Educating Our Communities, In Service To Beekeeping

It’s Swarm Season!
To report a swarm, please call 970-658-4949

Statewide – 844-SPY BEES (844-779-2337)

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  1. Volunteer Recognition

    Bruce Rice, swarm coordinator. Terry Jones, John Russel, Deb Evangelista, Greg Krush dispatchers! 2017 swarm rules: You MUST be a member of NCBA to be on the NCBA swarm list. You MUST fill in the “Swarm Catchers Information Form” for Bruce and his team. Forms will be available at the...
  2. Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship

    It’s a new day in beekeeping. If you want or need to treat your bees with antibiotic, then you will need a prescription from a veterinarian and that vet must have personal knowledge about your bees.  We will be getting the nitty gritty on this new law at our June...
  3. Master Beekeeper Programs: excerpts from Bee Culture

    January 2017 Bee Culture magazine page 11, Letter from Larry Haigh, Mount Pleasant, SC “My background is heavily in the technical arena and adult education so I understand how effective skills and knowledge training can play an important role in human performance. Unfortunately, many Master Beekeeper Programs across the country...
  4. Russian Honey Bee Association (RHBA)

    New president, Dan Conlon of South Deerfield, MA, is setting up an outreach effort to bring the Russian story to the field.  Don Studinski is thinking of bringing this program to NCBA. Dan says RHBA members are “using little or no treatments on their production colonies (Colonies used for...
  5. Varroa thoughts from Kim Flottum

    Kim recently attended a conference about Varroa. We all need to come up to speed on this stuff. He notes some of the viruses honey bees are being challenged by: Deformed wing virus A & B, Israeli accute, sacbrood, Varroa Destructor A & B, acute bee paralysis, Kashmir bee virus,...

Upcoming NCBA Events

9:00 am Manufactured Food Program – FSMA...
Manufactured Food Program – FSMA...
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – cGMP Training 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – FSMA Resources and Hazards and Allergens 15400 E. 14th Pl Aurora, CO Mountain Vista Room   Please keep in mind that space is limited and these trainings are free. To RSVP, select the course date and you will be redirected to the registration page or contact Jon Strauss or Meagan Lewis.   Course Description: Hazards and Allergens Training Class – this course will go over the different biological, chemical and physical hazards that could contaminate your food, as well as the 8 major allergens and how to control them in your food manufacturing operation. Current Good Manufacturing Practices Overview – this course will go over the cGMP’s as it relates to Colorado Wholesale Food Regulations and the State Manufactured Foods Program. The course material is intended for wholesalers and regulators alike. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Readiness – this segment is intended to provide a brief overview of FSMA and provide some helpful resources. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
12:00 pm Von Trotha Farm – Greeley @ Von Trotha Farm
Von Trotha Farm – Greeley @ Von Trotha Farm
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This event is on an old farm in Greeley. We are in need of volunteers from 12-4 to manage our display booth and engage with visitors about beekeeping.   sign up to be a volunteer for NCBA at this event: Sign UP
6:30 pm Club Meeting – Ben Golas @ Kerst Barn
Club Meeting – Ben Golas @ Kerst Barn
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ 5PM before the meeting: Kelvin Kerst “Mite treatment” $20 per student Speaker: Ben Golas; Topic: Beekeeping Veterinarian Relationship Law. NCBA speaker: Terry Willert Location: Invite vets: Jon,; Justin, (Zoetis, Vet Feed Directive?)   The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Kerst Barn, 17765 Hwy 392 (between CR 35 & CR 37) Greeley CO 80631. East of Windsor, 14 miles off I-25 Look for the Beekeeper’s Meeting sign and light at the drive on the north side of the street. This event is open to all NCBA members and the public is welcome. Free for NCBA members, $5.00 for non-members. Social time and refreshments included. For more information visit the NCBA (Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association)

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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 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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