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“Diagnosing Dead Outs” Talk and 2023 BCBA Board of Directors Nominations

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Featured Presentation: Every beekeeper knows the heart-break of finding their colony either full of dead bees, or containing no bees at all. What compounds the heart-break is that so often we don’t even know why. Was it something we did wrong? Or was there just something we could have done better? Maybe it wasn’t even my fault at all? In this talk, we’ll go over exactly how to take a hive apart to preserve the evidence inside, and we’ll learn how to read the clues contained within the hive, even if there are no bees left. Every beekeeper loses colonies, but the best ones learn from their mistakes, move on, and become better beekeepers.

About Tina Sebestyen: Tina keeps bees in Langstroth, top bar, and long Langstroth hives and runs 20-30 colonies. She learned beekeeping from wonderful mentors, “old guys”, as well as through mentoring others as the founder of the Four Corners Beekeepers Association. She is past vice president of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and is the producer and current coordinator of the Colorado Master Beekeeper Program. She is a frequent contributor for the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazines from her farm in SW Colorado. In addition to speaking and writing about bees, Tina produces queens, nucs, or honey (depending on the year), and does structural bee removals.

Boulder Rural Fire Protection District
6230 Lookout Rd, Boulder CO 80301

Can’t make it in person? BCBA members receive the Zoom link. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link if you did not receive it.

2023 BCBA Nominations for Board of Directors

All positions are open for nominations. There are four officer positions (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) and three Board Member at Large positions. Any BCBA member can nominate themselves or someone else to serve on the BCBA Board of Directors. Elections will take place by February 1st, 2023. If you have questions about the BCBA nomination and election process, please contact Liz Janson.

Sign up here to become a BCBA Member for only $22. Already a member of another bee club? Then BCBA membership is only $15!


January 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Boulder Rural Fire Protection District
6230 Lookout Road
Boulder, CO 80301 United States