Educating Our Communities, In Service To Beekeeping

  1. Open Positions – help manage your association

    Elections are coming, consider being a candidate. A KEY position on the executive committee remains VACANT.  We are searching for candidates with several years of bee keeping experience to fill the position of: Vice President: Supports the President during his term and learns the job responsibilities of the presidency so that there is a smooth transition at the next election for President. Term limits require the transition to President at the end of the second consecutive term.  If there are other candidates for President an election is held.  If you want to help direct the future of NCBA as VP, and possibly as President, contact the EC and we will schedule a special election.  The full job description is available in the NCBA by-laws on our website. ALSO Two VERY IMPORTANT COORDINATOR positions are OPEN and the EC is looking for candidates with a minimum of THREE years beekeeping experience. EVENT COORDINATOR: Interacts with area organizations and schedules NCBA participation in OUTREACH events promoting beekeeping like the Larimer County Fair, Earth Day and Pollinator Week, to name a few.  REQUIRES a significant time commitment at the beginning of the year to schedule upcoming events and additional time to maintain contact with the event managers until the event is over. PRESENTATION COORDINATOR:  Interacts with area schools and civic groups to arrange for NCBA members to give EDUCATIONAL beekeeping related presentations throughout the fiscal year .  Not as time consuming as events, but requests increase toward the end of the school calendar. The Event and Presentation coordinators...
  2. Proposed amendments to our Constitution and Bylaws – October Meeting

    Notifications Required Prior to the October Meeting The EC is required to notify membership a minimum of 120 days prior to October elections when proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws will be on the ballot. > Notice of Intent to Amend NCBA’s Constitution, Article 5, Section III, Terms of Office Currently: “All Executive Committee members shall serve for terms of one year. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer may not serve for more than two consecutive terms.” Background: The Vice President is essentially a ‘President-in-training’ and he/she will ascend to the presidency if there are no other candidates running for President. The NCBA has NOT had a VP to date in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, ending 9-30-15 and no volunteers have expressed interest in taking the job. The NCBA, to remain viable, must have volunteers willing to fill key management roles on the EC, but without candidates there will be no officers in subsequent years to run the association when term limits are applied. The current revision of the Constitution does not address the issue of no willing candidates PROPOSED amendment to Article 5, Section III, Terms of Office: ADD the following paragraph “IF any officer, currently serving, becomes term limited and ineligible for the next election AND IF there are no candidates willing to stand for election as President, Vice President, Secretary and/or Treasurer AND IF those currently serving are willing to continue in their present position, the term limit restriction shall be waived for ONE additional...
  3. CSBA Volunteers needed

    The CSBA is in need of some volunteers for 2 upcoming events. The first is the Insectival which will be held at the Butterfly Pavilion from 9-5 on Saturday, July 18.  We work a lot with the Butterfly Pavilion and it would be good if we could get 2 people per shift from 8-11 (set up), 11-2, 2-5 (tear down).  If you can help, please contact me ASAP. The second opportunity is the Self-Reliance Expo.  They need a speaker for an hour long talk onSaturday, August 22 at the National Western Stock Show facility. If you can help with either of these events, it would be most appreciated.  Please email or call me. Thank you. Beth Conrey970-213-3099 president@coloradobeekeepers.orgbeth@bethsbees.com The CSBA will be “Puttin’ the Bee in Boulder” October 1-3, 2015.  You want to bee there so save the dates!
  4. 2015 NCBA annual beehive tour

    The annual inspection tour was ag freat sucess again. 28 people gathered in Fort Collins and Loveland. There were questions and answers for the volunteer facilitators. CSBA President Beth Conrey and Boulder Valley Beekeepers President Miles McGaughee   A special shout out to the people on the tour for the refreshments provided.   GROUP PHOTO is of the Loveland Tour   Audry and Chris Tosi Ted Johnson Tiffany DeFose Mark & Fatima Brown Bon & Jim Philpot Noah Richter Nic Newby Camilla Keistensen Jane Everett Kate and Rich Aiello Nancy Jones Bob Boggio Dave Primer Ed Bende  
  5. 2015 Package Bee Order

    Click Here for full ordering information found on this Member Benefits page. Saturday May 2nd Noon  – Latest update has Carniolan distribution window pushed back to 2:45-4:45.  Please do not arrive before 2:45 PM so as not to interfere with the truck. Friday May 1 – We have confirmation that the Carniolan packages are on the way. Distribution will be tomorrow afternoon some time.  When we know a time, we will post it here. The distribution window will be two hours long. Update Thursday April 30th Carniolan distribution is planned for sometime Saturday afternoon.  When we have an estimated time of arrival, we will post it here and send out a Status Update email.  If you are part of the Carniolan order, you need to be prepared to drop what you are doing and come pick up your bees as soon as they are available.  Carniolans will be distributed from Glenn Wollam’s place east of Berthoud, the same place Italians were distributed from last Friday.  Directions are below. Update Thursday April 23rd The bees are here!  Italian package distribution Friday 7AM – 7PM.  Directions below. Update Wednesday April 22nd Distribution of Italian packages will be on Friday, April 24th – one day early, as the bees shipped a day early and are on their way.   We are still working out the details, but expect to be distributing bees all day Friday until early evening.  Please pick up your Italian packages on Friday if you possibly can! Given the change, Saturday...

Upcoming NCBA Events

all-day Colorado State Fair @ fair grounds
Colorado State Fair @ fair grounds
Aug 28 – Nov 7 all-day
Volunteers will get free parking ($7) and free entrance into the fairgrounds ($7 for Ages 5-12, $7-$10 for Ages 13 & Older). Beekeepers who volunteer can bring their families… help educate others about hones bees and beekeeping AND enjoy a day at the Colorado State Fair!
6:30 pm October Meeting @ Poudre Valley REA Building
October Meeting @ Poudre Valley REA Building
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: J. Arthur Anderson Community Meeting Room, Poudre Valley REA Building, 7649 REA Parkway, Fort Collins, CO 80528  ELECTIONS, please vote!  Dave Primer will discuss HONEY GRADING.
6:30 pm November meeting – No Meeting
November meeting – No Meeting
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
NO Meeting, watch for details about NCBA’s Holiday Party in early December.

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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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