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CSBA Summer Bee College

June 8-9-10, 2018

Rifle, Colorado

Featuring:

  • A stellar lineup of speakers
  • First ever, CSBA Beekeepers roundtable. You have questions, right? Ask the experts.
  • Bonus: Catching up with old friends and making new ones!
  • Pre-registering online (below) will help us plan for enough food for everyone.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 8, Potluck at Colby Farm, 6765 County Rd. 214, New Castle, CO 81647.

  • 5:00 p.m. Potluck with burgers and soft drinks provided by CSBA. BYOB. Meet speakers Bill Collins and Stephen Stanko. Bill’s a chemistry professor at Fort Lewis College, with intriguing insights on using plants for disease control. Stephen’s the Utah stat bee inspector, and he’s seen it all! Free van and tent camping at Colby Farm, but RSVP for camping, please. 970-984-0419, Coloradobees1@gmail.com. There is free motorhome camping available along the roadside on the property adjoining Colby Farm to the East. But please no motorhomes at Colby Farm. Call for details.

Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

  • 8:00-8:45 Registration/Sign-in
  • 8:45-9:00 President’s welcome – Ed Colby
  • 9:00-9:40 Hillary Eales from Meadery of the Rockies speaks on making mead, nectar of the gods.
  • 9:45-10:25 Stephen Stanko, Utah state bee inspector, talks about Varroa mites.
  • 10:25-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-11:25 Bill Collins, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Fort Lewis College, will tell us about his research into plant-based chemistry for pathogen control.
  • 11:30-12:15 General meeting
  • 12:15-1:00 Catered lunch
  • 1:00-1:40 Stephen Stanko, Utah state bee inspector, addresses the issue of American Foulbrood and the new antibiotic regulations.
  • 1:45-2:30 Ask the experts! Beekeepers with a lifetime of experience gather ’round the table to answer your questions.
  • 3:00-4:30 In-the-hive time at Paul Limbach’s farm, 5945 County Rd. 346, Silt, CO 81652. Breakout sessions: Learn how to light a smoker, test for mites, look at brood patterns, identify diseases.
  • 7:00 The wildly popular, always sold out, Beekeepers Banquet: at the Lazy Bear Restaurant, 285 W. Main St., New Castle. Cost is $55 includes mead pairing with each course.

Sunday, June 10, Field trip to the Flat Tops

  • 8:00 – 12:00 Look at high-altitude hives and some of the interesting flowers from which they make honey. Morning only, back by noon.

Accommodations

The CSBA has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Silt, for June 8 and 9, 2018. Price: $95. Call 970-876-5100. Offer ends June 1.

Please pre-register by June 5th, so we can get a head count for catered lunch on Sat and Beekeepers Banquet.


    • CSBA members, including lunch on Sat: $25




    • CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $15




    • Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $35




    • Non-members, no lunch: $25




    • Children under 18, including lunch on Sat. $10




  • Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free




Registration at the door, 8:00-8:45 a.m., Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

  • CSBA members, including Sat. lunch: $35
  • CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $25
  • Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $45
  • Non-members, no Sat. lunch: $35
  • Children under 18, including Sat. lunch: $15
  • Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free

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