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H-Api New Year! Time to Renew Your Beekeeping Club Memberships!

With the arrival of the New Year, most Local Bee Clubs and Associations will be collecting Membership Dues for 2022. Prior to COVID, most Beeks would pay via Cash, Check or Credit Card at an In-Person Meeting. With most Beekeeping Meetings now presented virtually via Zoom or other teleconferencing platforms, Electronic Payments such as PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and other applications along with Credit Cards are are gaining traction as Club/Association renewal options during the Pandemic.
Don’t forget to renew your Memberships for 2022 so you won’t miss out on the Education, Knowledge, Networking, Virtual Socialization and Information available from your Local Clubs and Associations. Remember “Beekeeping Is Local!”

Three new 2022 “Bee-Engaged: An Average Joe’s Guide to Basic Beekeeping” Virtual Classes have been Scheduled

These Basic Beekeeping Class is for those who are thinking about becoming Beekeepers (“Wanna-Bees”) and for Beginning Beekeepers (“New-Bees”) or Intermediate Beekeepers (“Lotta-Bees”) looking for a Basic Beekeeping refresher course.

They are being run via Zoom on three consecutive Monday evenings in January , February & March 2022 from 6:30 – 9:15 pm MT. Class dates are: January 17, 24 & 31, 2022, February 14, 21 & 28, 2022 and March 7, 14 & 21, 2022.

The course is certified as one of the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA) prerequisite Basic Beekeeping Courses for the CSBA’s Master Beekeeping Program’s Apprentice Level.

Total contact time is 8 1/4 hours (three 2 3/4 hour sessions) and registration is $89 per household.
Send an email to: Beekeeper@HappyBusyBees.com with “Basic Beekeeping Class” in the Subject to be included on further announcements and information on these upcoming classes.
The “Buzz in The Black Hills” Beekeeping Seminar will be held in February 2022

The “Buzz in the Black Hills” Beekeeping Seminar is being held on February 5, 2022 after being postponed in 2021 due to COVID Restrictions. It is currently planned as a hybrid event with a face-to-face meeting format that will also be broadcast live via Zoom for those concerned about COVID.

Presented by  Western Dakota Tech and DRB Beekeeping and Supplies LLC  the Seminar is a comprehensive conference for all levels of beekeepers and includes topics concerning bee health, beekeeping techniques and flexibility plus versatility in beekeeping. The conference regularly features speakers who are not only locally known but also regionally and nationally recognized for their beekeeping knowledge and expertise. eMail Tim Moran at tandpmoran83@gmail.com to request more information on this event.

The CSU Elbert County Extension Office is Hosting a Bee Seminar on February 19, 2022

CSU County Extension Offices provide resources related to the environment including both rural and urban agriculture, animal health, yard care, gardening and even insects. One popular offering of the CSU Extension is the Master Gardener Program. As part of their training, the Elbert County CSU Extension Office will be hosting an In-person Seminar on Beekeeping on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds.

This seminar is open to both Master Gardner students, Beekeepers and the general public. Clicking Here

For more information contact CSU Elbert County Extension Office – (303) 621-3162 – Willie.Wilkins@colostate.edu

The Wyoming Bee College is scheduled for March 11, 12 & 13, 2022

After last year’s COVID restrictions caused the WY Bee College to go virtual, this popular bee education weekend is once again planned to be in-person at the Laramie County Community College campus in Cheyenne, WY! Speakers are confirmed and the tentative agenda has been published. Registration is open at: https://visitcheyenne.regfox.com/2021-wyoming-bee-college

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