The Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association (PPBA) is a not-for-profit organization providing information and support for commercial and hobby beekeepers in the   Pikes Peak region, including the cities of Colorado    Springs, Pueblo, Canon City and Monument.

The PPBA usually meets from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm on        the third Thursday of the months of January, April,     July and October at the Community Center at the Brookdale Skyline, 2365 Patriot Heights, off of Lower Gold Camp Road. The Community Center Meeting Room is located on the north side of the Administration building, Building #3.

The first half hour (6:30-7:00) of the PPBA General Membership meetings will be reserved for socializing and general questions with mentors and other PPBA members. The formal portion of the meeting  starts promptly at 7:00 pm and includes association business and the presentations for that meeting. There will be time for questions during the formal portion of the meeting but those questions should be limited to the topics being discussed.


 Meetings are open to the public.

Annual membership dues are $15 per family.  For more information about PPBA, contact mandshalby [at] comcast.net or call 719-528-5483.

 

 

 

2017 Bee School details are now available!  See below …

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Join us for an informative two-day class covering all aspects of beekeeping in the Pikes Peak Region. 

REGISTER ONLINE AT:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-bee-school-tickets-30937357469

The objective of Bee School is to introduce you to the work of the honeybee and its relationship to the beekeeper. Our instructors are seasoned beekeepers with over 75 years of collective knowledge. Whether you decide to become a beekeeper or an advocate for the honeybee, you are welcome.

Class topics include:
● History of beekeeping ● Agricultural benefits of the honeybee 
● Biology of the colony ● Hive components & equipment 
● Acquiring a honeybee colony ● Installing packaged honeybees 
● Hive management ● Diseases & pests of the hive 
● Honey Harvesting & More

Class tuition of $65 includes:
● Lecture, Handouts, Copy of First Lesson in Beekeeping
● Invaluable insight from local, seasoned beekeepers
● Numerous giveaways to include beekeeping tools and reference materials

Seating is very limited and seats are filled on a first-come first-served basis. This two-day class continues to sell out every year resulting in a waiting list. If you must cancel your registration, please do so by March 3rd to receive a refund. After March 3rd, refunds are restricted to emergencies only and are at the discretion of the event manager.

All attendees must meet the minimum age requirement of 12 years of age. Attendees 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

A one-year Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association membership will be available to first-time Bee School attendees at a discounted rate of $10.

Instructors and mentor beekeepers will be available during the lunch hour, on both days, to answer questions. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a sack lunch and take advantage of the opportunity to visit with the instructors and mentor beekeepers during this time.

Date:
Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th
Class will be held on Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm & Sunday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Location:
El Paso County Department of Transportation
3275 Akers Drive 
Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Please send your Bee School questions to our Bee School Coordinator at tallypaulich [at] yahoo.com.

 

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