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by kristinahoney
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Early Pollen Sources
Replies: 7
Views: 7589

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: 7589

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: 7589

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: 7589

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: 3235

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...
by kristinahoney
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: National Western Stock Show 2018 - Info for Volunteers
Replies: 0
Views: 2771

National Western Stock Show 2018 - Info for Volunteers

National Western Stock Show 2018 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
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: National Western Stock Show 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 2654

National Western Stock Show 2018

Howdy Beekeepers! The 2018 National Western Stock Show will take place from January 6 - 21. The Boulder County Beekeepers Association has provided an educational booth since 1977. It features a live observation hive, hive products, beautiful informative posters, literature and of course knowledgeabl...
by kristinahoney
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms
Replies: 0
Views: 2845

Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms

Starting Off Right with Packages, Nucs, Swarms 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 in our crazy weather and pros and cons of each. If you've been putting off your bee educati...
by kristinahoney
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Native Bees
Replies: 0
Views: 2614

Native Bees

Native Bees - We have over 500 species in Boulder County! Maybe a box of 40,000 stinging insects (honey bees) isn't for you. What pollinated plants before honey bees arrived in the Americas? Almost all of our native bees are solitary and 3/4 live in the ground. Learn about the native bee species we...
by kristinahoney
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Spring Management Classes
Replies: 0
Views: 2600

Spring Management Classes

Early Spring Management - Feeding and Swarm Control 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. Keep y...