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by kristinahoney
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Colorado State Beekeepers Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Colorado State Beekeepers Meeting

Casting about for something to do this weekend? The Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting is this Saturday in Castle Rock at the Douglass County Fairgrounds just off I-25. There will be some great talks aimed at beginning/intermediate beekeepers, a Big Money Honey Contest, and a chanc...
by kristinahoney
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Varroa Mite Talk
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Free Varroa Mite Talk

Hello fellow bee keepers! We have a special FREE event coming up, sponsored by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association, Brighton Bee Club, Mile Hive Bee Club and Westminster Bee Club. What: Matthew Mulica from the Keystone Policy Center, Honey Bee Health Coalition, and the 2018 Mite-A-Thon will be...
by kristinahoney
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spring 2018 Hive Tours
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Spring 2018 Hive Tours

The tour tomorrow will start at 9 am at Leslie Ratica's hives at 4740 Shoup Place, Boulder. Looks like the weather should be perfect. Here are the stops: Leslie Ratica - 4740 Shoup Place, Boulder, 80303 Engrid Winslow - 5539 Niwot Rd, Longmont Joanne Keys - 2861 N. Lakeridge Trail, Boulder, 80302 Pl...
by kristinahoney
Mon May 07, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

Re: Purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea)

Hi, Dalea is a great bee plant for the reasons you've outlined. We have some nice plants for sale at Harlequin's Gardens. If you're thinking of pollinator habitat, check out pollinator.org and xerces.org for seed mixes for this area. Does this answer your question? Cheers, Kristina Williams Presiden...
by kristinahoney
Sat May 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spring 2018 Hive Tours
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Spring 2018 Hive Tours

Hello BCBA Members! We're putting together two spring hive tours. One is for this weekend, Sunday 6 May and will focus on newly installed packages. The second will be Saturday 19 May and will focus on overwintered hives. This is an exclusive BCBA members only event. We're looking for several apiarie...
by kristinahoney
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Early Pollen Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Early Pollen Sources

Harlequin's will be open again Thu-Sun starting 1 March if you need anything else. I'm working there in the Bee Barn again so maybe I'll see you!
Cheers,
Kristina
by kristinahoney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Early Pollen Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Early Pollen Sources

Come to the meeting next week!
by kristinahoney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Early Pollen Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Early Pollen Sources

Bees can brood up on the maples, but they can run through the last of their winter in a big hurry because of it. There's often a lag before the next food appears at the same time as good weather. So Late Feb, early March is the time to watch carefully for starvation. Dandelions are sign that the wor...
by kristinahoney
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Early Pollen Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Early Pollen Sources

Hi David, You're right that maples are the first to bloom in mid Feb. They can be a great source of pollen and nectar IF the weather permits foraging. The bees usually get at least something on those 70 degree days in between the 15 degree days. That goes for Feb, March, and even April. Mahonia bloo...
by kristinahoney
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BCBA Board job descriptions
Replies: 0
Views: 1517

BCBA Board job descriptions

BOULDER COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION BOARD Draft Roles and Responsibilities BCBA Board has four officers and 2 or more members. The Board ordinarily meets every other month, in addition to regularly attending bi-monthly member meetings. The Board Governs the Association Represents the interests of...