2018 Summer Meeting

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association (CPBA) is proud to present Jerry Hayes as our featured speaker for the CPBA summer meeting this year.  Jerry is a highly respected and well known honey bee expert.  He is the author of the American Bee Journal’s monthly column, The Classroom, and has been the Apiary Inspection Assistant Chief for the state of Florida’s Department of Agriculture.  Currently Jerry is the Beeologics Commercial Lead, assuming responsibilities for leading the group’s commercial work.  Jerry will give presentations on the topics Nosema and Varroa Control.


In addition to Jerry’s presentations, Traci Tattersall from Ag Risk Advisors will give a presentation titled What You Need to Know to Protect Hives Against Lack of Rain.

The CPBA summer meeting will take place at the Steam Plant Event Center in downtown Historic Salida on June 16th, 2018.


Please preregister by June 11th, 2018 so we can have a lunch head count.  Lunch will be catered by Rusting Ram.

What: CPBA 2018 Summer Meeting

When: June 16th starting at 8:30am

Where: Steamplant Convention Center in Salida, Colorado


8:30 – 9:00 am     Registration begins $35.00 and lunch included. Please register and prepay by June 11th using the PayPal button above.  Note:  Please arrive early as there are many activities in Salida on June 16th so parking will be tight.

9:00 – 9:45 am     Nosema DiscussionJerry Hayes

9:45 –  10:15 am   Nutritional analysis of honey bee colonies: A collaborative effort with CPBA and CSU – Arathi Seshadri, Assistant Professor Dept of Soil and Crop Sciences CSU

10:15 – 10:30 am Break

10:30 – 11:10 am What you need to know to protect hives against lack of RainTraci Tattersall from Ag Risk Advisors

11:10 – 12:00 pm  ENTER THE CLASSROOM – Time for audience to ask Jerry Hayes all the questions that you were always afraid to ask. Bring the toughest ones with you!

12:00 – 1:00 pm   Lunch break

1:00 – 1:50 pm     PACE, promoting pollinator health and education while bridging the gap between Professional and backyard beekeeper. Partnership between Butterfly Pavilion and Rices Honey

1:50 – 2:40 pm     Importance of Timing and Proper Mite ControlsJerry Hayes

2:40 pm               Off to the FIB-ARK Rafting Races