CPBA is happy to announce our upcoming Summer Meeting which will be held this year on Saturday July 16th at the Goodhue Farmhouse on the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve at Rock Creek Farm, 2005 South 112th St. Broomfield, CO 80020
Attendance will be limited, due to space limitations, so pre-registration and pre-payment will be on a first-come-first-served basis for any wishing to attend this meeting. Registration information will be posted on our website http://coloradoprobeekeeping.org
Otherwise please mail a check to the CPBA Secretary at the address directly below to reserve your spot! Cost is $40.00 per person. Please remember that attendance is limited, so your checks will be returned to you should the meeting be full by the time we receive your check.
Jacy Johnston Eylar
PO Box 490
Elizabeth, CO 80107
The theme for this year’s Summer Meeting will be Honoring Our Heritage & Furthering Sustainable Beekeeping in Colorado. The morning session which will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon will focus mainly on heritage and sustainable beekeeping practices. A significant aspect of CPBA’s mission is to help further communication and understanding between Colorado’s beekeepers and the larger agricultural community.
Speakers from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University and members of the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Department will be on hand to chat and answer questions. CPBA President Lyle Johnston will give an update on conditions affecting almonds and commercial beekeeping.
At noon we will break for lunch which will be catered by nearby KT’s BBQ with all the fixing’s – and is included in the price of admission (alcoholic beverages not allowed at this venue). This will also be a Zero Waste event (meaning that we have to clean-up and recycle any trash generated beyond the lunch service. Clean-up volunteers welcomed).
An auction will be held shortly after lunch to help raise funds for the CPBA treasury (The CPBA operates on donations and proceeds from meetings like this, rather than dues BTW).
After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the adjacent Rock Creek Heritage Farm and visit with its current operator Scott Miller. Scott is the 5th generation of Millers farming at Rock Creek and is also a beekeeper. He has a dozen or so hives on the farm and also leases bees from Lyle’s brother for pumpkin pollination.
The balance of the afternoon (until around 5:00 p.m.) will be open to attendees visiting with our speakers informally and among ourselves. Older, more experienced beekeepers are encouraged to visit and share with our newer beekeeping members. A practical demonstration of applying Mite Away Quick Strips may be done on the screened porch of the Farmhouse. Fishing is also available at nearby Stearns Lake, a 10 minute drive from the Farmhouse (fishing license required).
This meeting promises to be a great opportunity for renewing old beekeeping ties and friendships – and to share with other beekeepers. This will also be an opportunity for developing good working relationships with the farmers, growers and regulators that we as beekeepers are so interdependent on in maintaining sustainable practices. We look forward to this meeting providing updates on successful beekeeping practices within an atmosphere of comradery and friendship. Feel free to bring old beekeeping pictures and memorabilia to share with others.2005 South 112th St.