Educating Our Communities, In Service To Beekeeping







  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 2017 bee order status

    The EC has voted to provide 350 packages and 55 nucs in 2017.  That is a substantial expansion over 2016 which was 270 packages and 30 nucs.  These will be sold on a first come / first served basis to members and non-members. Our treasury will make $5 per on...
  5. Treasury Summary

    This is the time of year we are using our savings account as working capital to manage the cash flow for purchasing honeybee packages and nucs.  We have already sent one check to the vendor for $17,200. We are about to do a second check to the vendor for that...

Upcoming NCBA Events

Aug
17
Thu
6:30 pm Club Meeting – Ed Colby- Preside... @ Kerst Barn
Club Meeting – Ed Colby- Preside... @ Kerst Barn
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5pm Before the meeting class – Paul Leeper “How to cut caps and spin.” $5.00 FEATURED SPEAKER: Don Studinski Topic: Beekeeping Costs and Income; How to be financially viable. NCBA speaker: _Zachary Timpe 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)
Sep
21
Thu
6:30 pm Club Meeting – Michelle Colopy @ Kerst Barn
Club Meeting – Michelle Colopy @ Kerst Barn
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
@ 5PM before the meeting: Cathy Weber: What to do with Wax? Featured Speaker: Michele Colopy from National Honey Board; Topic: State Pollinator Protection Plans. NCBA speaker: Mark Weiler 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)
Oct
19
Thu
6:30 pm Club Meeting – Election of new C... @ Kerst Barn
Club Meeting – Election of new C... @ Kerst Barn
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5pm Before the meeting class –  Bob Boggio: “Storage After Harvest: Honey, Wet Supers & Brood Comb” $20.00  FEATURED SPEAKER: Beth Conrey – Topic: Highlights of Hawaii NCBA speaker: _Marty Trujillo? 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)

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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