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by kristinahoney
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: May 1st Meeting 2019
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May 1st Meeting 2019

Greetings BCBA! After negotiating dates with the Grange, our May meeting will be held as usual on the first Wed, May 1, at the Left Hand Grange in Niwot. I'll be talking about getting your new bees started and treating packages with oxalic acid to get them of to a good start. Hope to see you there! ...
by kristinahoney
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: CSBA Summer Meeting 2019
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Views: 195

CSBA Summer Meeting 2019

The keynote speaker for our June 7-8-9 bee college in Rifle, Jonathan Lundgren, is a maverick former USDA scientist and whistleblower whose research-based opinions about sustainable farming, pesticides, and pollinators raised the ire of USDA bureaucrats. His first talk will focus on the relationship...
by kristinahoney
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mason Bee Classes
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Views: 299

Mason Bee Classes

Sat, March 2 at 1pm and again March 16 at 1pm Mason Beekeeping with Tom Theobald at Harlequin's Gardens , 4795 N 26th St, Boulder, CO The importance of our native ‘solitary’ bee species to the pollination of our crops, flowers, and native plants is receiving increased attention. For over 30 years, T...
by kristinahoney
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Early Spring Management Class - Feeding, Swarm Control, Splits
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Views: 352

Early Spring Management Class - Feeding, Swarm Control, Splits

Early Spring Management - Feeding, Swarm Control, Splits Did your bees make it through the winter? Hooray! Help them through the last crucial weeks. Pat yourself on the back and then get ready for swarm season! Your bees will be gearing up in March to swarm in April. You need to be ahead of them. K...
by kristinahoney
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms Class
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Views: 295

Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms Class

Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms Thurs 14 Mar 7-9 pm or Thurs 21 Mar 7-9 pm Bees are coming! Most will arrive in April, some in May. Getting your bees off to a good start is important. We'll cover how to install a package, swarm, or nuc and pros and cons of each. If you've been puttin...
by kristinahoney
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spring 2019 Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies Class
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Spring 2019 Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies Class

Spring 2019 Beginning Beekeeping is NOT for Dummies What makes this class better than others? There's a hands on apiary session with real live bees! I've been working with bees and students for over 35 years and have a solid background in both. I stay up to date. Choice of dates and formats. Four 2...
by kristinahoney
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: National Western Stock Show 2019 - Info for Volunteers
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Views: 435

National Western Stock Show 2019 - Info for Volunteers

National Western Stock Show 2019 Howdy Intrepid Stock Show Bee Booth Wranglers! Thank you so much from all the bees in Colorado and the Boulder County Beekeepers Association for your participation in our most far reaching public outreach event! The BCBA has been providing this booth as a public ser...
by kristinahoney
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: National Western Stock Show 2019
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Views: 353

National Western Stock Show 2019

Howdy Bee Wranglers!, The 2019 National Western Stock Show will take place from January 12-27. The Boulder County Beekeepers Association provides a beekeepers’ booth, which gives us an incredible opportunity to talk with thousands of people about the incredible honey bee. Public outreach helps us al...
by kristinahoney
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Deadout Diagnostic Key - Necropsy
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Views: 529

Deadout Diagnostic Key - Necropsy

Here's a good read on dead colonies by Megan Milbraith who spoke at the CSBA Winter Meeting in Greeley, Why did my honey bees die? https://beeinformed.org/2016/03/08/why-did-my-honey-bees-die/ Here's a key for diagnosing why your hive died (necropsy): http://nybeewellness.org/wp-content/uploads/2014...
by kristinahoney
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bees and Supplies 2019
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Views: 693

Bees and Supplies 2019

Local brokers of packages and nucs as well as equipment suppliers will be at BCBA's Feb/Mar meetings. If you go to the Colorado State Beekeepers website, coloradobeekeepers.org , there's a list of everyone (who sends me their info) selling packages and nucs and sometimes queens. What's up there now ...