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To Bee represents Dadant, Brushy Mountain, Maxant Industries Pierco, Bee Quick, Glory Bee, Honey Bee Healthy, Western Bee and numerous local Colorado craftsmen.

Highland Honey Bees. Offering bee packages, queens, and artisanal handcrafted honey from Boulder County Colorado. Tim Brod (303) 514-9257, tim@highlandbees.com.

Paulino Gardens. "The Garden Center You Won't Want to Leave." Open 7 days a week year 'round. 6300 N. Broadway, Denver. (303) 429-8062.

Rocky Mountain Bee Removal, Rescue, and Education, LLC. Offers no-kill bee relocation. Gregg, (720) 934-6176 or thebeeguru@q.com.

Shastina Millwork. To Bee Or Not To Bee is the only authorized dealer in the
Denver area.


Beekeeping Clubs

Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA)
Beth Conrey, president, (970) 213-3099, president@coloradobeekeepers.org
Fred Powell, secretary, (303) 433-5514
The oldest beekeeping association in Colorado, organized in Denver in 1880.

Boulder County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)
Miles McGaughey, president, (720) 771-4304
Margaret Rogers, secretary, info@bouldercountybeekeepers.org
Mostly Boulder-area hobbyists; some qualify for the term "community beekeeper."

Denver Beekeepers Association (Denver Bee)
Marygael Meister, president, (303) 482-6362, denverbees@gmail.com
Check out the calendar on the website for upcoming meetings and other events.

High Land Beekeeping Club (HLBKClub)
Don Shriver, president, high.land.beekeeping.club@comcast.net
Jo Haugland, secretary (303) 916-7398
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, but not all are LM employees, as it has a sister club of Metro & South Denver Beekeepers Association. Meetings on the third Thursday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Roxborough Clubhouse.

Mile Hive Bee Club
Kristina Williams, president, (303)830-8559, kristinahoney@gmail.com
Bruce Walker, secretary, milehivesecretary@gmail.com
Meetings at To Bee or Not To Bee.

Mountain High Beekeepers Cooperative (MHBC)
Michael Box, president, info@mountainhighbeekeepers.org
Membership in MHBC is open to any practicing beekeeper with at least one year of experience.

Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA)
John Green, president, ncbapres@nocobees.org
Hobbyist and commercial beekeepers in northern Colorado, affiliated with CSBA.

Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association (PPBA)
Mike and Sandy Halby, (719) 528-5483, mandshalby@comcast.net
The PPBA generally meets from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the months of January, April, July, and from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. the third Thursday in October.

South East Beekeepers
Bill Harris, president
Beverly Rampey, secretary, 303-648-9800, threemares@gmail.com
Meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Parker Fire Station.

Wild Mountain Bee Club
Debbie Wilkes, president, (303) 718-2707
"Apiarists with Alititude!" This club meets the third Tuesday of each month at Conifer Community Park at 7 p.m. They have members from Morrison, Conifer, Evergreen, and Bailey.

Women Who Bee
Leslie Ellis, president, (303) 830-2553, Leslie@ellisedits.com
Stephanie Wilson Thomas, secretary, stephaniewilsonthomas@gmail.com
The first ladies-only bee club in the Rocky Mountain area and a proud member of the CSBA. Meetings are held at To Bee Or Not To Bee.

For even more clubs, visit the CSBA Clubs List.


For Your Browsing Pleasure

BackYardHive.com. Lots of information on top bar hives from Boulder top bar hive beekeepers. (888) 297-5374.

"Busy Bees: More Coloradans tending backyard hives." Did you see us on the front page of the Denver Post? To Bee Or Not To Bee was featured in this article in
June 2011.

"The Honey You Should Never Buy." This article is from Mercola.com, a natural health website.

Video: Why Sustainable Beekeeping? Watch this short clip to hear one beekeeper's philosophy behind this revolutionary idea.


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