September 20, 2018

The CPBA would like to honor Jack Thomas who recently passed.  His contributions to the bee industry were legendary and his company was the most innovative supplier to ever exist to this date.

-Lyle Johnston

August 8, 2018

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