August Mid-Month Update - Everything you need to know about bear issues is right here. » 10 Days left for your Early Bee WAS Conference Discount! » The 2015 Colorado State Fair is August 28 through September 7 in Pueblo, Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is offering Colorado State Beekeepers Association (and affiliated regional beekeeping associations) FREE display space in the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Pavilion. » The CSBA has Cottage Industry Bill labels available for all of you who are packing honey in your homes. They are $4 for 100 or $30 for 1000 » Many more items of interest!
High Country Bee, 4th Ed., Vol 8 - It’s Fair and Festival season and my sincere thanks goes out to all of you who have been working at these events. Outreach and education are a critical role for the CSBA–and ALL beekeepers. // The CSBA will be “Puttin’ the Bee in Boulder” a mere 2 months from now! Have you checked out the schedule yet? If not, you should! This will be the largest education event to come to the area in many years and for many years to come. // The Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy conference cost is reasonable — in fact, it’s downright cheap! That’s because of sponsorships! // The Package Bee Survey closed on Friday. I will publish the results as soon as they are available. // How’s your harvest? Going to sell some honey this year? The CSBA has Cottage Industry Bill labels available for all of you who are packing honey in your homes. // NCBA member Ronda Koski is coordinating the bee booth at the Colorado State Fair. Fair dates are August 28 through September 7. VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED! // and much more!
July 2015 Mid-Month Update - The Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy WAS conference will be held in Boulder on October 1-3, 2015. The complete schedule has been posted to both the CSBA and WAS websites. Pre-registration is open NOW!() || The Colorado History Museum located in downtown Denver is celebrating Colorado’s Birthday on August 1st from 10 am to 5 pm || Please complete the survey regarding your packages. Whether your packages were good or bad, it is important to collect this information. || We were able to secure a cancellation permit for the Salmon River in Idaho and I will be out of town and off the grid from July 17 through July 26.
High Country Bee, 4th Ed., Vol 7 - I had several swarm reports yesterday and expect that swarm season is running behind–like the rest of the natural world! || PLEASE be sure to fill out the Package Bee Survey!!! You need this information! || Summer Bee College Wrap-Up || Healthy Bee / Bee Healthy WAS Conference is the largest and most exciting bee conference in Colorado, ever. || The EPA has asked me to let you know about their bee kill reporting email. beekill@epa.gov They have assured anonymity. I have updated the incident reporting page on the CSBA site to reflect this new information.
High Country Bee, 4th Ed., Vol 6 - We've gone straight from winter to summer in a week || The Summer Bee College/Meeting will be held in less than 2 weeks! || We will be offering the field test for the Apprentice certification at the Summer Bee College || Plan on attending the WAS Conference in Boulder Oct 1-3. It will be the largest beekeeping event in our area ever. More details in mid-June. || The Pesticide Applicator Act did not sunset. The Pesticide Advisory Committee has been expanded to include "a member of a state or national apiary or beekeeper association who is currently active in apiary management and who is either an elected official of or a designee of the association". If you are interested and knowledgeable on the subjects of both bees and pesticides, the CSBA would be interested in further discussions with you with respect to participating on the Pesticide Advisory Committee (PAC). || Package Bees: There have been some issues reported with the package bee deliveries this year. The CSBA is interested in collecting additional information on the success/loss data.
High Country Bee, 4th Ed., Vol 5 - Swarm season has already begun but will really get going within the next few weeks. Be sure to to share CSBA's Swarm Hotline toll-free number: 844-779-2337 || The CSBA supports the DriftWatch program which allows you to register your bee yards AT NO CHARGE. || Changes are in the air for the CSBA Summer Meeting! Read more about our morning session at Farm Fresh restaurant in Rifle. || CSBA will be hosting the Western Apicultural Society (WAS) conference this fall. The conference theme is “Puttin’ the Bee in Boulder” and we are indeed! The first two days will be “Healthy Bee” and will focus on topics supporting bee health. || Thank you to To Bee or Not to Bee, NCBA and Mile Hive Beekeeping Club for assisting the CSBA with bringing Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine and prolific author, to town. Over 150 people attended the talks. || Bonnie Plants does not utilize any form of systemic neonicotinoid pesticides/insecticides (neonicotinoids class includes; acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid, dinotefuran and thiamethoxam) in the nationwide, greenhouse production of transplants.
WAS Conference

The CSBA is pleased to host the Western Apicultural Society annual conference, October 1-3, 2015 at the Millennium Hotel.

The conference theme is “Putting the Bee in Boulder” and we are indeed! The first two days will be “Healthy Bee” and will focus on topics supporting bee health. The final day is “Bee Healthy” and is focused on bees and human health/interaction and will be a community celebration featuring the ABF’s “Kids and Bees” program as well as Matt Camper from CSU performing a “bee beard” (or two)!

The chosen weekend has also been declared Homecoming weekend by CU and we are absolutely delighted to have secured our lodging early on. The secured room rate is $159 per night. Rooms without the WAS rate are $249–if you can find them at all! PLEASE NOTE THAT ROOM PRICING IS VALID UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2015!!!!! Use code WAS2015 to make the reservation.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
2
Wed
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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[...]
Sep
8
Tue
7:00 pm Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mile Hive Bee Club now meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Read more here: http://milehivebeeclub.org/
Sep
9
Wed
6:00 pm Overwintering Honeybee Hives @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Overwintering Honeybee Hives @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn what happens to honeybees during their “dormant” winter months and what you can do to carry your hives successfully into the next season. Hudson Gardens’ Lead Beekeeper Bob Shiflet will help you discover how[...]
6:30 pm Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Sep 9 @ 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[...]
Sep
14
Mon
6:30 pm Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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[...]
Sep
17
Thu
6:00 pm High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
High Land Beekeeping Club Meeting @ Roxborough Community Center
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Thursday, March 19, 2015, is our monthly bee club meeting! The meeting is from 6-8 p.m. at the Roxborough Community Center, directions below. https://gallery.mailchimp.com/faab5d795f2a24e9abc494c09/files/Directions_to_Rox_Comm_Cntr.pdf Angela Kantola will be our guest speaker telling us what[...]
Sep
21
Mon
6:00 pm 4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthl... @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
4 Corners Beekeeping Club Monthl... @ Florida Baptist Church near Elmore's store.
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[We meet every 3rd Monday except for November and December] This is your last minute reminder about the club meeting this Monday evening, May 18th, at the Florida Baptist Church at 6 PM. Our new[...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us Mo... @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Class VIII: Honeybees Give Us Mo... @ Growing Gardens Greenhouse
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Oct
7
Wed
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Oct 7 @ 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[...]

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