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CSBA Summer meeting Stephen Stanko, Utah state bee inspector featured speaker. High Country Bee Greetings from your president Newsflash! We’re (finally!) rarin’ to go for our Beekeepers Banquet in New Castle on June 9. The always-popular dinner is part of our June 8-9-10 summer bee college extravaganza. I apologize for the short notice! If you already signed up for the bee college, please go back to the bee college signup and pick your entrée. To sign up for the dinner or to view the menu, go to coloradobeekeepers.org/banquet-menu The cost of $55 includes mead pairings with each course. A competing bid came in at twice this price. I told them we’re the Colorado Beekeepers, not the Colorado Bankers. This year we’re holding it at the Lazy Bear Restaurant, 285 W. Main St. in New Castle. The New Castle business district is about three blocks long, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the place. It’s right across the street from Eat restaurant, where we held the 2017 banquet. Our chef is Cori Gerstner, who shocked and awed us with her varietal honey-themed supper last summer. You never tasted anything like it. Ask anyone who was there. I remember the delicate pastry desserts in the shape of little darling honey bees. This gal can flat-out cook! Now for a bait-and-switch confession: Rifle County Fairgrounds Saturday keynote speaker Samuel Ramsey canceled on us due to a double-booking mix-up. But wait, the good news: We got Stephen Stanko, Utah state bee inspector, to take Ramsey’s slots. Stephen will speak on American Foul Brood and Varroa mites. He comes highly recommended, so be ready to take notes. Here’s the abbreviated schedule. Full details on the web at Coloradobeekeepers.org/summer-bee-college-2018-2/ Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. Potluck and cookout. BYOB. RSVP for free camping. Colby Farm, 6765 County Rd. 214, New Castle, 81647. Coloradobees1@gmail.com or 970-984-0419. Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Speakers, CSBA meeting, lunch, beekeeper roundtable. South Hall, Rifle County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. Saturday, June 9, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. An up-close look at some commercial hives. Bring your veil! Paul Limbach farm, 5945 County Rd. 346, Silt, CO 81652. Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Beekeepers Banquet. Lazy Bear Restaurant, 285 W. Main St., New Castle, CO 81647. Sunday, June 10, 8 a.m.-noon. Field trip to the Flat Tops to look at high altitude bees. Back by noon. The hardest part of putting this on is the headcount. How many lunches? How many for the banquet? I’d pull my hair, if I had any. You can make the load lighter by signing up for the bee college and the banquet right now. Coloradobeekeepers.org/summer-bee-college-2018-2/ Pre-registration discount through June 5. Looking forward to seeing you soon, and I thank you for being a member of CSBA.

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