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
Our club is still active! Although not physically, we are still meeting via Zoom!
Mile Hive club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month January - November
Meetings are at Saint John's Cathedral in Denver. 1350 Washington St. Denver, CO 80203 (Map)
6:30 - 7:00 pm we have our New-Bees meeting where we cover topics helpful to newer beekeepers and give time to voice your questions in a smaller group
7:00 - 9:00 is our main meeting covering topics across the board in beekeeping
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
Park in the church's lot just north of 13th Ave and Washington St but please do not park in the spot marked for the Bishop
Enter through the doors just east of the lot and take your first right, head all the way to the end of the hall and we meet in Dagwell Hall on the right side
Annual membership in the Mile Hive Bee Club is only $25 and your dues include co-membership in the Colorado State Beekeeper Association. Your membership dues support all the activities and meetings of the club as well as our outreach efforts.
Annual membership in the Mile Hive Bee Club is only $25 and your dues include co-membership in the Colorado State Beekeeper Association. Your membership dues support all the activities and meetings of the club as well as our outreach efforts. Memberships forms may be sent to email@example.com. You may also mail the form to the address included on it. Payments accepted are cash, check, and PayPal(coming soon!).
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.
If you are just starting out as a beekeeper, welcome! It's a fascinating journey.
Rusty Burlew is the author of Honey Bee Suite. She is a master beekeeper out of Washington state, and her blog is in-depth and research driven. She write short, concise pieces that are often timely and relatable to the beekeeper. Her Beeginners section is detailed, accessible and well organized. Her website, linked below has a great beginners page. Go to contents up top, and you'll see the Bee-ginners section in there.