Explore the Fascinating World of Beekeeping

Explore the Fascinating World of Beekeeping
10/19/2013 from 10 AM to 12 Noon
Crescent Grange
7901 W. 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80020

Cost: $10 / person cash or check at the door

There is much to lament in the honeybee world these days: poisons, parasites, disease and flood damage. In this talk, Don Studinski, Colorado State Beekeeper Association Pesticide Committee Chair, will specifically avoid the depressing stuff. This talk is intended to lightheartedly look into the world of honeybees with a little education and a few laughs. It's just intended to be fun.

That said, if the audience really wants to focus on the frightening stuff, there is plenty, and he will gladly answer their questions.

Don Studinski, dba Honeybee Keep, is a principal permaculture enthusiast at Living Systems Institute (LSI) where he applies permaculture philosophy to beekeeping. Apiaries under Don's management are located from Golden to Erie, spanning about 50 miles. Honeybee Keep manages Colorado's first Certified Naturally Grown apiaries. Don's beekeeping articles have been published in Bee Culture magazine and on-line at Honeybee Haven, Peak Prosperity and Pesticide Action Network. As a beekeeping mentor, Don provides advice and counsel for students throughout the United States. Colorado Bees for Colorado Beekeepers is his latest project which will provide nucleus colonies for sale. Learn more about beekeeping, read free articles and see all the services provided by Honeybee Keep on line at HoneybeeKeep.com.

Don has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Information Systems. He spent his computer career working for IBM, StorageTek, and McKesson as a programmer, manager and director. He has also owned and operated his own t-shirt and embroidery business. Today, Don spends his time as a beekeeper, mentor and community building activist. He removes bees and wasps from structures, collects swarms, sells honey, performs public speaking, provides honey extraction and beekeeping consulting.

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  • Valri

    Very informative and well presented... Thanks!

    October 19, 2013

  • annalouiza

    Excellent!

    October 19, 2013

  • Donald S.

    1. yes, certainly. However, the details of winter are not the focus.
    2. yes, kids okay.

    October 18, 2013

  • annalouiza

    Hello. Looking forward to our meetup on Saturday. i have 2 questions:
    1. Is this appropriate for someone who just got a hive? A friend gave me his hive two weeks ago and i believe i need some solid information to help the ladies this winter. 2. Are kids welcome? i may need to bring my littles with me but they are used to classroom settings and are very involved in mama's urban husbandry efforts.

    Thank you in advance

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm traveling across America from DC to Washington for a study on modern sustainable lifestyles and farming everywhere I go. So, this is awesome!

    October 14, 2013

  • Donald S.

    I highly recommend you use a map to find the Grange. It can be a bit hard to find.

    September 24, 2013

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