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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
The annual Town of Parker Honey Festival is buzzing its way back for another BEE-utiful event in 2019. This year will be the 12th Anniversary of the 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.

Town of Parker Honey Festival
Sunday, August TBA, 2019
O'Brien Park - 10795 Victorian Drive

We will talk about this event as it grows closer on the calendar. Volunteering at the festival is always a great time. Parker Honey Festival

We will are looking for volunteers. Come to our August 1, 2018 to learn about participating in the event.


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The 2019 Arapahoe County Fair is July 25‑28. Our own Joe Komperda will be doing a Honey Extraction at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday. There will be information about bees and beekeeping at the exhibition hall demonstration area. Honey can be purchased in that area as well.

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.
        Next SEBC Meeting: July 3 2019

For our June meeting we'll be starting at 5:30 pm in the parking lot/park area just north of the fire station. Mitch Keller is bringing a hive and between Mitch and David Baker there will be a mite count demonstration using the alcohol wash and sugar roll.

After the demo, about 6:15 pm we'll head inside to the meeting room for pot luck until about 6:45 pm. We'll have a quick business meeting and then talk about spring mite control.

We'll follow up with a General Q & A session. Once again we'll have a lot of great information to share!

We have 82 paid "Household Memberships" in 2019! By the way, if you are not on the swarm list yet the time to sign up is at this meeting. To be on the swarm list you must be a paid member of SEBC & CSBA -- dues are $22 for both. Don't forget your cash or check.



At the April 2019 meeting we featured Arapahoe County CSU Extension Horticulture Agent, Lisa Mason, as a speaker, She did a talk on honey bees and native bees.

Lisa's focus of study is entomology. She joined Colorado State University Extension summer of 2018. She is very knowledgable about all things insects.

At the March 2019 meeting we showed a video from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) on the Apiary Sentinel Program and discussion on possible club participation with the Apiary Sentinel Program.

We then had a demonstration of nuc and package installation by Vance Hayes. Thank you Vance!

The agenda for the December 2018 Southeast Beekeeping Club meeting was a honey tasting contest. Members bought a sample of their locally produced 2018 Colorado Honey crop in a 1/2 pint to 1 pint jar. Honey Expert, Laura Benson (winner of many Honey Contests over the last few years), transfered the honey into "tasting" jars that she provided. It was a "People's Choice" award in that everyone can taste the various numbered entries and place their vote for their favorite.

We'll tallied the results and have a refractometer, which was generously donated by David & Ashley Baker at To Bee or Not To Bee, as the Prize for the People's Choice - this prize is valued at over $60! We'll even have a few minutes to talk about the use of a refractometer for testing the water content in Honey prior to extracting.



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