2018 Fall Meeting

The CPBA 2018 Fall Meeting was a great success. Click here for some pictures.

Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association

“Celebrating Colorado’s Rich & Successful Beekeeping Heritage”

2018 Fall Meeting – October 20th

The Meeting Place

1450 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont, CO 80503

Directions & Hotel Reservations:

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

Amanda.murray@interstatehotels.com – (303) 845-1353

Flannery.hellam@interstatehotels.com – (303) 845-1352

Hotel accommodations will be at Courtyard by Marriot

Featured Speakers: Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk of The University of Montana & Bee Alert Technologies and Mr. Jon Entine of The Genetic Literacy Project

Friday Evening, October 19

7:00 – 9:00pm: Pre-meeting social time.

This year there will be no formal program on Friday night.  However, for those arriving at the hotel early and for interested CPBA members primarily, some of us may meet in the hotel lobby and go to dinner together at a nearby restaurant.  Some have suggested going to the Old Chicago restaurant which is a couple of miles away (close to the old venue we had @ the Plaza Hotel) But the decision on venue will be up to the folks actually meeting beforehand in the Courtyard Hotel lobby @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 [The Meeting Place]

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Check-in & Registration

$75 Includes meeting, refreshments and buffet lunch.  Coffee and hot teas available in the morning.


9:00 – 9:30am: Dr. Joe Carson – “Alternative Methods for Nosema Control”

9:30 – 10:30am: Jon Entine – “Why Honey Bee Populations Aren’t Crashing” and “Why Pesticides are Not a Major Problem with Honey Bee Health”

10:30 – 10:45am: Break

10:45 – 11:00am: Laura Pottorff (Colorado Department of Agriculture) “Education for Colorado Recreational Beekeepers” and “Update on Honey Bee Health Sampling”

11:00 – 12:00 noon: Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk, “Results of Field Testing for Neonicotinoid Residues” plus a brief description of University of Montana’s Beekeeping Certification Program

Noon – 1:00 p.m: Buffet Lunch

  • Assorted Green Salads w/ dressings
  • Smoked Beef Brisket
  • Wild Rice pilaf
  • Seasonal Root Vegetables
  • Individual dessert pastries


1:00 – 1:15pm: Linda Meyer (CSU Library Archivist) – “Importance of Preserving Colorado Beekeeping History”

1:15 – 1:45pm: Traci Tattersall – “Protecting Crops Through the Federal Crop Insurance Program”

1:45 – 2:30pm: Jon Entine – “Why the Media Get it Wrong in Assuming that Pesticides are Causing a Bee Health Crisis”

2:30 – 2:45pm: Break

2:45 – 3:30pm:  Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk – “Latest Developments in Electronic Hive-monitoring Technology and How it Can Help Beekeepers to Manage Their Hives More Effectively”

3:30 – 4:00pm: Lyle Johnston (CPBA President) – “Wanted: 5 Hundred Thousand More Beehives for Almonds”  & “State of Beekeeping in Colorado and Beyond”

[There will be a CPBA business meeting for (CPBA directors and members only) immediately after presentations to discuss organizational business]

Attendees are invited to stay after the meeting to have dinner and visit with the day’s speakers and other CPBA members at a nearby restaurant (buy meal on your own).  Usually around 6:00 p.m.  Check with CPBA members after meeting to see what’s been decided.

For further info please contact:

CPBA Secretary Jacy Johnston-Eylar (970) 405-0709


Or CBPA Communications Director Al Summers (303) 702-0085