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 BEES OR WOODENWARE?
A list of our 2017 Bee and Woodware Vendors, as well as known sellers of bees, can be found on our Links Page page.

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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

    
Collecting a swarm.                                                                Installing a package of bees.
   
Marked queen on a frame with brood and honey.            A frame of capped honey.
    
Langstroth hives on a hive stand.                                            A reduced entrance (its 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.