Welcome to Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association (CPBA) promotes a positive image for beekeepers in Colorado and encourages a cooperative attitude about beekeeping.  Our members network with one another to support mutual goals and cultivate working relationships with farmers, regulators and all members of the agricultural community in Colorado.  CPBA membership is for those beekeepers and beekeeping supporters who are serious and conscientious about not only beekeeping, but in preserving and building upon the successes that our beekeeping predecessors left to us.  We invite you to check out our Benefits page for more information about membership.

CPBA 2016 Fall Meeting

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association annual Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 28th & 29th at the Best Western Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Longmont, CO.  Our featured speaker is Randy Oliver of ScientificBeekeeping.com, owner of Golden West Apiaries in Grass Valley, California, teacher & 40 plus year beekeeper and frequent contributor to American Bee Journal and other scientific bee publications .

See our CPBA 2016 Fall Meeting page for more information and to register.

California State Beekeepers Association Proposals

The California State Beekeepers’ Association (CSBA) is seeking proposals for research conducted on honey bees. Available funding is moderate (~$100,000 total for all funded proposals) and preferable pr ojects are designed to cover a single year of highly focused research devoted to finding practical solutions to beekeeping problems. Proposals must be e-mailed no later than Friday, October 7th, 2016.

California State Beekeepers Association Request For Proposals

CPBA 2016 Summer Meeting

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association Summer Meeting was a great success this year.  It was held on Saturday, July 16th at the Goodhue Farmhouse on the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm. The theme for this year’s Summer Meeting was Honoring Our Heritage & Furthering Sustainable Beekeeping in Colorado. For more information visit the CPBA Summer Meeting page.



Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association caps are now available! Supply is currently limited, but if enough interest is shown, we will be having more made-up for us. These are truly quality caps made of heavy brushed cotton with adjustable metal buckles in back. These caps should last for years of use.  For more information visit the CPBA Caps page.

2015 Fall Meeting

The CPBA 2015 Fall Meeting was a great success!  A big thank you to all the speakers and everyone who helped it make it so successful. A special thanks to Dr. Gordy Wardell and Jackie Park Burris not only for their great presentations but also for  providing the big ticket items for the auction!

Click the link below to read how the meeting went… with pictures too!

CPBA Fall Meeting Thank You

Click here for the CPBA 2015 Fall Meeting schedule.


2015 Harvest

Professional beekeepers in Colorado harvested over one-million pounds of honey in 2014 from approximately 27,000 honey producing colonies.  The wholesale value of that honey production was over two-million dollars (www.nass.usda.gov).  Members of the CPBA collectively represent 80% or more of the managed bee hives as well as the majority of honey producing colonies in Colorado.  At the time of this writing, 2015 is looking like a better honey production year than was 2014 from early reports coming in.