UPCOMING PPBA EVENTS (all are subject to change):
April 18th: Special Guest Speaker: Michael Palmer, owner of the French Hill Apiary in Vermont, is a respected and experienced beekeeper, queen producer and author of “Living with Bees: How to Raise a Hive for Fun and Honey.” Mr. Palmer has been a beekeeper for 40 years and runs about 700 hives. He endorses the concept of the sustainable apiary and has several YouTube videos on that topic as well as beekeeping in the cold, northern climates.As discussed briefly at last night’s general membership meeting, even if you will not be raising your own queens, the information presented at the evening event will be valuable from an educational standpoint.
10am to noon: The beeyard visit at Steve Hench’s apiary has been canceled due to weather; however, Michael Palmer will make an alternative presentation in the Skyline Room at Brookdale Skyline at this time.
1:00 - 3:00pm: Presentation by Michael Palmer entitled: "The Sustainable Apiary.” This presentation will be at the Brookdale Skyline Community Center meeting room.
6:00 - 8:00pm: Presentation by Michael Palmer entitled: "Queen Rearing in the Sustainable Apiary.” This presentation will be at the Brookdale Skyline Community Center meeting room.
June 27th, 10am: 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).
July 16th: General Membership Meeting. Guest speaker will be Dan Purvis, local beekeeper and queen expert, as well as teacher.
July 18 - 25: El Paso County Fair: PPBA will have Bee Cage with Nuc at the El Paso Fair.
August: Bee Yard Visit. Date/place TBA. If you’d like to volunteer for the August Bee Yard Visit, contact Mike Halby.
September: Extractor Demo at Bear Creek Nature Center (date/time TBA).
October 1-3: Western Apicultural Society annual meeting, hosted by CSBA, in BoulderOctober 15th, Fall Harvest Festival. Honey Competitions, along with election of officers, as well as presentations on winterization and mice/pest control.