Mountain High Beekeeper Events

Mountain High Beekeepers Cooperative will list both our upcoming and past events here.  Check back for updates.

2019 Package Bees

Mountain High Beekeepers Cooperative is bringing some of the best package bees to the Colorado front range again this year.  Click here for more info.

2019 Annual Winter Meeting

The MHBC winter meeting is coming Sunday, February 24 at the Extension Office in Longmont, CO.  Lyle Johnston of Johnston Honey Farms will be our featured speaker.  Click here for more info.

2018 Annual Winter Meeting

The MHBC winter meeting is coming Sunday, February 18 at the Extension Office in Longmont, CO.  Click here for more info.

2017 Annual Winter Meeting

The MHBC 2017 Winter Meeting took place on March 5, 2017.  New officers were elected including Will Witman (co-director) and Matt Hoepfinger (co-director).  Long time director Al Summers stepped down and is assuming an advisory role.  Bylaws have been updated.

Click here for Mountain High Beekeepers Co-op 2017 Winter Meeting details.

February 13, 2016 –  Winter Meeting

We welcome Bob Todd as guest speaker for the MHBC winter meeting.  He will talk about keeping bees successfully in Colorado and then take questions from the group.  The meeting should be well attended so bring your best questions for the group and Bob.  Click here for more info on the Mountain High Beekeepers Co-op Winter Meeting.

April 25, 2015 – Package Pick Up

On April 23 Co-op members drove to Lehi, Utah to pick up sixty 3-lb packages from Knight Family Honey.  The packages were from Olivarez Honey Bees in Orland, California and arrived that same night.  The environmentally controlled trailer used by Olivarez was very impressive.  On April 24 Co-op members drove back from Lehi, Utah to Longmont, Colorado keeping the bees nice and cool the entire way.

Click here for pictures of MHBC Package Pick Up 2015

April 11, 2015 – Spring Clean Up

Many MHBC members and guests turned out for a successful clean up day.  We scraped and sterilized about 40 boxes and frames.

Click here for pictures of MHBC Spring Clean Up Day 2015

March 7, 2015 – Annual Winter Meeting

We were honored to have the initial release of the new Bee Guide “Integrated Hive Management for Colorado Beekeepers: Strategies for identifying and mitigating pests and diseases affecting Colorado’s honey bees” at our winter meeting.  The Bee Guide is a practical step-by-step booklet that emphasizes an Integrated Hive Management approach.  It was presented by Thia Walker of CSU Extension and Peg Perreault of Region 8 EPA.

Other presenters were Margaret Lombard from the National Honey Board, Elizabeth Conrey from the Colorado State Beekeepers, Dr. Arathi Seshadri CSU Soil & Crop Sciences, as well as David Bell and Rob Alexander from Boulder County Open Space Department.

Click here for more information about the MHBC Annual Winter Meeting 2015