Western Colorado Beekeepers Association

Western Colorado Beekeepers Association would like to welcome you to our Website.

 Here we share the joys and frustrations of raising Honeybees in the numerous micro-climates of Western Colorado. The Club is made up of local Beekeepers who want to share and expand their beekeeping knowledge. 

REPORT A SWARM OF HONEYBEES: SWARM HOTLINE: (970) 812-0080

If you or someone you know has a swarm of honeybees please call our Swarm Hot Line and be ready to answer the questions found on our Swarm Hot Line page.  

WE ONLY DEAL WITH HONEY BEES. WE DO NOT DEAL WITH WASPS, HORNETS, OR OTHER BEES. 



LOOKING TO BUY LOCAL HONEY OR RELATED SUPPLIES?

Club Members who sell local honey and hive products.

Click Here for Bees and Woodware 


Check out our Links Page for other items and information.

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Beekeeping 101 Workshop

March 9, 2024 

Click here for more information and sign up Beekeeping 101 

Did you know . . . the "Colorado herd of Honeybees" is one of the largest herds in North America 

after the bees are moved back to their home ranges on the Western Slope and the Front Range

Activities Around the Valley

Swarms from around the Valley

If you are interested in capturing swarms, please consider joining our club. Being on the swarm list is just one of the member perks.

Click the About Us & Membership tap to find out more.


Collecting a swarm

Installing a package of bees

A frame of capped honey

Langstroth hives on a hive stand

A reduced entrance (it's easier for the bees to guard the smaller space)

A frame with a lot of wet honey

A marked queen on a frame

Unassembled hive bodies

Recently assembled inner covers

Bearding bees on a Long Lang entrance during a warm summer evening

Marking a queen