1. 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.
  2. 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 970-213-3099 C coconrey4@msn.com http://bethsbees.com

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 equipment and 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 beekeeping equipment and 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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