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The Southeast Beekeeping Club (SEBC) hosts a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, at South Metro Fire Station 43, 8165 North Pinery Parkway, Parker, Colorado 80134. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., however you are encouraged to join us for the pot luck that starts at 6:00 p.m.

Members of SEBC have spoken at farmer's markets, elementary and middle schools, garden clubs, and other community groups along the Colorado Front Range. If you are interested in having a beekeeper speak for your group, feel free to contact us:

Parker Honey Festival
This year will be the 11th Anniversary of the Parker Honey Festival. Southeast Beekeeping Club will have at least one booth at the festival. Each year we meet many new and wanna‑bee beekeepers at this event.

We will begin talking about this event later in the year. This event generally is planned around the first Sunday in August. We will update this page when we find out more information for the 2018 event.

The Southeast Beekeeping Club (SEBC) hosts a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of each month:

South Metro Fire Station 43
8165 North Pinery Parkway
Parker, Colorado 80134

See our map here.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., however you are encouraged to join us for the pot luck that starts at 6:00 p.m.
        February 7, 2018

At the Wednesday, February 7, 2018 meeting, Laura and Steve Benson are planning to share fun details about a new hive setup. The Bensons are well known for their honey production and are a wealth of knowledge on beekeeping.

At the 2018 February meeting we will have a show‑and‑tell of new bee gadgets. If you received a new beekeeping tool as a Holiday gift, please bring it to the meeting to share.

We want to thank our guest speaker Don Studinski, at Southeast Beekeeping Club's December 6th meeting. Don is the author of Beekeeping Mentor In A Book. His topic of choice was Where Honey Bees Come From.

Don was a very fun knowledgeable speaker. We enjoyed his presentation. A special thank you to those who put a little extra in the bee-can to cover Don's speaking fee.

It was delightful once again to have the Ross Family perform at the SEBC December meeting. The are a great talent.

We did not have a meeting in January 2018.

Colorado State Beekeeping Association winter meeting is December 1 and 2, 2017, Join us Friday eve and all day Saturday at Island Grove Park, in Greeley CO. Check CSBA web site for more details.

The November SEBC meeting was November 1, 2017. It was an open forum meeting, filled with your stories, your questions, and your enthusiasm. A special thank you to all who came and participated.

The SEBC monthly meeting on October 4, 2017 was, as usual, great. Joe Komperda presented: An Average Joe's Guide to Overwintering Honey Bees (in the Colorado Front Range). Lots of Q & A ensued.

The silent auction held in in September was a great success. We made a donation in our own "Wild Bill" Harris' name in that amount to CALF of Douglas County. http://www.thecalf.org (Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation). Bill donated his time to this group of young people and the care of their bees.

A big thank you to Laura and Steve Benson for their presentation in September. If you have been attending beekeeping meetings, you probably know Laura and Steve. They keep dozens and dozens of hives, and sell gallons of honey each year.

The Benson's will present their take on all the important aspects of the honey harvest. Come with your questions, and be prepared to be get the insiders look at all the tips and tricks of a successful honey harvest. We hope to see you all there.

As usual we plan to have the best pot luck food in the region, to go along with the best beeks around. The usual meeting details are unchanged. Steve and Laura are a wealth of information about bees and honey! Don't forget about our pot luck that starts at 6:00 p.m., but you are encouraged to come a little earlier to help with the silent auction. Our meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you to Luan Akin, the Garden Ambassador at Tagawa Garden! Luan brought a selection of some of the most colorful perennial, bee-friendly plants, that are ideal for our hot, arid climate. Many of these plants are drought tollerant, and some are Plant Select certified, meaning, they have passed a trail at the Colorado State University campus. Plant Select is a cooperative effort between the horticulture department at CSU and the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Along with Luan, a big thank you goes out to Ann A. who gave us a short history of beekeeping. Beekeeping has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the discovery of 'bee space' that hives were able to be engineered to cultivate our little brown friends.

A BIG thank you to Laura P. for conducting our annual Epipen review and demostration at our May meeting. We all need to be refreshed on these life saving devices!

A big thank you to Beth Conrey, former president of the Colorado State Beekeeping Association.
Her talk on swarms on April 5 was packed full of important information. Beth keeps dozens of hives, has her own honey production, and is a champion of the honeybee. She wowed us with some of her stories regarding collecting honeybee swarms.

Beth is relentless in her work in educating the public and our lawmakers about honeybees. She can often be found at City Council meetings supporting honeybees in the community. Without Beth, many municipalities and cities would have outlawed beekeeping.

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