2019 Fall Meeting

The 2019 CPBA Fall Meeting was an amazing meeting. Both informative and inspirational for commercial beekeepers and hobbyists alike. Click here for pictures of the event.

Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association

“Celebrating Colorado’s Rich & Successful Beekeeping Heritage”

Fall Meeting – October 19, 2019

The Meeting Place

1450 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont, CO 80503

Directions & Hotel Reservations at Courtyard by Marriott:

Call (303) 682-1166 (ask for CPBA rate)


This year the CPBA is happy to welcome Dr. Tim Lawrence and Dr. Brandon Hopkins from Washington State University to speak at our fall meeting.


8:15 – 9:00 Registration at the Meeting Place

9:00 – 9:50 Dr Tim Lawrence – (Washington State University) The Decline of Honey Bees and Exposure to Neonicotinoids

9:50 -10:30 Dr Brandon Hopkins – (Washington State University) Indoor Wintering of Bees and Emerging Research for Beekeeping Indoors

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 -11:25 Dr Bill Collins – (Fort Lewis College of Durango) Propolis and its Chemical Properties. How to Encourage Hives to Collect Propolis

11:25 – 11:50 Laura Pottorf (Colorado Department of Agriculture) Update on Colorado Honey Bee Health Sampling Program

11:50 – 12:45 Lunch
Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta and Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad and Bread Sticks

12:45 – 1:25 Anna Webb (Washington State University) Indoor Storage after Almonds – Commercial-Scale Artificial Brood Break as a Potential New Management Tool to Control Mites

1:25 – 2:15 Dr Tim Lawrence – Working with Growers and on Improving Pollinator Habitat

2:15 – 3:00 Dr Bill Collins – Research on New American Foulbrood and Varroa Treatments from Propolis as well as Feral Bee Propolis Studies

3:00 – 3:20 Lyle Johnston (President CPBA) Update on 2020 Almond Pollination along with any questions on beekeeping