May – June 2013
This Saturday, May 18, we’ll meet at the apiary at 8:00 a.m., inspect the hives, then sally over to Azadores (in the figure 8) for discussion and refreshment. The apiary is located 15841 Riverdale Road. Take Hwy 7 west out of Brighton; before climbing the first big hill (about 1/2 mile), turn left onto Riverdale Road; proceed about 1/4 mile. The single-story white house with black shutters will be to the right.
The hives are accessible by crossing a horse pen, so please bring appropriate footwear.
Gregg will be holding his information-packed beekeeping classes again this year. The cost is $75.00. Each class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Please bring paper and pen to take notes. Classes are held next-door to our store, and weather permitting, afternoon classes will be also held at several hive locations. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Gregg directly at (720) 934-6176 or visit his website, Rocky Mountain Bee Removal Rescue Education.
The May meeting will be a special, members-only screening of BEE PEOPLE, a documentary film made by Women Who Bee President Leslie Ellis and featuring local “Bee Guru” Gregg McMahan – as well as several other Colorado-area beekeepers.
It’s important that you RSVP as the room is small and can seat a max of 60 people. Please bring a snack to share if your schedule permits; we’ll supply cups/plates/cutlery and wine and water. Please RSVP to Leslie@EllisEdits.com.
Format will be same as always: First a “round robin” of “how’s your bees?”, then the screening. Note that both activities may take us past the 9P end time. Also: Bring your calendars so we can zero in on some Spring/Summer field trips.
It is time to pay our 2013 DUES!
Annual dues for Women Who Bee are $20 if you don’t already belong to another club that is affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (www.csba.org). If you do belong to another club that is already paying your state fee, then annual membership for our club is $13. Membership dues are good for a calendar year from date of payment. Dues must be paid by cash or check. If you are paying with a check, make the check out to “Susan Markley”, “cash” or leave it blank.
Dues are primarily used to pay for refreshments at our meetings and to help pay transportation costs for visiting speakers.
Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 1st Time: 9:00-12:00
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and discuss nectar sources and methods of understanding nectar flows. In the lab we will review proper handling of the combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe brood patterns and colony strength through the seasons.
The CSBA Summer Meeting will be held at the beautiful property of Paul and Nanci Limbach is Silt, CO. Featured speaker will be Dr. Dewey Caron.
More info soon!