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.

2019 Fall Meeting

2019 CPBA Fall Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Courtyard Hotel by Marriott in Longmont, CO (the same venue as last year).  Click here for more details.

From the President

We have added a new page for the CPBA president to share news, offer advice and give any CPBA updates.  Click here for the latest “From the President”.

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!

Click here for more information.


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.

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.