1. February Meeting Thursday Evening

    February Meeting – Thursday, February 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM– Features Jason Goldman on mead making, and presentations by members on making and selling bee-based products (e.g. soaps, salves, etc.)  Members who make/sell value added products are welcome to make short 5 minute presentations on what you do.  Emailncbasecretary@nocobees.org to get on the agenda.  We will be meeting at a new location, the Edge Sports Center in Fort Collins off the frontage road south-east of I-25 and Mulberry at 4450 Denrose Ct.  Click here for a map.
  2. Volunteer and Education Coordinators needed!

    We are approaching the season of most of our public outreach events, and need people to help coordinate these activities.  If you have an interest in education and public service, please let us know.  E-mail NCBA Secretary John Green atncbasecretary@nocobees.org or any of the Executive Committee members. NCBA is seeking applicants for key positions Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit service organization that seeks to promote effective, responsible beekeeping by providing educational and outreach opportunities both for beekeepers and for the general public.  We have openings in two key positions that work together to provide these opportunities – Volunteer Coordinator, and Education and Outreach Coordinator.   The Volunteer Coordinator communicates with members who have indicated an interest in volunteering to match people to outreach events, such as from staffing the NCBA booth at one of the various events we participate in each year and organizing refreshments for one of our meetings.  The Education and Outreach Coordinator evaluates regional events for potential NCBA participation, helps to prepare related educational materials, and helps to train volunteers as needed.  Time commitment varies on the time of year.  Number of events varies, but is busiest from May through September.  Requests can include, but are not limited to, school and civic organization presentations and display booths.  The largest events we participate in are the Larimer County Fair (late July, early August) and the Sustainable Living Fair (September).  Please consider helping out with one of these key positions.
  3. Way To Bee!!

    This month we want to acknowledge Carolina Nyarady and the crew of dedicated volunteers who once again this year organized and presented the Beginning Beekeeping class last month.
  4. NCBA membership drive

    NCBA Membership Renewal Time! For your current membership status, look to the bottom of this newsletter, where we always provide some basic information.  All memberships are synchronized to a March 1 start date.  We are asking that every member print and send in an updated Membership Application and Liability Waiver form.  This allows us to update our records with your current information, and gives you the chance to add additional household members to our roster.  You can find the new Membership form at http://nocobees.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Web_Site_Membership_Application__Rev20130121.pdf or from the link at the bottom of the Contact page here: http://nocobees.org/contact/.  Please return it to NCBA Secretary John Green as indicated on the form. Annual membership in NCBA currently costs $20, which includes a Primary membership for the individual completing the Membership Application and Liability Waiver.  It will also include additional household members residing at the same address when you include their names and signatures on the form.

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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