Colorado beehives in holding yard

Mission & Purpose

CPBA Mission Statement

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a reasonable and much-needed voice for commercial beekeepers in Colorado. The CPBA works to foster and develop constructive relationships with farmers, growers, regulators, and interested stakeholders to support a robust beekeeping industry in Colorado.

CPBA Purpose

The Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association strives to provide practical, reasonable, and scientifically supported information that leads to successful and sustainable beekeeping practices. We support initiatives that help to address issues of colony health and sustainability. We look forward to collaboration with organizations working on, but not limited to, the following initiatives:

  • Development of Varroa mite resistance strategies, particularly those involving genetic resistance.
  • Testing and breeding work that helps to establish commercially viable genetic strains of honeybees resulting in improved colony health and overall disease resistance.
  • In-field studies of real-world beekeeping environments to derive statistically significant data that allow us to make meaningful decisions about colony health and productivity.
  • Development of smart hive technologies to better implement colony monitoring and management.