NCBA April Meeting in Loveland

The NCBA April Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 17, 2012 in Loveland, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.  The meeting will feature a presentation on catching swarms by Beth Conrey.  Attendance is MANDATORY for those who wish to participate in the program and have not been a part of the NCBA swarm catching program in the past.  See the post below for more information.

We will meet at a new (for us) location, the American Legion Post 15, 305 N CLEVELAND AVE. LOVELAND, CO 80537.  The Legion is on the NW corner of Cleveland and 3rd St, with the entrance on Cleveland at the corner.  The room is 5 steps down from the door, and there is an electric ramp for accessibility right at that door.    Parking around the Legion is on the street. There is a small public lot half a block east on 3rd, and much more parking a block west along Railroad ave.

So you want to be a swarm catcher!

This warm weather has everybody antsy about swarm season, so let’s get started! In order to participate in the NCBA Swarm Collection and Hive Removal program – having your name on the list of people who will be called for swarm collection or colony removal from structures – you MUST be a current NCBA member AND have a current (2012 version), signed Membership Application and Liability waiver on file.  You can download the application / waiver on the Contact page, and send it to the address on the form.  If you are interested in being a swarm catcher this year, AND YOU HAVE BEEN A SWARM CATCHER IN THE PAST, please provide me with the following information to update my records for this year:

  • Name
  • Primary Phone Number
  • Secondary Phone Number
  • Whether you do swarm catching only or hive removals
  • Also how many swarms you are looking for
  • What city you live in
  • How far you will go to get a swarm
  • Any miscellaneous but important information such as: vacation days during swarm season, work availability, etc.

If you are interested in being a swarm catcher this year, AND YOU HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE, you must attend my “So you want to be a swarm catcher” presentation at the next NCBA meeting on April 17th. Thank you! Beth Conrey

970-532-0329 H
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