UPCOMING PPBA EVENTS (all are subject to change):


July 16th, 6:30 pm: General Membership Meeting. Featured speaker is Dan Purvis, beekeeper, teacher, and developer of the “Purvis Goldline” queen, famous for her ability to survive. This evening, Mr. Purvis will be speaking specifically about what is going on in the hive throughout the different seasons and what preparations need to be made in advance of the next upcoming season.


July 18 - 25: El Paso County Fair: PPBA will have Bee Cage with Nuc at the El Paso Fair. If you’d like to volunteer for a shift or to help set up/tear down, contact Mike Halby.

August 29th, 10 am: Bee Yard Visit. We’ll be visiting Chris Veronin’s bee yard at 7515 Chirgiton Road (off Black Forest Road, go east on Tobin to Chirgiton). This is a follow-up to the June visit to Chris’s bee yard; we’ll be able to see what has changed and how the beehives have developed through the summer.

October 1-3: Western Apicultural Society (WAS) annual meeting, hosted by CSBA, in Boulder. The conference will be held at the Millennium Hotel and CSBA has secured a block of rooms at a special rate. Special guest speakers include Elina Lastro Nino, leading bee researcher at UC-Davis; Susan Kegley of the Pesticide Research Institute; Peter Loring Borst of Cornell University; Jonathan Lundgren of USDA; and Dr. Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and head of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Visit http://coloradobeekeepers.org/ for more information about this exciting conference being held not too far away!

October 15th, Fall Harvest Festival. Honey Competitions, along with election of officers, as well as presentations on winterization and mice/pest control.