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Our February 13th meeting will feature Tina Sebestyen. Tina will answer your beekeeping questions from 6:30 -7:00pm and then will present, "All About the Queen". Everyone from the newest beekeepers to the old pros will learn something interesting about queen bees. Here's what Tina has to say: "Pretty much the only thing beginning beekeepers are taught is that there is only one queen in the colony, and it turns out, not even that is true! Why does a queen lay eggs in supersedure cells when it means her death? Why do queens sometimes ignore queen cups, and what triggers them to lay eggs in cups later? Why do bees still start queen cells when there is a caged queen in the hive? Why do they kill your brand new, expensive queen, and how can we improve queen acceptance? All of these questions can be answered by understanding All About the Queen. Can’t wait to see you all!"

  • Date: 02/13/2024 06:30 PM - 02/13/2024 08:30 PM
  • Location 809 South Washington Street, Denver, CO, USA (Map)


Tina keeps bees in top bar, Langstroth, and long Langstroth hives. She learned beekeeping from wonderful mentors, “old guys”, as well as through mentoring others as the founder of the Four Corners
Beekeepers Assoc. She runs 20- 30 colonies, and depending on the year, produces queens, nucs, or honey, and does structural bee removals. She is past vice president of the Colorado State Beekeepers
Assoc. and is the producer and former program director of the Colorado Master Beekeeper Program. She is a frequent contributor for the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazines with over 30
articles in each (along with some bee journals from abroad) from her farm in SW Colorado. She loves to talk about honey bees, and speaks all across the US.