Mile Hive Bee Club

Next meeting:
March 12 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington Street Community Center,
809 South Washington Street

We will begin with Q & A with our guest, Randy Oliver via Zoom, then he will present Concepts in Varroa Management:
"An effective mite management plan must be based upon the understanding of the biology of the mite. I present important biological concepts to help beekeepers to plan effective mite management strategies tailored to their own operations."

  •  03/02/2024 01:00 PM - 03/02/2024 03:00 PM
  •   740 Kendrick Street, Golden, CO, USA

This would especially be good for newbees-to-3rd year beekeepers. How to prepare for first time beekeeping or for warmer weather ahead on established over-wintered hives; will discuss/see hive equipment, clothing and paraphernalia; will check what is happening in the hive this time of year by observing under the inner cover on top hive box and how to assess hive needs

  •  02/17/2024 01:00 PM - 02/17/2024 03:00 PM
  •   5201 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado, USA
The mission of the Mile Hive Bee Club is to support and educate Colorado Front Range hobby beekeepers in sustainable, best beekeeping management practices, promote beekeeping as part of urban agriculture and gardening, and educate the community about the importance of bees to the health of the regional ecosystem.

  • Monthly meetings to educate our members and create a bee conscious community
  • Model and promote sustainable beekeeping practices
  • Offer education at schools, fairs and other outreach opportunities
  • Manage a teaching apiary and pollinator meadow at Riverside Cemetery
The Mile Hive Bee Club Bylaws can be found here.

  • The Mile Hive Bee Club meets at the Washington Street Community Center, at 809 South Washington Street.  Most meetings also offer a Zoom option.
  • Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month January - November.
  • 6:30 - 7:00 is typically a Q&A session with main meeting starting at 7:00 and covering topics across the board in beekeeping. 
  • We offer 9 "field trip" opportunities in the months of February through October.
  • We strive to bring in speakers from local universities, businesses and offer up our own experience and knowledge to keep us all up-to-date on the very best methods and ideas as well as offer opportunities for socialization and networking (added in 2023 as result of club survey per members' request).
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Annual membership in the Mile Hive Bee Club is only $25 and your dues include co-membership in the Colorado State Beekeeper Association. If you have already paid your state dues through a membership in another local club, annual membership is only $18.  Your membership dues support all the activities and meetings of the club as well as our outreach efforts.  

To become a new member or renew your membership, please complete the Google Membership Form. Payment options are listed on the form and, if paying through PayPal, you will find a direct link after submission on the confirmation page.

Membership benefits include free rental of club extracting equipment and the option of being a swarm catcher through the CSBA swarm hotline. Catching swarms is an amazing way to build your understanding of bee biology, and do important outreach to the non-beekeeping community (and get more bees!).

T- shirts are only $12! Hoodies are $25! Please stay tuned for what is available in the 2024 year and how to obtain.


Removal, Rescue, Education
Gregg McMahan

To Bee or Not to Bee
Beekeeping Supplies and Classes

  • Denver, CO, United States

        Have you seen a swarm of bees? Swarming is a natural process for bees that allows them to establish new colonies. The bees in the swarm will generally be very docile and not a threat but they should be collected to make sure they don't find a home inside your home.

        Call 1-844-SPY-BEES (1-844-779-2337) for the state beekeeper swarm hotline. When you call the hotline please be prepared to give a good description of where the swarm is, how high up it is, what it is hanging on and a guess as to how long it has been there. This information will help us make sure the best beekeeper shows up to give these girls a new home.
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​Mile Hive Members:  

If you have something you think a member might want or need OR if you need something another member might have to sell, you can use this bulletin board to communicate with each other. Please click on the following link and provide info on what you have or what you need (or leave blank if browsing only). You will receive a link and then can gain direct access to the live Google sheet to communicate with each other. (You may have to create a Google account.) Once your transaction is complete, please remove your info from the Google sheet. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Ruth at Click on the link below:

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Dan McConnell


Mark Morgan

Vice President

Kim Pisowicz


Sandy Freed

Co-Guest Speaker Coordinator

Mikayla Henry

Officer at Large

Keaton Grover

Officer at Large

Sue Rieck

Secretary 309-912-4866

Ruth Spano

Co-Guest Speaker Coordinator