Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association
“Celebrating Colorado’s Rich & Successful Beekeeping Heritage”

2018 Fall Meeting – October 20 th
The Meeting Place
1450 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont, CO 80503
For Directions & Hotel Reservations:
Call (303)-682-1166 (ask for CPBA rate)

(303) 845-1353


Hotel accommodations will be at Courtyard by Marriott

Featured Speakers: Will be Dr. .Jerry Bromenshenk of The University of Montana & Bee Alert
Technologies and Mr. Jon Entine of The Genetic Literacy Project
Meeting Schedule

Friday Evening October 19 th
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Pre-meeting social time. This year there will be no formal program on Friday night.
However for those arriving early and for CPBA members primarily, some of us may meet together in the hotel
lobby and go to dinner together at a nearby restaurant. Check with the hotel or another CPBA member before
the meeting for further details.
Saturday October 20 th [In The Meeting Place – adjacent to the Courtyard]
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Check-in & Registration – $75.00 Includes meeting, refreshments and buffet lunch. Coffee
and hot teas available in the morning.

Please register & prepay with credit card or PayPal before October 20 st

[pre-registration necessary to receive lunch buffet]
9:00 –9:30 Dr. Joe Carson, will talk on “Alternative Methods for Nosema Control”

9:30 – 10:30 Jon Entine, “Why Honey Bee Populations Aren’t Crashing” and “Why Pesticides are Not a
Major Problem with Honey Bee Health”
10:30 –10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 – 11:00 Laura Pottorff-CDA, “Education for Colorado Recreational Beekeepers “and “Update on
Honey Bee Health Sampling”
11:00 – 12:00 Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, Brief description of “University of Montana’s Beekeeping
Certification Program” and “Results of Field Testing for Neonicotinoid Residues”
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Buffet Lunch in the Conference Center.  See below for menu. Coffee, hot and iced
tea and juices will also be available for lunch.
● Assorted Green Salads w/ Dressings
● Smoked Beef Brisket
● Wild Rice Pilaf
● Seasonal Root Vegetables
● Individual Dessert Pastries
1:00 – 1:15 Linda Meyer – CSU Library Archivist, “Importance of Preserving Colorado Beekeeping History”
1:15 – 1:45 Traci Tattersall – “Protecting Crops Through the Federal Crop Insurance Program”
1:45 – 2:30 Jon Entine, “Why the Media Get it Wrong in Assuming that Pesticides are Causing a Bee Health
2:30 – 3:15 Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, “Latest Developments in Electronic Hive-monitoring Technology and
How it Can Help Beekeepers to Manage Their Hives More Effectively”
3:15 – 4:00 Danny Culhane, Power Point presentation on “The Fire That Almost Got Honeyville”
4:00 – 4:30 Lyle Johnston, CPBA President’s Comments – brief talk “Wanted: 500 Thousand More Bee Hives
for Almonds.” Also brief update on the “State of Beekeeping in Colorado and Beyond.”
During the afternoon presentations, representatives from CSU and the CDA will be in the back of room to
gather information regarding the fate of the Colorado Bee Act which is up for revision and possible repeal next
January. Current thinking is that for the CBA to remain “on the books” beekeepers will have to resume funding
it through some sort of financial (fees) support. Registering your views will help to clarify if the CBA is still a
necessary regulation in Colorado.

4:30 – Regular Meeting adjourn
[There will be a CPBA business meeting for (CPBA directors and members only) immediately after
presentations to discuss organizational business]
For further meeting info please contact:
CPBA Secretary Jacy Johnston-Eylar (970) 405-0709

Or CPBA Communications Director Al Summers (303) 702-0085


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