Colorado Beekeeping Associations
Colorado Beekeeping Clubs & Beekeeping Groups
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New beekeepers are often advised to join a local beekeeping groups. I think this is the single most useful thing they can do. It provides an invaluable source of information, instruction, advice and assistance. It is often said that if you ask three beekeepers a question, you'll get at least four opinions, a beekeeping club is a great place to find, and compare those opinions. Most beekeepers are very enthusiastic about what they do and are more than happy to help people just starting out by passing on their years of hard-won experience. Even after more than 20 years of beekeeping I almost always learn something new and useful at a bee meeting.
Usually beekeeping clubs have equipment such as an extractor which can be borrowed or rented when necessary. Even if the club itself doesn't own any equipment, there is often a member who is prepared to lend you something. Often there will be talks and demonstrations which will help clarify some of the confusing things one reads about.
I remember reading, when I first started, about how to catch a swarm using a cardboard box. I was very puzzled, the instructions said to shake the bees off a branch into a box, then turn it over and place the box on the ground. I assumed, wrongly, that the bees would all fall out, but they really don't. I have explained how to do this and then demonstrated this to people, you can see the look of understanding on their faces when they see that the bees cling onto the underside of the box, and crawl upwards on any vertical surface.
You will encounter 'crusty' know-it all beekeepers, I'm planning to be one myself, don't be put off there are all sorts of people in a bee club and you're bound to find someone who you can get along with.
If there are no Colorado beekeeping associations in your area I strongly advise you to consider starting one. It's surprising how many people are interested once the word gets around.
High Land Bee Club Patrick Kelley Phone: 720-244-2713 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Morrison CO 80465 Meeting the 3rd Thursday of each month in Roxborough Park Community Center, Littleton, CO
NORTHERN COLORADO BKPRS ASSOC Benjamin Gilmore Fort Collins 80524 Phone: 970-420-0609 E-mail: email@example.com URL: www.fortnet.org/NCBA Berthoud CO 80513 Meeting Details: Meet monthly. See website for details. COLORADO STATE BKPRS ASSOC Beth Conrey 1617 White Water Court Berthoud, CO 80513 Phone 970-532-0329 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.ColoradoBeekeepers.org PIKES PEAK BKPRS ASSOC Mike & Sandy Halby 6066 Delray Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Phone 719-528-5483 Email email@example.com www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org DENVER BKPRS ASSOC Margael Meister 3102 W. 36th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 Phone 303-455-5741 Email firstname.lastname@example.org HIGH LAND BKPG CLUB Jo Haugland 6547 Willow Broom Trail Littleton, CO 80125 Phone 303-972-4952 Fax 303-972-4952 Email email@example.com http://home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club/site/ METRO & SOUTH DENVER BKPRS ASSOC Jo Haugland 6547 Willow Broom Trail Littleton, CO 80125 Phone 303-972-4952 Fax 303-972-4952 Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club/site/ BOULDER CO BKPRS ASSOC Tom Nangle 227 Lincoln St Longmont, CO 80501 Phone 303-710-7113 Email email@example.com http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org MOUNTAIN HIGH BKPRS COOP Al Summers 8289 N. 9th St. Longmont, CO 80504 Phone 303-702-0085 Email summers@IchibanEnterprises.org www.mountain highbeekeepers.org
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