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. Click here to bring up the Membership application.
NCBA 2013 Woodenware Order deadline is February 14.
This year we are sourcing the group woodenware order from Western Bee, a Dadant company. You’ll find the most common items on the order form, linked below, and you can add any items from the Western Bee printed or online catalog (http://www.westernbee.com/), or from the Dadant printed or online catalog (https://www.dadant.com/) in the blank lines at the end of the form. Since the order will be trucked in, shipping costs are minimal and calculated as 5% of the order total. Click here to download the Excel spreadsheet format woodenware order form.
NCBA 2013 Package Bee Order
The bee package order this year is much like in previous years. We are offering three pound packages of bees with a queen for $89 to NCBA and CSBA members, $99 to non-members. Italian, Minnesota Hygienic and New World Carniolan varieties are available. 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, the final order deadline. Click here to download the PDF format Bee Package order form.
2013 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. Click here 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. Print the order form linked here, and mail with your check made out to American Bee Journal to the NCBA Secretary.
Rates for U.S. Delivery are: 1 year: $20.25 - 2 years: $38.25 - 3 years: $54.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be willing to help with this.