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Feb
27
Fri
8th Annual Organic Beekeepers Conference @ YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center in Oracle, AZ
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day

8th Annual Organic Beekeepers Conference

Meeting to be held at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center in Oracle, Arizona 27-28 Feb – 1 Mar 2015. Meeting will start Friday early afternoon with signing in, with Friday Night Hello’s/Dinner, …run all day Saturday into eve, and thru late Sunday afternoon, with keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, hands on workshops, with 6 catered meals. Dinner for Friday night Hello’s will also have speakers/movie. Vendoring welcomed with those attending (NO treatments/artificial feeds allowed sold for bees).

Speakers so far confirmed: Don Downs (apitherapy), Sam Comfort (TBHs/singing/dancing), Ramona Herboldsheimer (microbe update, bkpg over the centuries), Bruce Brown (CC Pollen/politics update), Michael Bush (breeding/field mgt), James Fearnley (UK Pollen/propolis), Jacqueline Freeman (Relational Beekeeping: How to be best friends with your bees. ), Laura Ferguson (Dir College Melissae/International Natural Bkpg Fed), Gerald Golgul (mead making), Krassimire Entchev (Ger/Bulg Around the year with Dee Lusby, my experiences regressing bees in S./N. Europe and it’s importance for localizing), Amalia Haas (Utilizing Culturally-Specific lenses to support chemical-free beekeeping: The Case Study of Jewish & Honeybee Calendars), Dean Deknow/Stigletz (hive mgt/basic queen rearing ), Gregg Tivnan (Reflections of a first year beekeeper).

The fee for meeting includes: accommodations in lodges (with up to 6 per room dorm style, each with own bath…..with bring your own sheets/bedding/blankets, men separate from women) for $200 per person, plus six catered meals, access to all meetings/talks/workshops, snacks/break refreshments, and also a camp liability coverage (form required to be filled out). Overflow for accommodations will be use of cabin units on site, with same fee. Also no fee for vendors other then normal lodging costs for meeting/catered meals/camp liability needs. For those not bringing own sheets/bedding/blankets due to plane travel/other, rental is available at camp office for approximately $10 per persong.

For more information see:
http://www.tucsonymca.org or visit OrganicBeekeepers at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/ or contact Dee Lusby for information/registration at: 520-398-2474 late evenings.

For payment of registration per person of $200, due in advance of attending with check or money order, send to Organic Beekeepers % Dee Lusby, HC 65, Box 7450, Amado, Arizona 85645, WITH stamped self addressed envelope, for returning receipt and more information on YMCA to sender, plus liability/medical form to be filled out.

Note: $200 fee is a straight fee whether sleeping/eating at camp or not for covering cost of lodged rented, meeting halls, vendoring/catering, hiring workers, liability insurance, etc during conference. For general information concerning the meeting, contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, and Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934.

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Mar
3
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

The library will be there also for your use.

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

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

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Mar
5
Thu
Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Pagosa Springs @ Community Center
Mar 5 @ 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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Mar
7
Sat
Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association 2015 Beekeeping School @ Mountain Song Community School
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm

This day and a half comprehensive course covers all aspects of beekeeping in the
Pikes Peak region. You will learn how to acquire bees and the necessary equipment to keep them. We will demonstrate equipment assembly and honey extraction. Bee biology and the skills to manage your bees through the four seasons, including disease management, will be covered. All lectures are presented by local beekeepers with years of collective knowledge.

Whether you are interested in keeping your own colonies, or simply wanting to know more about these fascinating creatures and their wonderful product – honey, this easy-to-follow course will open a new door into the natural world for you.

PPBA April 2014 Meeting Announcement

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Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Mar
11
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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Mar
13
Fri
Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Durango @ Community Center
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Durango Beginning Beekeeping Classes; La Plata City extension hall, Friday March 13th, 6:30-8:30, Sat. March 21st, 10-noon, Sat, March 28th, 1-3 PM. Series = $50 per family.

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Mar
14
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Durango @ Community Center
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Durango Beginning Beekeeping Classes; La Plata City extension hall, Friday March 13th, 6:30-8:30, Sat. March 21st, 10-noon, Sat, March 28th, 1-3 PM. Series = $50 per family.

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

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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

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

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

Curtis

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Mar
21
Sat
Beginning Beekeeping Classes, Durango @ Community Center
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Durango Beginning Beekeeping Classes; La Plata City extension hall, Friday March 13th, 6:30-8:30, Sat. March 21st, 10-noon, Sat, March 28th, 1-3 PM. Series = $50 per family.

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Mar
31
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

The library will be there also for your use.

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

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

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Apr
7
Tue
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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

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

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

Curtis

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May
5
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

The library will be there also for your use.

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

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

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May
7
Thu
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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May
13
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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May
16
Sat
Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell Session I
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell

Carbondale, CO

Held at Sustainable Settings

Session l
May 16, 2015 (Saturday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

Session ll
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

To register for the Carbondale classes through Sustainable Settings
Phone: 970-963-6107 or
Email: rose@sustainablesettings.org

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May
17
Sun
Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell Session II
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Natural Bee Guardianship Workshops with Corwin Bell

Carbondale, CO

Held at Sustainable Settings

Session l
May 16, 2015 (Saturday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

Session ll
May 17, 2015 (Sunday)
10am -3pm (Potluck Lunch)
$75

To register for the Carbondale classes through Sustainable Settings
Phone: 970-963-6107 or
Email: rose@sustainablesettings.org

Digg This
May
18
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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May
19
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
May 19 @ 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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May
21
Thu
Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Certification
May 21 @ 8:30 am – May 26 @ 12:30 pm

May 21-26
June 4-11
Boulder, CO

Choose any dates that fit your schedule, 16 days to choose from.

Intensives limited to 4 people per session.

Out of town folks, we have recommendations for lodging and camping accommodations in beautiful Eldorado Springs, CO

More Information and Online Registration for Intensives

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Jun
2
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jun 2 @ 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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Jun
4
Thu
Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Certification
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – Jun 11 @ 12:30 pm

June 4-11
Boulder, CO

Choose any dates that fit your schedule, 16 days to choose from.

Intensives limited to 4 people per session.

Out of town folks, we have recommendations for lodging and camping accommodations in beautiful Eldorado Springs, CO

More Information and Online Registration for Intensives

Digg This
Jun
7
Sun
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Jun
10
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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Jun
15
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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Jun
16
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Jun 16 @ 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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Jun
30
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jun 30 @ 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.

Digg This
Jul
7
Tue
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

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

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

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

Curtis

Digg This
Aug
4
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Aug 4 @ 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.

Digg This
Aug
7
Fri
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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Aug
17
Mon
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthly Meeting @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We have decided to have our first club meeting in January. Bill our amazing Vice President is putting together another informational talk. I think we all learned tons during his last seminar on Varroa mites, I know it got me out there dusting my bees to check for mites. More later…….

If I can get pricing together for bees, we should be able to begin the ordering process.

Remember you will have to be a club member to order bees and woodenware. Also you will have to pay for each thing separately. You can still pay either by check or cash. Look for the 2015 membership form in the email; you can mail a check or bring form and payment to the meeting in January.

Unless other wise notified we will still meet at the Florida Baptist Church on Hwy 160. Day, 3rd Monday, and time, 6:00pm to remain the same unless I have members state a change preference.

Paula


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

Digg This
Aug
18
Tue
Cortez Bee Club Meeting @ Let It Grow Nursery, Cortez
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

Curtis

Digg This
Sep
1
Tue
SouthEast Beekeepers Club @ North Pinery Firehouse
Sep 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.

Digg This
Sep
7
Mon
Hands-On Beekeeping Series @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, which includes instructional materials

Beekeepers with some experience are welcome to register and drop-in any class for a fee of $60.00

Class I: Introduction to Top Bar Beekeeping
Date: Saturday, March 7th 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: Saturday, April 11th 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: Saturday, April 25th 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, June 6th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and what this looks like, and discuss how to recognize pests and diseases, and what you can do to support your bees. In the lab we will review proper handling of combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe honey flow and colony strength through the seasons. We will spend the last hour doing a hive inspection at a nearby hive, weather permitting.

Class V: Practical Lab I *off-site*
Date: Saturday, June 27th 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, July 25th 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, August 29th 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 3rd 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.

Advanced Beekeeping Class for Returning Students
Date: Saturday, April 18th Time: 9:00a-12:00p
This class is for beekeepers who have overwintered their hives and are wondering what to do next. You will learn how to help prevent crowding and swarming in a Top Bar or Langstroth, and how to make a split to expand your apiary or just to help propagate a good colony. We will also go over spring management practices and how to monitor for potential problems. Bring all your questions for Tracy Bellehumeur and Kristal Domenico, and we’ll do our best to answer.

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Sep
9
Wed
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ Agfinity
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

500 Cooperative Way Brighton Co 80601

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