Winter Bee Meeting 2017

Early Bee Registration is now open for the 2017 CSBA Winter Meeting

What, When and Where

Friday, Dec. 1
Aunt Helen’s Coffee House, 800 8th Ave., Greeley, Colorado 80631

Saturday, Dec. 2
Island Grove Park
501 N 14th Ave, Greeley, Colorado 80631


A Stellar Line Up of Speakers
$The Big Money Honey Contest$
And as always, a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Preregistering online (below) will help us plan for enough food for everyone!


Friday, Dec. 1

4:30 p.m. Meet-and-Greet, Dr. Meghan Milbrath, at Aunt Helen’s Coffee House, 800 8th Ave., Greeley, Colorado, right across the street from the Clarion Hotel. This will be an opportunity for you to talk to our keynote speaker Dr. Meghan Milbrath, of Michigan State University. Meghan is engaging, brilliant, and she knows bees.  Not a bad combo.

Saturday, Dec. 2

8:00-8:45  Registration / Sign In / Big Money Honey Entry
8:45-9:00  President’s Welcome – Ed Colby

9:00-9:45      Dr. Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University, on selecting for mite-resistant bees
9:45-10:30    Dr. Arathi Seshadri, Colorado State University,  update on new FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive and how it impacts Colorado beekeepers’ access to antibiotics for American and European foulbrood.
10:30-11:00  BREAK
11:00-11:45   Sue Anderson, People and Pollinators Action Network informing us about PPAN’s good work protecting Colorado pollinators

11:45-12:45 LUNCH

12:45-1:30    Meghan Milbrath, Sustainable late season nucs – how to never buy bees again
1:30-2:00      Ronda Koski, Colorado State University, on plants beneficial to honeybees

2:00-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:15     Big Money Honey contest awards
3:15-4:00     General Meeting

Early Bee Registration is now open until Nov 24th! Save $5!

Register for the meeting here: 


Need Lodging?

Both of these hotels are relatively close to Island Grove Park, 501 N. 14th Ave., our meeting venue.

The Clarion Hotel701 8th St., Greeley.

Room rate: Ten CSBA rooms available at $79 plus tax.

Cancellation policy: Up to 6 p.m. on check-in day.

Reservation cutoff date: Nov.25, at least.

Contact: 800-315-7729

Doubletree Hotel, 919 7th St., Greeley.

Room rate: Ten CSBA rooms available at $91 plus tax. Extra guests $10 each. Cancellation policy: 24 hours.Reservation cutoff date: Nov. 27.

Contact: 800-222-8733. Ask for State Beekeepers Meeting, booking code SMT. Problems with your reservation? E-mail

You might find a cheaper, nonrefundable reservation if you book now.

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