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The State Association was organized in Denver in 1880 by J.L. Peabody, E. Milleson and Olive Wright. It was incorporated as the Colorado State Beekeepers’ Association in 1888 and is affiliated with the American Beekeeping Federation. The CSBA is the oldest and most widely recognized beekeeping organization in Colorado.
The CSBA functions as an umbrella organization for affiliated Regional Beekeeping Associations and Clubs in the State. In addition, the CSBA represents the concerns and interests of all beekeepers in the State including not only backyard hobbyists but also the commercial beekeeping sector. The CSBA functions as the main interface between State and Local agencies and beekeepers.
All dues and monies collected by the CSBA go toward producing better beekeeping methods, better beekeepers and a better understanding of Colorado apiculture through educational and social activities for both members and the public. The CSBA’s meetings, presentations, classes and activities provide a high level of cutting-edge information and education that are often the only opportunities for local beekeepers to learn about events and concerns within the larger beekeeping community.