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.
From the President
Beekeeping has never been better in my long career! The bee population will continue to grow each year as long as the almond acreage keeps increasing. If almonds ever go into the tank then beekeeping will most certainly go with it. Honey production can’t sustain beekeeping anymore financially so it just shows how the almond pollination is connected to beekeeping survival. The population explosion of bees nationwide and in Colorado is directly connected to this almond acreage increase.
This population explosion of bees is quite different than what is being portrayed in the news and even by some bee club’s leaders. They are pushing that bee problems are all pesticides when its not! I have traveled to many Colorado bee club’s meetings this year and I have been very happy to see beekeepers are not biting into this fake news. I am finding that even though they have been given bad information on beekeeping, they are actually more in line with the thoughts of the CPBA and this real news article.
-Lyle Johnston, August 8, 2018
CPBA 2018 Fall Meeting
The CPBA Fall Meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2018 and will be held in Longmont, Colorado. Jon Entine and Jerry Bromenshenk will be our featured speakers at our meeting this year. It is sure to be a good one!
CPBA 2018 Summer Meeting
All went very well at meeting! Lot of people commented on how informative it was and topics were very good! Of course Jerry Hayes did a great job with some Beekeepers saying they learned way more than they expected.
CPBA 2017 Fall Meeting
The CPBA Fall Meeting will be held October 20th & 21st at the Best Western Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Longmont, CO. Dennis vanEnglesdorp will be the featured speaker so register early while spots are still available. Friday evening will be a round table discussion from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Then Saturday will start at 8:30am and be a full day of speakers and fun. Check out the CPBA 2017 Fall Meeting page for more details.
CPBA 2017 Summer Meeting
The Colorado Professional Beekeepers Association 2017 summer meeting was held on July 8, 2017 at The Steam Plant in the historical district of Salida, CO.
See the 2017 Summer Meeting page for more information.
CPBA 2016 Fall Meeting
The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association annual Fall Meeting held October 28th & 29th in Longmont, CO was a great success! Click here for some pictures. Our featured speaker was 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.
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.
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!
Click here for the CPBA 2015 Fall Meeting schedule.