Future NCBA Meetings and Events

2014 Meetings: Starting this year, monthly meetings for odd numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, July, September) will be scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of the month, with meetings in even numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct) will be scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of the  monthUnless otherwise noted, all meeting times are 6:30-8:30 PM.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Program: Miles McGaughey, BCBA President, and Keziah Katz, CSU Doctoral Student and Bee Researcher.  Miles will talk about Honey Extraction methods around the world.  Keziah Katz will talk about her research: Foragers of all species must adaptively divide their time between consuming known resources (exploitation) and learning about new resources (exploration). How animals chose to divide their time between exploration and exploitation can depend on a number of factors. My work examines how individual nutrition, colony condition, and an individual’s foraging role affect a foraging honeybee’s decisions..  Venue: Fort Collins Harmony Library Meeting Room on the west end of the FRCC Campus at Harmony & Shields, 6:30-8:30 PM

Thursday, September 11, 2014 -  6:30 -8:30 PM – Annual Honey Party and Harvest Celebration Potluck! , (a non standard meeting date earlier in the month).  Always a good time for all, this features several honey-based dishes prepared by various members; (NCBA will reimburse food cost to a few members who agree to prepare a large quantity for all to share-contact volunteer@nocobees.org); member-made mead tasting, and voting in the winners of the NCBA 2014 Photo Contest!  Bring the kids, a dish to share, and your own plate & utensils.   Venue: Centennial Park Pavilion in Loveland, .  Venue: Loveland Centennial Park Pavilion, West 1st Street at Taft Ave. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 6:30-8:30 PM Program: We will begin with our Annual Election Kick-off and open Member Feedback Discussion.   Following that we will show segments of the DVD “Natural Beekeeping” along with a moderated discussion of the information presented. Venue: Loveland

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Program: 2nd Annual Bee-zaar 3-8 PM.  Venue: Chilson Center, 700 E 4th Street, Loveland, CO