1. Next Meeting Thursday March 21 – Swarms!

    Next Meeting:  Swarm Hotline Participant Training and 2012 Swarm Season Recap presentation by Beth Conrey.   Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:30-8:30 PM in Fort Collins at the Preston Middle School, 4901 Corbett Dr., (2 blocks south of Harmony just west of Ziegler) in the Auditeria.  Click here for a map.  This meeting is mandatory for those who were not on the Swarm Hotline call list last year and wish to participate this year.  Swarm season is approaching, 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 (2013 version), signed Membership Application and Liability waiver on file.  Click here to download the application / waiver from the NCBA Membership Form page, and send it to the address on the form. If you want to be called for hive removals from structures this year, you must have specific liability insurance for this activity – a new requirement this year.  Contact Beth Conrey for agents offering this policy if you are having trouble sourcing it. 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...
  2. CSBA newsletter

    Finally some moisture! Although it is no where near enough to get us back on track–it is good to see the white stuff. I have two seasons in my world: bee and ski. I am square in the middle of the latter and will be out of town for the next week as a result. I find February to be a month in which I get a tremendous amount of work caught up and woodenware constructed. Feeders are out and, with the anticipated break in the weather this weekend, I will see if the girls are touching them. I have spent quite a bit of time traveling to various Club meetings this past month and am impressed by all of the new faces. I hope we can engage and inspire the newest members of our ranks to help shoulder some of the volunteer responsibilities of both their regional and state associations. As threatened, I am catching up on recipes so there are 2 more recipes this month. The first, Strawberries with Lavender Honey and Goat Cheese, is one of the recipes from the Meet and Greet before the Winter Meeting last year. This is a beautiful presentation! I get my lavender honey from France as my sister and brother-in-law live in Paris. It won’t be long before we can start producing this on a greater scale from Western Slope lavender. The second is Delicious Cornbread and it lives up to its name. It is a well-balanced recipe that brings out...

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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