1. NCBA Extractor

    The NCBA now has two motorized four-frame extractors.  Current NCBA members may reserve one for up to three days use.  Email NCBA President Pro-tem Greg Bowdish at greg@progressiveengineering.biz to request a reservation.
  2. 5th Annual NCBA Honey Party Wednesday September 12th

    The 5th Annual NCBA Honey Party is right around the corner!  It will be held on Wednesday September 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Pavillion at Centennial Park in Loveland.  This is NOT the same park as previous years.  Click here for a map.  The parking lot entrance is on the north side of West 1st Street, just east of Taft.  For you northern folks, it is just a tad bit closer. As always, the key to the success of the party is YOU!  We need you to RSVP to Secretary Ronda Koski by the evening of SEPTEMBER 9TH so that we will know how many to plan the feast for.  Ronda can be reached at:  ncbasecretary@nocobees.org.  Please let her know how many people (including kids) will be attending. Yet another key to the success of this party has been the division of labor and everyone helping just a bit to get all food items made, the tables, etc. set up and all other associated party planning activities.  We need your help!  If you have the time, volunteer to help cook.  We will compensate you for your expenditures!  If you are short on time, consider getting there a bit early to help with set up or grabbing ice or whatever.  There are a ton of little tasks that need to be properly executed to ensure that a great time is had by all.  Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Liana Street, to assist with any of the aforementioned tasks.  Liana can...
  3. Help Needed for Beekeeping Class at Polaris School in October

    From: Sarah Bayer – I’m a member of NCBA and also a science teacher at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School in Fort Collins. This year, I’m putting together a week long intensive course for our high school students on Beekeeping the week of October 1-5. We are planning on having about 10 students involved in the class. We need help to get this done!  If you can contribute time and energy to any part of the class described below, please email me at sbayer@psdschools.org. The objective is to teach the same course that you all teach as a part of your introduction to beekeeping class in January so that students can keep their own bees in the spring time.  We are planning also for students to build their own top bar hive, visit a researcher or two at Colorado State, visit local hives in and around the neighborhood, Become familiar with general hive maintenance (by actually getting into hives), and cooking with honey. I would also like to do some kind of service learning project towards the end of the week (perhaps help out with honey extraction — the messy part of course, or otherwise preparing for winter)  

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..


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