Have 2 new hives, missed order deadline – how to get bees?

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  • HI everyone,

    I’m a newbie who has been thinking about getting bees for some time, and finally put together a couple sturdy top bar hives this weekend. A friend of mine set me up with veil, suit, gloves, and smoker.

    As I was getting foundation on Saturday at Copoco’s to wax into the grooves on my top bars, I found that many people were picking up bee orders and that I missed the deadline by a couple of weeks.

    I’m joining NCBA and plan to dive in to get advice and support that I’ve heard this community is so good at.

    Meanwhile, what recommendation would you have on how to get bees? I’m ok with attracting them or asking for a swarm. Not looking to make lots of honey – mostly increasing productivity of my mini-orchard and garden.

    Thanks in advance!



    NCBA i believe still has some nukes left for purchase. look at our home page on how to order.

    also, CoPoCo bought additional packages. check to see if they have any left from this additional order.

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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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