NCBA membership (25.00 per year) has many regular benefits, including participation in the annual 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 several honey extractors. Membership cost is paid in full for any part of the membership year. Membership application.
We meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month. excluding December. We currently meet at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds in the McKee building. Meetings begin at 6:30pm and often run until about 9pm. Date, Time, Location can change, be sure to check the calendar for changes.
The NCBA sends out a monthly newsletter to everyone on our email list. It keeps everyone up to date on are organization, – scheduled guest speakers, volunteer events, volunteer recognition, upcoming events, classes and anything else we might find important to share.
Every year, we conduct are beginning beekeeper class in January-February. This is a great opportunity to discover if you want to become a beekeeper. Those who enroll in the class become a member for 1 year included in their fee. We also will do ‘hands-on’ training classes throughout the year.
Package Bee Order
We are offering three pound packages of bees with a queen in Hygienic Italian, and Hygienic Carniolan, as well as Carniolan queens. NCBA / CSBA members receive order preference. The balance of our allotment will go to orders, first come – first served – . Bee Package order information page.
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. for more information.
Use of Honey Extractors
The NCBA has several honey extractors available for use up to three days at a time on a first-come, first-served basis. To be in contact and make your reservation for use of an extractor please visit our extractor loan page. 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.
Use of Oxalic Acid Vaporizers
The NCBA has several oxalic acid vaporizers for members to use. We highly recommend treating your hives for mites. If you haven’t attended one of our discussions on mites and how to treat for them. please check out calendar for the next discussion and demonstration. We have three units for club members to use. They are great for those who want to try before you buy your own. Please our equipment loan page