Educating Our Communities, In Service To Beekeeping

It’s Swarm Season!
To report a swarm, please call 970-658-4949

Statewide – 844-SPY BEES (844-779-2337)

Learn More About Swarms        Become a Swarm Rescuer         Remove Bees From a Structure

 

  1. April Presidents Message

    NCBA Members: Impossible, it’s a word that means something cannot be done. When something cannot be done, this implies as well that it will not be done. Sometimes, this is hard for me to accept. When I took the NCBA presidency, I thought I could nurture the club into a...
  2. April Volunteer Recognition

    Thank you to: Many volunteers who helped with the package delivery day: Sherri Kerst, NCBA member – Lunch Run for Volunteers Mitch Cheek, NCBA Advisor – Traffic Managment Zack Owens, Lazy Bee Ranch – Honeybee Trailer Kelvin Kerst, NCBA Vice President – Property Management George Ottenhoff, NCBA Advisor – Master...
  3. Volunteer Recognition

    Thank you to: Mitch Cheek, Bryan Davis, Gene Wolf, Pete Linde, Len Ewy Mitch pulled together our parking team which has done an amazing job of managing the parking during our Meetings and Classes at the Kerst facility. This has been a huge help to us all in caring for...
  4. Presidents Monthly Message

    Bee season is here.  Things are really getting intense.  The phone is lighting up and the tasks can’t be finished fast enough or within the energy available.  Welcome to beekeeping in spring. We expect the packages to arrive 4/29/2017.  I need 4 able bodied volunteers (young and energetic!) to help...

Upcoming NCBA Events

Jun
1
Thu
9:00 am Manufactured Food Program – FSMA...
Manufactured Food Program – FSMA...
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – cGMP Training 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – FSMA Resources and Hazards and Allergens 15400 E. 14th Pl Aurora, CO Mountain Vista Room   Please keep in mind that space is limited and these trainings are free. To RSVP, select the course date and you will be redirected to the registration page or contact Jon Strauss or Meagan Lewis.   Course Description: Hazards and Allergens Training Class – this course will go over the different biological, chemical and physical hazards that could contaminate your food, as well as the 8 major allergens and how to control them in your food manufacturing operation. Current Good Manufacturing Practices Overview – this course will go over the cGMP’s as it relates to Colorado Wholesale Food Regulations and the State Manufactured Foods Program. The course material is intended for wholesalers and regulators alike. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Readiness – this segment is intended to provide a brief overview of FSMA and provide some helpful resources. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Jun
10
Sat
12:00 pm Von Trotha Farm – Greeley @ Von Trotha Farm
Von Trotha Farm – Greeley @ Von Trotha Farm
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This event is on an old farm in Greeley. We are in need of volunteers from 12-4 to manage our display booth and engage with visitors about beekeeping.   sign up to be a volunteer for NCBA at this event: Sign UP
Jun
15
Thu
6:30 pm Club Meeting – Ben Golas @ Kerst Barn
Club Meeting – Ben Golas @ Kerst Barn
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ 5PM before the meeting: Kelvin Kerst “Mite treatment” $20 per student Speaker: Ben Golas; Topic: Beekeeping Veterinarian Relationship Law. NCBA speaker: Terry Willert Location: Invite vets: Jon, thebiscuit39@hotmail.com; Justin, justin.p.haack@zoetis.com (Zoetis, Vet Feed Directive?)   The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Kerst Barn, 17765 Hwy 392 (between CR 35 & CR 37) Greeley CO 80631. East of Windsor, 14 miles off I-25 Look for the Beekeeper’s Meeting sign and light at the drive on the north side of the street. This event is open to all NCBA members and the public is welcome. Free for NCBA members, $5.00 for non-members. Social time and refreshments included. For more information visit the NCBA (Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association)

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About NCBA – Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association

The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA) is an organization of both hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.  We exist to provide a forum for education in beekeeping both to our members and to the general public, and for exchange of ideas and experiences.  We also enjoy some ability to provide savings in bees by purchasing as a group.  We are affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.  We meet once a month with the above objectives in mind.  Each meeting strives to discuss one or two subjects of interest in beekeeping.  Whenever possible we will discuss beekeeping and hive maintenance activities appropriate for the next month.  We also like to provide time for members to discuss beekeeping among themselves.  Once a year, usually around January, we conduct a multi-session beginning beekeeping class.  On completion of the class, we offer you the opportunity to join the association, to order bees, and we offer you a mentor to help you get off to a good start.  If you have any interest in keeping bees, we encourage you to join us. We believe joining a beekeeping association such as ours is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to start beekeeping. By joining now you will receive our news letter as well as notification of upcoming classes and meetings.  Dues are modest and affiliates members with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association. See the pages about future and past meetings for examples of meeting content..

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NCBA is a 501c3 organization, and donations are tax deductible.
 
 
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