Colorado State Beekeepers Association THE go to site for information about beekeeping in Colorado, events, classes, local beekeeping clubs, bee related businesses, bee forage, legislation, how to report a suspected pesticide kill, where to get bees and supplies. Annual summer and winter meetings are not to be missed! (past Board member)
Mile Hive Bee Club Denver, CO, Meets monthly with speakers and discussions of seasonal topics. The best bee club in Colorado! (I'm a past President)
Boulder County Beekeepers, meets every other month normally, working on cohosting Zoms with Mile High (I'm current President)
Bees and Supplies - Local
Harlequin's Gardens Boulder, CO, (I work here too, Th, F, Su) Beekeeping supplies for honey bees, native bees, best selection of pesticide free Colorado native and adapted plants anywhere. Start your pollinator garden here.
To Bee or not to Bee Littleton, CO, Full line of beekeeping supplies, package bees, nucs, queens, monthly round-table discussion. Great resource!
Highland Bees Longmont, CO, Artisanal Boulder County honey, nucs, queens
Prairie Wind Bee Supply, Cheyenne, WY, Package bees and nucs
CoPoCo Fort Collins, CO, Full line of beekeeping supplies, package bees, nucs, queens
Dakota Bees Beekeeping supplies for honey bees, mason, and leafcutter bees.
Supplies- Not Local
Mann Lake Large supplier of beekeeping supplies.
Dadant Large supplier of beekeeping supplies.
Reliable Evidence-Based Information
Honey Bee Health Coalition Excellent user friendly info on varroa mites, diseases.
Scientific Beekeeping Randy Oliver's site documenting and discussing his scientific research on practical beekeeping issues, also writes for ABJ
USDA Bee Labs Your tax dollars at work.
University Bee Labs (Colorado does not have a bee lab. Time to change that?)
American Bee Journal Informative monthly trade journal
Bee Culture The other informative monthly trade journal, slightly more casual
Western Apicultural Society Annual meeting somewhere in the west featuring many speakers, workshops, vendors
American Beekeeping Federation Addresses beekeeping issues on a national scale, webinars, lobbying, hosts annual meeting, often with American Bee Research Conference
American Honey Producers Assn. Similar to ABF, but geared more toward honey production, lobbying, annual meeting sometimes combined with ABF
National Honey Board Firestone, CO, Promotes honey in general, marketing, recipes
International Bee Research Assn. Wales, Established by Eva Crane, promotes the value of bees by providing information on bee science and beekeeping worldwide, several journals including Bee World, Journal of Apicultural Research, Journal of ApiProduct and ApiMedical Science
Bees for Development Promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity
Why did my honey bees die? by Megan Milbraith
USDA Disease Testing Free testing for AFB, EFB, Nosema, chalkbrood, varroa
DriftWatch Registry for hives, specialty crops to communicate and coordinate pesticide applications.
Bee Informed Partnership Large national surveys of colony losses
Honey Bee Health Coalition Addresses specific issues confronting honey bees, excellent resources for varroa info.
Tools for Varroa Management downloadable pdf
Incident Reporting Guide for suspected pesticide kills
Non-Apis, Native Bees
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Major pollinator conservation campaign, great information and publications including regional guides for planting for pollinators.
USDA/ARS Logan Pollinating Insects Lab Bumblebees, mason bees, leafcutters and more.