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.
High Country Bee, 4th Ed., Vol. 4 - After my last day of skiing in Vail today it will be bee season in my world. || Hearing of lots of splitting activity || CSBA, along with NCBA and Mile Hive Beekeeping Club, is pleased to present Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, on April 29-30, 2015. He will be presenting “10 Rules for Modern Beekeeping”. || CSBA Summer Meeting is moving to Farm Fresh in Rifle, June 13, 2015. Read on for more details!
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.

Read more WAS Conference Details


A few shots from the Summer College


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Upcoming Events

Aug
5
Wed
6:30 pm SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
SouthEast Beekeepers Club Monthl... @ North Pinery Firehouse
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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[...]
Aug
8
Sat
9:30 am INTERMEDIATE BEEKEEPING @ PACE Center
INTERMEDIATE BEEKEEPING @ PACE Center
Aug 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Ages: 16 and up This is a continuation of Beekeeping 101. Learn tips on how to keep your bees happy, as they are gentle by nature. A variety of topics include brood patterns, pests, fall[...]
4:00 pm Bee Safe Boulder Celebration Fun...
Bee Safe Boulder Celebration Fun...
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come and celebrate Boulder becoming a Bee Safe City!! Join us and celebrate Boulder becoming a Bee-Safe City, at a beautiful home in west Boulder, in a shady Boulder landscape with a lovely stream and[...]
Aug
10
Mon
6:30 pm Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Central Colorado Beekeepers Meeting @ Crest Academy
Aug 10 @ 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[...]
Aug
11
Tue
7:00 pm Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Mile Hive Bee Club @ Project Angel Heart
Aug 11 @ 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/
Aug
12
Wed
5:30 pm Advanced Topics in Beekeeping @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Advanced Topics in Beekeeping @ The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What pests and diseases do beekeepers need to worry about in Colorado? Why, how, and when should I make a split? Is a combine the right solution for my weak hives? Learn the answers to[...]
6:30 pm Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Brighton Beekeepers Monthly Meeting @ United Power HQ
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Aug
14
Fri
7:00 pm Natural Top Bar Beekeeping
Natural Top Bar Beekeeping
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm
Resilient Futures International, will be hosting a beekeeping workshop August 14-16th. The details can be found on the following Facebook link and below: https://www.facebook.com/events/117651431901370/ Please join us for a weekend of exploration and education about[...]
Aug
17
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.
Aug 17 @ 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[...]

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