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 generally meets on the third Thursday of the months of January, April, July and October. 

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] or call 719-528-5483.






The next PPBA General Membership Meeting will be Thursday, April 18th, at 7pm at the Fellowship Hall in the St. Constantine Church at 2770 North Chestnut in Colorado Springs.


2024 PPBA Bee School
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: March 16 - 17, 2024 (Class will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis)
Class times: Saturday, 8:30am until 3:45pm and Sunday, 8:30am until 3:45pm
Where: Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Cost: $65.00 per person via Eventbrite
Includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping (or equivalent)
• For first-time Bee School students - an additional $10 buys one year of 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 Randy Ott (719)337-4839 Email: or
Register early - there is limited seating.
Note: PPBA reserves the right to cancel as necessary due to unavoidable circumstances, such as weather, Covid-19 restrictions, or facility unavailability. If circumstances arise and PPBA cancels Bee School, full class tuition ($65 per person) will be refunded.






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

      ltf [at]


Here's some bee swarm photos:



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