Luan Akin will be coming from Tagawa’s Garden Center with plants for us to see and discuss. Bet we’ll find some good bee plants in her collection.
We are also asking everyone to bring their bee vacs, swarm collecting devices, and any other cool bee containers you might have. We want to show our new people how the old people (Jerry) do the job. We’ll also take pictures of the different vacs and make a power point presentation. That’s right! You could be a bee-club, slide-show STAR!!!
We will start the meeting with an open discussion of, followed by voting on, the proposed updates to the NCBA Constitution and Bylaws that have been tabled since our October business meeting. These updates are intended to clarify the mission of the NCBA as well as the roles of the Executive Committee and its members; provide members more flexibility in matters brought to Membership for a vote; and address ways to handle changing circumstances that call for a response.
We believe strongly that these updates need to be approved, and will help protect the interests of Membership and promote the highly effective Association that you, our members, deserve.
Below you’ll find links to a more detailed summary of the changes and to the revised Constitution and Bylaws themselves.
The next topic is Spring Beekeeping Activities – with a discussion and open Question and Answer session. We know this is a busy Beekeeping time of year, and want to help you be successful.
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.