May
24
Thu
Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training 2018-2019 Session 1 @ Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
May 24 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime

Join the most comprehensive biodynamic beekeeper training in the States!

  • Practical training in biodynamic beekeeping methods
  • Lectures to deepen our spiritual understanding of the honeybee
  • Active participation in group work, project work, and beekeeping
  • Come away with a certification in sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping

Please follow the link below for more information, or call us at 540.745.2153

 

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!

To see the full detailed course description and REGISTRATION INFORMATION click here.

In order to register, you must print and fill out this form and send it to us with your payment!

Jun
8
Fri
CSBA Summer bee college, June 8-9-10, 2018,  in Rifle, Silt, New Castle.
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

CSBA Summer bee college, June 8-9-10, 2018,  in Rifle, Silt, New Castle.

Featuring:

     A stellar lineup of speakers

     First ever, CSBA Beekeepers roundtable. You have questions, right? Ask the experts.

     Bonus: Catching up with old friends and making new ones!

     Pre-registering online (below) will help us plan for enough food for everyone.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 8, Potluck at Colby Farm, 6765 County Rd. 214, New Castle, CO 81647.

5:00 p.m. Burgers and soft drinks will be served. BYOB. Meet speakers Bill Collins and Sam Ramsey. Bill’s a chemistry professor at Fort Lewis College, with intriguing insights on using plants for disease control. Sam’s the University of Maryland bee researcher who turned established science on its head when he discovered that Varroa mites feed not on bee hemolymph (bee blood), but on bee fat bodies. Free van and tent camping at Colby Farm, but RSVP for camping, please. 970-984-0419, Coloradobees1@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

8:00-8:45 Registration/Sign-in

8:45-9:00 President’s welcome – Ed Colby

9:00-9:40 Hillary Eales from Meadery of the Rockies speaks on making mead, nectar of the gods.

9:45-10:25 Sam Ramsey explains all about Varroa mites and bee fat bodies. 

10:25-10:45 Break

10:45-11:25 Bill Collins, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Fort Lewis College, will tell us about his research into plant-based chemistry for pathogen control.

11:30-12:15 General meeting

12:15-1:00 Catered lunch

1:00-1:40 Sam Ramsey, topic to be announced

1:45-2:30 Ask the experts! Beekeepers with a lifetime of experience gather round the table to answer your questions.

3:00-4:30 In-the-hive time at Paul Limbach’s farm, 5945 County Rd. 346, Silt, CO 81652.  Breakout sessions: Learn how to light a smoker, test for mites, look at brood patterns, identify diseases.

7:00 The wildly popular, always sold out, Beekeepers Banquet: Details to follow. We’re in negotiations as I write, but we’ll pull this off!

Sunday, June 10, Field trip to the Flat Tops

8:00 – 12:00 Look at high-altitude hives and some of the interesting flowers from which they make honey. Morning only, back by noon.

Please pre-register so that we can get a head count for catered lunch on Sat.

Pre-registration online, by June 1

          CSBA members, including lunch on Sat: $25

          CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $15

          Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $35

          Non-members, no lunch: $25

          Children under 18, including lunch on Sat. $10

          Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free

Registration at the door,  8:00-8:45 a.m.Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

          CSBA members, including Sat. lunch: $35

          CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $25

          Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $45

          Non-members, no Sat. lunch: $35

          Children under 18, including Sat. lunch: $15

          Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free

Jun
9
Sat
Larimer County Farmers Market @ 200 South Oak Street fort collins, co
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

Larimer County Farmers Market :  They provide a tent and table, we bring posters and literature.  Usually about 9-1

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

Jun
16
Sat
Colorado Professional Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting
Jun 16 all-day
 
   

SAVE THE DATE!

June 16th, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKERJerry Hayes – author of the American Bee Journal’s monthly column,The Classroom, and has been the Apiary Inspection Assistant Chief for the state of Florida’s Department of Agriculture.  Currently Jerry is the Beeologics Commercial Lead, assuming responsibilities for leading the group’s commercial work. 

Location

The SteamPlant Event Center
Salida, Co


 
We are finalizing all the details so stay tuned! We have rooms blocked off at the Hampton Inn in Salida so call and make your reservations asap! Call 719-539-0800 and mention the CPBA to get your discount. 

I will also work on getting more rooms blocked at another hotel/motel to give a second option.

We had a fun meeting last year at this location and Salida was an easy getaway! We hope you and your family can join us again this year!

Traveling Road Show Events
Jun 16 all-day

NCBA is starting a Saturday program to be more “local” to your needs.   These events will be on Saturdays and your area will have a team leader that will conduct the hands on training.   You can also visit the forums section setup for this event at ROAD SHOW  

Here’s what I have for leaders and areas:

Bryan – Windsor/Severance
David- Greeley
Josh- Frederick/Firestone
Krystal- Johnstown/Milliken
Kris-North Ft. Collins
Terry- South Ft. Collins
Nancy-South Ft. Collins/N. Loveland
Merry- Loveland
Tim-Berthoud
Mitch-Berthoud/Longmont

Jun
21
Thu
Club Meeting – JUNE @ The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our speaker this month will present via webinar conferencing. 

Gloria Degrandi-Hoffman from USDA-ARS Tucson will be the speaker through a webinar.   Varroa mite dispersion findings along with Honey Bee Nutrition needs.  Want to find out more about Gloria, visit the web: https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=2537

The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538

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)

Jun
23
Sat
Larimer County Farmers Market @ 200 South Oak Street fort collins, co
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

Larimer County Farmers Market :  They provide a tent and table, we bring posters and literature.  Usually about 9-1

 

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

 

Jul
14
Sat
Super Science Saturday – Windsor rec center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

July 14, Super Science Saturday, Windsor Rec Center  9:00-10:30  20 kids, supervised.  Small Stipend attached.

We will need one presenter and maybe an assistant to help.

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

Jul
19
Thu
Club Meeting – @ The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538

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)

Jul
21
Sat
Traveling Road Show Events
Jul 21 all-day

NCBA is starting a Saturday program to be more “local” to your needs.   These events will be on Saturdays and your area will have a team leader that will conduct the hands on training.   You can also visit the forums section setup for this event at ROAD SHOW  

Here’s what I have for leaders and areas:

Bryan – Windsor/Severance
David- Greeley
Josh- Frederick/Firestone
Krystal- Johnstown/Milliken
Kris-North Ft. Collins
Terry- South Ft. Collins
Nancy-South Ft. Collins/N. Loveland
Merry- Loveland
Tim-Berthoud
Mitch-Berthoud/Longmont

May
24
Thu
Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training 2018-2019 Session 1 @ Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
May 24 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime

Join the most comprehensive biodynamic beekeeper training in the States!

  • Practical training in biodynamic beekeeping methods
  • Lectures to deepen our spiritual understanding of the honeybee
  • Active participation in group work, project work, and beekeeping
  • Come away with a certification in sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping

Please follow the link below for more information, or call us at 540.745.2153

 

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!

To see the full detailed course description and REGISTRATION INFORMATION click here.

In order to register, you must print and fill out this form and send it to us with your payment!

Jun
8
Fri
CSBA Summer bee college, June 8-9-10, 2018,  in Rifle, Silt, New Castle.
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

CSBA Summer bee college, June 8-9-10, 2018,  in Rifle, Silt, New Castle.

Featuring:

     A stellar lineup of speakers

     First ever, CSBA Beekeepers roundtable. You have questions, right? Ask the experts.

     Bonus: Catching up with old friends and making new ones!

     Pre-registering online (below) will help us plan for enough food for everyone.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 8, Potluck at Colby Farm, 6765 County Rd. 214, New Castle, CO 81647.

5:00 p.m. Burgers and soft drinks will be served. BYOB. Meet speakers Bill Collins and Sam Ramsey. Bill’s a chemistry professor at Fort Lewis College, with intriguing insights on using plants for disease control. Sam’s the University of Maryland bee researcher who turned established science on its head when he discovered that Varroa mites feed not on bee hemolymph (bee blood), but on bee fat bodies. Free van and tent camping at Colby Farm, but RSVP for camping, please. 970-984-0419, Coloradobees1@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

8:00-8:45 Registration/Sign-in

8:45-9:00 President’s welcome – Ed Colby

9:00-9:40 Hillary Eales from Meadery of the Rockies speaks on making mead, nectar of the gods.

9:45-10:25 Sam Ramsey explains all about Varroa mites and bee fat bodies. 

10:25-10:45 Break

10:45-11:25 Bill Collins, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Fort Lewis College, will tell us about his research into plant-based chemistry for pathogen control.

11:30-12:15 General meeting

12:15-1:00 Catered lunch

1:00-1:40 Sam Ramsey, topic to be announced

1:45-2:30 Ask the experts! Beekeepers with a lifetime of experience gather round the table to answer your questions.

3:00-4:30 In-the-hive time at Paul Limbach’s farm, 5945 County Rd. 346, Silt, CO 81652.  Breakout sessions: Learn how to light a smoker, test for mites, look at brood patterns, identify diseases.

7:00 The wildly popular, always sold out, Beekeepers Banquet: Details to follow. We’re in negotiations as I write, but we’ll pull this off!

Sunday, June 10, Field trip to the Flat Tops

8:00 – 12:00 Look at high-altitude hives and some of the interesting flowers from which they make honey. Morning only, back by noon.

Please pre-register so that we can get a head count for catered lunch on Sat.

Pre-registration online, by June 1

          CSBA members, including lunch on Sat: $25

          CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $15

          Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $35

          Non-members, no lunch: $25

          Children under 18, including lunch on Sat. $10

          Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free

Registration at the door,  8:00-8:45 a.m.Saturday, June 9, South Hall, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

          CSBA members, including Sat. lunch: $35

          CSBA members, no Sat. lunch: $25

          Non-members, including Sat. lunch: $45

          Non-members, no Sat. lunch: $35

          Children under 18, including Sat. lunch: $15

          Children under 18, no Sat. lunch: free

Jun
9
Sat
Larimer County Farmers Market @ 200 South Oak Street fort collins, co
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

Larimer County Farmers Market :  They provide a tent and table, we bring posters and literature.  Usually about 9-1

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

Jun
16
Sat
Colorado Professional Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting
Jun 16 all-day
 
   

SAVE THE DATE!

June 16th, 2018

FEATURED SPEAKERJerry Hayes – author of the American Bee Journal’s monthly column,The Classroom, and has been the Apiary Inspection Assistant Chief for the state of Florida’s Department of Agriculture.  Currently Jerry is the Beeologics Commercial Lead, assuming responsibilities for leading the group’s commercial work. 

Location

The SteamPlant Event Center
Salida, Co


 
We are finalizing all the details so stay tuned! We have rooms blocked off at the Hampton Inn in Salida so call and make your reservations asap! Call 719-539-0800 and mention the CPBA to get your discount. 

I will also work on getting more rooms blocked at another hotel/motel to give a second option.

We had a fun meeting last year at this location and Salida was an easy getaway! We hope you and your family can join us again this year!

Traveling Road Show Events
Jun 16 all-day

NCBA is starting a Saturday program to be more “local” to your needs.   These events will be on Saturdays and your area will have a team leader that will conduct the hands on training.   You can also visit the forums section setup for this event at ROAD SHOW  

Here’s what I have for leaders and areas:

Bryan – Windsor/Severance
David- Greeley
Josh- Frederick/Firestone
Krystal- Johnstown/Milliken
Kris-North Ft. Collins
Terry- South Ft. Collins
Nancy-South Ft. Collins/N. Loveland
Merry- Loveland
Tim-Berthoud
Mitch-Berthoud/Longmont

Jun
21
Thu
Club Meeting – JUNE @ The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our speaker this month will present via webinar conferencing. 

Gloria Degrandi-Hoffman from USDA-ARS Tucson will be the speaker through a webinar.   Varroa mite dispersion findings along with Honey Bee Nutrition needs.  Want to find out more about Gloria, visit the web: https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person/?person-id=2537

The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538

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)

Jun
23
Sat
Larimer County Farmers Market @ 200 South Oak Street fort collins, co
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

Larimer County Farmers Market :  They provide a tent and table, we bring posters and literature.  Usually about 9-1

 

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

 

Jul
14
Sat
Super Science Saturday – Windsor rec center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

CLICK to volunteer for this booth:

July 14, Super Science Saturday, Windsor Rec Center  9:00-10:30  20 kids, supervised.  Small Stipend attached.

We will need one presenter and maybe an assistant to help.

For additional details, email Merry at mcheezeit@msn.com

Jul
19
Thu
Club Meeting – @ The Ranch - Larimer County Fairgrounds
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The Northern CO Beekeepers monthly meeting, meeting are third thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds – 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538

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)

Jul
21
Sat
Traveling Road Show Events
Jul 21 all-day

NCBA is starting a Saturday program to be more “local” to your needs.   These events will be on Saturdays and your area will have a team leader that will conduct the hands on training.   You can also visit the forums section setup for this event at ROAD SHOW  

Here’s what I have for leaders and areas:

Bryan – Windsor/Severance
David- Greeley
Josh- Frederick/Firestone
Krystal- Johnstown/Milliken
Kris-North Ft. Collins
Terry- South Ft. Collins
Nancy-South Ft. Collins/N. Loveland
Merry- Loveland
Tim-Berthoud
Mitch-Berthoud/Longmont

Contacts

970-658-4949
Northern Colorado
webmaster@nocobees.org

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