Newsletter, Calendar & What's New

 

 

Here's links to the latest PPBA Newsletters - Honey Guides!

 

October 2017 PPBA Honey Guides
2017-10 PPBA Newsletter.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.7 MB]

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

January 18, 2018:  PPBA General Membership Meeting

January 27, 2018:  Special Seminar on Winter Management and Spring Prep

March 3-4 and March 10-11, 2018:  PPBA Bee School

April 19, 2018:  PPBA General Membership Meeting

June 2018:  Bee Yard Visit, date TBA

July 14-21, 2018:  El Paso County Fair

July 19, 2018:  PPBA General Membership Meeting

August 2018:  PPBA Summer Picnic and Cooking with Honey Contest

August 2018:  Bee Yard Visit, date TBA

October 18, 2018:  PPBA General Membership Meeting

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S NEW!

 

Bee Packages:  Be sure you know where your bees will be coming from. Some bee suppliers get their bees from southern states - and we want to avoid importing Africanized bees into Colorado.

 

Here's a list of bee friendly plants and shrubs! (from Kim G)

Suggested Plants for Honey Bees
Trees & Shrubs

Maple (Acer), Elm (American and Siberian), Linden (Tilia americanum), Fruit trees (Apple, Crab apple, Cherry, Plum, Peach, Apricot) Sumac (Rhus), Willows (Salix), Red Bud (Cercis Canadensis), Blackberry (Rubus), Raspberry (Rubus) Serviceberry (Amelanchier), Current (Ribes), Rabbit brush (Chrysothamnus), Snowberry (Symphoricarpos), Cotoneaster sp., Spirea x bumalda, Lilac (Syringa), ‘Blue Mist Spirea’ (Caryopteris), Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii), Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), Rose, Elderberry (Sambucus), Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium), Buffalo berry (Shepherdia argentia), Woodbine vine/Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Flowers & Herbs
Yellow Sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis), White Sweet clover (Melilotus albus), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Asters (Asteracea), Catmint (Nepeta), Sage (Salvia), Poppy (Papaver orientale), Allium sp., Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantine), Foxtail Lily (Eremurus), Globe thistle (Echinops), Sedum sp., Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Lavender, Agastache sp., Rocky Mountain bee plant (Cleome serrulata), Gaillardia aristata, Veronica spicata, Goldenrod (Solidago), Lawn clover (Trifolium hybridum), Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) (single varieties), Penstemon eatonii, Bee balm (Monarda), Milkvetch (Astragalus), Milkweed (Asclepias), Calendula (Calendula) (single varieties), Coneflower (Echinacea), Daisies (Chrysanthemum or Dendranthema), Scabiosa, Gay feather (Liatris), Sunflowers (Helianthus), Vervain (Verbena bonariensis), Wild buckwheat (Eriogonum), Globe mallow (Sphaeralcea), Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’, Borage (Borago officinalis), Mints (Mentha), Winter Savory (Satureja Montana), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Oregano (Origanum), Marjoram (Origanum), Thyme (Thymus), Rosemary

 

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