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CSBA’s Winter Meeting – Saturday, November 6, 2021

On-line registration (scroll down to register) remains open thru Midnight November 3rd. Walk-ins will be taken on the day of meeting but lunch cannot be guaranteed.*

* On Saturday, November 6th for both member and non-member walk-ins, admission is $15 – CASH ONLY. Lunch cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.

Schedule & Details

When & Where

  • Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO

    I-25 north or south, Exit 181, Plum Creek Parkway, go east, up the hill, left on Fairgrounds Road, Kirk Hall is to the left.
  • Doors open at 7:30 AM for Registration On-Site, Check In & Honey Contest Entries
  • The meeting will start at 8:15 AM

Speakers [Live & In-person]

  • Dewey Caron, “Colony Stressors – The 4 P’s”

Speakers [via Zoom]

  • Randy Oliver, “Reading the Frames’
  • Katharina Davitt, “A Scientific Study of the Benefits of Feeding Bananas to Honey Bees”
  • Jim Tew, Unorthodox Ideas, Tried, Succeeded or Failed, Learned from Them All

Business Meeting

  • Reports from the Treasurer, Secretary, Educational Outreach, Pesticide, Swarm Hotline, Club Liaison, Queen Rearing Program, Master Beekeeper Program, Western Apiculture Society (WAS), American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) and Honey Producers Association (AHPA)
  • Old Business / New Business


  • NOMINATIONS are now OPEN for the following listed Officer and Advisor/Board of Director BOD positions for 2-year terms:
  •       Secretary
  •       Treasurer
  •       Advisor
  • Send nominations to CSBA Secretary, Joe Komperda. Self- nomination is encouraged!
  • Nominations will be accepted from the floor during the Business Meeting

Honey Contest Awards

NOTE: 1st – 3rd Place Ribbons will be awarded in each category/class with the Winner in each category/class competing for the Grand Champion. In the Grand Champion competition the 2nd Runner up (Third Place) receives a prize valued at $100, the 1st Runner up (Second Place) receives a $200 prize, and the Grand Champion (1st Place) wins a $300 prize, a Winners Plaque, and the Travelling Trophy.

Judging criteria along with the printable Entry Form can be found at: https://coloradobeekeepers.org/big-money-honey-contest/.

Closing Comments & Meeting Adjourn

Sponsor Tables/Booths

A limited number of Sponsor Tables/Booths will be available at this event.

Contact Joe Komperda at Beekeeper@HappyBusyBees.com for more information on reserving a Table/Booth Space at this event.

Host Hotel

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Castle Rock, 884 Part St, Castle Rock, CO 80109

A 15% Discount is available at our Host Hotel. To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 303-660 2230 and specify you are with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association to receive the 15% discount.

Friday Evening Social/Mixer 

The Friday Evening Social/Mixer will be held at Honnibrook Craft Meadery,  Unit B9, 2276 Manatt Court, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

We’ll be socializing from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the mezzanine. There will be live music on the main floor and there will be a food truck onsite for those choosing not to eat prior to the event. Of course, various meads will be available for purchase.


CSBA Members

*Please confirm with your club treasurer that CSBA affiliated dues for 2021 have been paid, if not you will be registering as a non-member

CSBA MEMBERS: ZOOM meeting (FREE) – Sign Up

    CSBA MEMBERS: In Person $5 (Includes Lunch)


    Not a CSBA Member

    Non-Member: ZOOM meeting $10


    Non-Member: In Person $15 (includes Lunch)


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