Apr 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Bob Hasse (Bee Bob) will be discussing getting ready for spring and will be talking about splitting hives and swarms.  Bob’s talks are always well done and we’re lucky to have him as a resource!
May 9 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, May 8th at the Jockey club building at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at 6pm.  We’ll be talking about upcoming events and Gary McCallister will be presenting Surprising Facts About[...]
Aug 15 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
We’ll be discussing extracting and asking the membership for some input on future meeting topics. For our upcoming meeting, if anyone has an extractor to bring for demo/exhibition, it would be much appreciated. An automated[...]
Sep 12 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Hello Western Colorado Beekeepers Association Members and Friends, Our next monthly meeting will be held on September 11, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Jockey Club at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.  We will be talking about things beekeepers[...]
Oct 10 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Our AGENDA will be— 1.How to winterize your hive(s) 2.Local HONEY tasting– if some of you could bring a little of your honey for us to sample. Please bring some for all to enjoy. . 3.Q &[...]
To Start the year off right, our first meeting of 2014 will be January 8th at 6:30pm, at the Jockey Club, and will address what beekeepers should be doing right now and planning for spring.[...]
Feb 13 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
Dues are now due for everyone who hasn’t renewed for 2014!! We’re cleaning up our membership list, so to keep receiving e-mails and such, please renew at the February meeting (2/12/14, at the Jockey Club,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
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[...]