Bee Genetics Russian and Italian queens for sale at Dakota Bees.  $35.00 each or 720-621-7305

The New Bee Barn at Harlequin’s Gardens

A Boulder County source for beekeeping supplies opened March 5 at Harlequin’s Gardens nursery, outside of Boulder. They will have Langstroth hives, hive bodies and supers, frames and foundation, both assembled and unassembled, as well as Top Bar Hives. They also carry hive tools, smokers, gloves, veils, books and many more supplies.

They will be open 9-5 Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday in March and 9-5 everyday starting in April. Go to for a map or call for directions: 303-939-9403.

Bee Vacs for Sale

Rite Corp has 2 bee vacs for sale in “like new” condition. $100  Call Mike Burns if you are interested.


Top Bar Hives and Beekeeping Supplies

Top bar hives made from precision milled pine and poplar.
The hives include an observation window and triangle top bars.
We offer a beginner How-to DVD, hive tools, beekeeping books and more.
BackYardHive Beekeeping Supplies – local pickup available or items can be shipped

Terry Dorsey has used equipment for sale

Honey super with 9 frames drawn $12.50  Going fast!

Bee Blowers -call for details and pricing
Single sump-call for details and pricing
Double sump-call for details and pricing
Bee vac-call for details and pricing
303 931 3954
Terry Dorsey

Top Bar Hives :

John Leonard in SW Colorado looking to sell some TBH hives.

30 bar with telescoping top, metal roofing, 19 inch bars with wax coated slat, side slot entrance with landing porch, divider board with closable hole to lead to the internal feeder base ( uses 2 of your own mason jars). 120 internal angle mimics comb and I’ve had very little side attachment. Painted pine.
$150 or for $25 more add an observation port.

8 bar NUC box similar to above but with round entrance and round metal entrance closure/ reducer/ vent $50.

I’ll meet you at Pleasant View Mercantile on 491 to show my hives.
Contact me at or 970-560-4385 Please be patient we live off grid and the phone service sometimes gives us the voice mail a day late without ever giving us the call.


I make hives with approximately 120 degree floor to side angles, side slot entrances with a landing porch, and a rear opening with a metal entrance reducer/vent/closure. They have insulated telescoping covers, with metal roofing, and an air gap between the cover and the bars. Bars are 19 inches long and have a waxed slat. The outsides are painted.

30 bar hives come with all bars, a feeder base (uses 2 of your mason jars), and a divider board.

Basic: $155 With observation port: $180

NUC box, as above, with 8 bars and metal closure/reducer/vent: $50

Knock apart single hive stand: $25

Contact us at or 970-560-4385 We are off the grid and our phone service is spotty, please leave a voice mail. We will meet you at the Pleasant View Mercantile to show our hives.

Paul Ducklow has beekeeping supplies available. Click here for the full list as well as his contact information.



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Upcoming Events

4:00 pm Celebrate Boulder Being a Bee Sa...
Celebrate Boulder Being a Bee Sa...
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bee Safe Boulder invites you to attend a celebration in honor of Boulder becoming a bee safe city! Saturday, May 30th 4-6pm 3373 4th St, North Boulder Live Music • Hors d’oeuvres • Wine •[...]
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SouthEast Beekeepers Club is a fairly unstructured group of beekeeping people who get together once a month to share information, ask questions, get news, etc. Other than having a pot luck prior to and[...]
7:00 pm Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Boulder County Beekeepers Meeting @ Lefthand Grange
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BCBA meeting and election scheduled for this Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Niwot Grange. Our organization has been without meaningful leadership since Miles McGaughey stepped down last year. Philip Bradbury and Tim[...]
8:30 am Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Cer...
Bee Guardianship Hive Doctor Cer...
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[...]
7:45 am Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ ...
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ ...
Jun 6 @ 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 6th, 2015 Registration: 7:45-8:45, Program 8:45-5:00 Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence KS Fee includes lunch, beverages, snacks & homemade ice cream and a full day of fun! Bring your hat & veil[...]
9:00 am Beekeeping Seminar w/ Dr. Dewey ... @ Fort Lewis College
Beekeeping Seminar w/ Dr. Dewey ... @ Fort Lewis College
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Seminar details are found in this PDF
9:00 am Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
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[...]
12:30 pm Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Jun 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 at 12th & G Street at Crest Academy, Salida, Co 81201. See our Facebook group: Central Colorado Beekeepers Association. Ask to join. Thanks and hope[...]
6:30 pm Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This month’s meeting will be held at the United Power Building on March 11th at 6:30pm. Miles McGaughey will be our guest speaker and will be covering topics relevant to this time of year. Other[...]
7:00 pm Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Mercury Café
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello Mile Hivers, April is here and we are already to the time for our April meeting. The Mile Hive will be meeting this WEDNESDAY April 8th from 7-9 at the Mercury Café. Many of[...]

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