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10090 W 27th Ave Wheat Ridge CO 80215 Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays
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Bee clubs & information
10090 W 27th Ave Wheat Ridge CO 80215
720-621-7305 open Sunday through Saturday 12pm to 5pm Sunday

A bee club is one of your best resources for beekeeping information and the nicest beekeepers you can meet. Beekeepers who are always there to share.

Bee Packages available for spring delivery see our starting a beehive page for ordering information.

I also recommend You Tube go to their site and type in any subject on beekeeping. Lots of great videos and information.

Bee facts

The average honey bee will make about only one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
H

oney has natural preservatives and bacteria can't grow in it.
Honey was found in the tombs in Egypt and it was still edible.
Honeybees can fly at a speed of 15 mph. Its wings beat 200 times per second.
Every 3rd mouthful of food is produced by bees pollinating crops.
Royal Jelly is a milky substance produced in a special gland in the worker bee's head.
Bees must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
Bees have two stomachs one stomach for eating and the other special stomach is for storing nectar collected from flowers or water so that they can carry it back to their hive.
The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about 38 days.
A queen bee can live 3 to 4 years on a diet of royal jelly.
Honey bees produce Honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
The flowers bee forage on determines the flavor and color of the honey.
The queen can lay up to 2000 eggs per day.
Its estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.
Getting statistics can be difficult, but in 2000, the World Health Organisation reported that in the USA, there were only 54 deaths attributable to bee stings – from a population of 281 million (Census data).
Statistically you are more likely to die from being struck by lighting than a bee sting.

Bee-cam located on top of the Anythink Library Commerce City Colorado. Once you have logged in to the bee-cam you may move the camera up, down, left, right, zoom in, zoom out and focus camera.
http://beecam.anythinklibraries.org

http://home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club/site/  High Land Bee Club Roxborough Co.

http://coloradobeekeepers.org/ All of Colorado

http://www.denverbee.org/ Denver bee association

https://sites.google.com/site/4cornersbeekeepers/home  4 Corners Beekeepers Association

http://nocobees.org/  Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/  Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association

http://www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org/ Colorado Springs

http://www.mountainhighbeekeepers.org/ Longmount

http://www.apishive.com/ Heidi & Chad Ragland owners of Apis Hive and Honey Co have a great website lots of information and videos on keeping bees. They also supply bees and honey. Grand Junction Colorado.

 For bee packages and queens contact http://www.highlandbees.com/
Dean Chapla 303-570-8223; dean@highlandbees.com
Tim Brod 303-514-9257; tim@highlandbees.co


http://www.insectimages.org/    bee Identification website

http://bugguide.net/node/view/537572 send a photo to this website and they will try to identify it

Keeping bees in Bear country the links below is a brochure on building a bear fence for a bee enclosure and information about past bee hive damage from bear.
Building a Secure Beehive Enclosure - Colorado Division of Wildlife

wildlife.state.co.us/.../LivingWithWildlife/SecureBeehiveEnclosureManaging Bear Damage to Beehives - Internet Center for Wildlife

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/ar/archive/aug10/bee0810.htm USDA farming for native bees.

http://www.applewoodseed.com/pollinator/ Promoting native bees they are located in Arvada.

 

 

 

 

 USDA farming for native bees.  Promoting native bees they are located in Arvada.
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