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.

Click here to see some pictures from the meeting.

Salida, Colorado

Salida has become the hottest destination in Colorado for tourists, rafting and other outdoor activity so we have blocked off rooms at the Hampton Hotel for those wanting to book a room.  When booking your hotel room mention the group code BKPR to get a discounted rate.  The code will get you a room on Friday night for $139, and Saturday night for $129.  Normal price is $179.  The code is valid until June 24th but there is a limited number of rooms at this price so we recommend booking soon!

Our featured speaker is Dick Rogers, a well known and respected apiologist and educator from Bayer.  Dick will give us two presentations.  Arathi Seshadri (Colorado Statue University Soil & Crop Sciences) and Dereck Mannes (CPBA Vice President) will also give presentations.  Cost of the meeting is $40 and  includes a catered lunch.  Please pre-pay by July 1st (with credit card or PayPal) using the button below so we know how many lunches to order.

“Celebrating Colorado’s Rich & Successful Beekeeping Heritage”
2017 Summer Meeting – July 8th
220 West Sackett, Salida, CO 81201
Featured Speaker:
Dick Rogers, M.Sc.
Principal Scientist / Entomologist
Bee Health & Integrated Apiculture Research
Bayer Bee Care Center
Triangle Park, NC
8:30 – 9:00 am: Reception and Registration $40.00 lunch included. Please register and pre pay by July 1st.
9:00 – 9:45 am: Veterinary Feed Directive. Controlling American Foul Brood in the Future.  Dr. Arathi Seshadri, Colorado State University
9:45 -10:30 am: Colorado Mountain Honey. Western Colorado Beekeeping advice by CPBA Vice President Derrick Maness
10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
10:45 – 11:50 am: The Path To Success in The Bee Industry: Achieving a new normal for sustainable beekeeping. Dick Rodgers, M.Sc.Bayer Bee Care Center
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Update on Colorado Beekeeping. CPBA President Lyle Johnston
1:30 – 2:30 pm Varroacides Development Update: Dick Rodgers, M. Sc. Bayer Bee Care Center
2:30 pm off to Beer Festival one block away in Park
Dick Rogers
Dick Rogers
Arathi Seshadri – Colorado State University Department of Soil & Crop Sciences
Derrick Mannes holding frame of bees and teaching students
Derrick Mannes teaching students