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.

 

 

 

 

Announcing the 2020 Beekeepers School

 

hosted by the

 

Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association

www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org

 

This two-day course covers all aspects of beekeeping in

the Pikes Peak region. You will learn how to acquire bees

and the necessary equipment to keep them. Bee biology

and the skills to manage your bees through the four

seasons, including disease management, will be covered.

We will also demonstrate equipment assembly and

honey extraction. All lectures are presented by local

beekeepers with years of collective knowledge.

 

Whether you are interested in keeping your own

colonies, or simply wanting to know more about these

fascinating and necessary creatures and their wonderful

product – honey – this easy-to-follow course will open a

new door into the natural world for you.

 

When:        We have two different weekends for you to choose

                  from March 7-8  or  March 14-15 

                  (Classes filled on a first-come, first-served basis)

                  Class times:  Saturday, 8am until 4:30pm

                                      Sunday, 8:30am until approx 4pm

 

Where:       El Paso County Transportation Center

                  3275 Akers Drive
                  (near North Carefree and Marksheffel Road)

                  Colorado Springs, CO  80922   

 

Cost:          $65.00 per person via Eventbrite:

 

                  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-pikes-peak-beekeepers-bee-school-tickets-88302654617

 

                  (If you cannot use Eventbrite or have trouble with this link, please contact Sandy Halby directly.)

 

                  Includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping

                  (or equivalent)

 

  • For first-time Bee School students only - an additional $10 buys one year on PPBA membership; a savings of 33% over regular membership price.  NOTE:  Our membership is by FAMILY or ADDRESS – not individual!  If you are a couple or family attending Bee School, please only purchase one membership!
  • No children under 12 years old, please.  Also, children 12-16 years old will be not allowed to attend Bee School unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.   

 

Questions:  Contact Mike or Sandy Halby

        Phone (719) 528-5483 or e-mail to: mandshalby@comcast.net

 

Reigster early - there is limited seating!

 

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SWARM COORDINATOR

 

If you see a swarm, contact Lazarus Fields                              at 765 - 425 - 1940 or e-mail:

      ltf [at] fieldsofnaturalhoney.com

 

Here's some bee swarm photos: