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CSBA Summer Bee College

June 2-3, 2023

Rifle, Colorado


  • A stellar lineup of speakers & hands-on sessions!
  • Bonus: Catching up with old friends and making new ones!
  • Pre-registering online (below – Coming Soon!) will help us plan for enough food for everyone.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 2, Potluck at Colby Farm, 6765 County Rd. 214, New Castle, CO 81647.

  • 5:00 p.m. Potluck with burgers provided by CSBA & Ed Colby, CSBA President Emeritus. BYOB. Meet speakers. Free van and tent camping at Colby Farm, but RSVP for camping, please . 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.
    RSVP REQUIRED for putluck and/or camping: please sign up (link TBD!).

Saturday, June 3, Garfield County Public Library District, 207 East Avenue, Rifle, CO 81650 from 7:45am – 1pm MT, then to the Limbach/Maness Apiary for Hands-on Sessions!

TENTATIVE Meeting Agenda (Subject to change):

  • 7:15am – 7:45am – Registration – Secretary, Treasurer & Volunteers
  • 7:45am – 8:00am – Welcome/Intro – CSBA President Eric Smith
  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Opening Presentation/Keynote
  • 9:00am – 09:15am – Break
  • 9:15am – 10:15am – Panel Discussion
  • 10:15am – 10:30am – Break
  • 10:30am – 11:10am – CSBA Business Meeting – CSBA President Eric Smith
  • 11:10am – 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Closing Presentation
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm – Networking & Socialization / Meeting Room Clean-up & Breakdown
  • 1:30pm – 1:50pm – Travel time to Hands-on Activities
  • 1:50pm – 2:35pm – Hands-on Round 1
  • 2:35pm – 2:50pm – Rotate to next Activity
  • 2:50pm – 3:35pm – Hands-on Round 2
  • 3:35pm – 3:50pm – Rotate to next Activity
  • 3:50pm – 4:35pm – Hands-on Round 3
  • 4:35pm – Official Summer Meeting Conclusion

Cost of the Meeting/Presentations and Hands-on in the field Instruction will be $TBD for CSBA Members with non-Members at $TBD (which will include a one-year Independent CSBA Membership).
For those attending in person before the registration deadline, the provided lunch will TBD [maybe sandwiches & chips catered by a local deli].

Accommodations – TBD

In 2022, for those traveling to Rifle and needing overnight hotel accommodations, CSBA has arranged to provide special discounted rates for Summer Meeting attendees with the Candlewood Suites at 233 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, CO 81635. Discounted rates of $109.00 plus taxes per night for a Single Queen and $119.00 plus taxes per night for a King can be reserved by calling directly to the hotel at 970-285-9880. Please indicate you are with the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA) Group. The Host Hotel is about 15 minutes west of Rifle, CO.
OR stay in Rifle at the La Quinta Inn with some of the Master Beekeeper people!

Please pre-register by May 26th, so we can get a head count for catered lunch on Sat and other activities!

Use the drop down box to select the registration you prefer and we’ll handle the rest!

Registration will open soon for this event.

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