Member Benefits

NCBA membership has many regular benefits, including participation in the annual Woodenware and Bee Package orders; membership in the Colorado State Beekeepers Association; participation in the Swarm Hotline to be called for collecting swarms in your area, discounted American Bee Journal subscriptions, and use of one of the Associations three honey extractors.  Membership cost is $20 for any part of the membership year from March 1 through the end of February.  Membership application.

NCBA Woodenware Order

NCBA is currently not doing any woodenware orders at this time.

NCBA Package Bee Order

We are offering three pound packages of bees with a queen in Hygienic Italian, and Hygienic Carniolan, as well as Carniolan queens.  NCBA / CSBA members receive order preference through February 14th.  The balance of our allotment will go to orders, first come – first served – received through February 28th Bee Package order information page.

Swarm Hotline

For many years, the NCBA has sponsored a Swarm Hotline, coordinated by current CSBA president and past NCBA president Beth Conrey.  It is offered as a public service, allowing swarms to be collected before they become a nuisance by taking up residence in a structure.  NCBA Members who meet the training and liability requirements can be called to collect swarms reported to the hotline.   for more information.

American Bee Journal Subscription Discount

NCBA members are eligible for new or renewal subscriptions to the American Bee Journal at a 25% discount, when ordered through the Association.  Complete and print the order form linked here (right-click and save if clicking directly doesn’t work for you), and mail with your check made out to American Bee Journal to the NCBA Secretary.

2014 Rates for U.S. Delivery are: 1 year: $21.00   –   2 years: $39.75    –   3 years: $56.25

Use of Honey Extractors

The NCBA has two 4-frame honey extractors and one new 6-frame honey extractor available for use up to three days at a time on a first-come, first-served basis.  The 4-frame extractors are intended for your home use.  A program for use of the new 6-frame extractor has yet to be established.  The success of this program relies upon volunteers who coordinate loan of the extractors from their home, and perform seasonal repairs and updates to the equipment – email volunteer@nocobees.org if you would be willing to help with this.

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