The Colorado Beekeepers Association (also known more recently as the Colorado State Beekeepers Association) was organized in 1938 and has provided information and resources for commercial beekeepers as well as hobbyists. The association held annual association meetings, promoted legislation related to apiary inspections and honey marketing, and cooperated with agricultural college entomologists to produce the B Notes newsletter. The archival collection consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, and reference files. This digital collection, dated 1938 to 1993, include the B Notes newsletter (1950-1988), annual meeting minutes, resolutions, and correspondence.

B Notes dated 1950-1964 are included here for ease of discovery but are not part of the archival collection. For more information, see https://lib2.colostate.edu/archives/findingaids/agriculture/acbk.html.

Recent Submissions

  • Correspondence 1964-1966 

    Contributor:Watkins, S. Joaquin; Hansen, Ivan L.; Mills, L. E.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1964-1966
    Resolutions and correspondence from Resolutions Committee chairmen related to resolutions passed by the Colorado Beekeepers Association at winter meetings. 1963 resolutions document is heavily annotated.
  • Resolutions 

    Contributor:Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1963-1967
    Resolutions passed at winter meetings of the Colorado Beekeepers Association from 1963 to 1967.
  • Minutes 1971-1978 

    Contributor:Wadleigh, Roger A.; Lilly, Wayland G.; Forrester, Ann; Sopczyk, James M.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1971-1978
    Meeting minutes, correspondence, invoices, and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter and summer meetings.
  • Minutes 1979-1981 

    Contributor:Scherbenski, Genevieve V.; Robinson, Frank A.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1979-1981
    Meeting minutes and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter and summer meetings.
  • Minutes 1967-1970 

    Contributor:Baublits, Bill; Stwalley, Don; Aldworth, John M.; Barrett, DeWayne; Adcock, Kenneth L.; Shore, Wendell; Coffey, Albert F.; Wadleigh, Roger A.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1967-1970
    Meeting minutes, correspondence, and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter and summer meetings. Includes 1969 annual meeting program.
  • Minutes 1951-1960 

    Contributor:Wadleigh, E. H.; Smith, James M.; Rice, Harold E.; Wilson, William T.; Aiken, William; Rose, Gerald; Mills, L. L.; Green, R. O.; Haefli, John; Sanders, Grover; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1951-1960
    Meeting minutes, resolutions, and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter meetings, and beginning in 1953, annual summer meetings.
  • Minutes 1961-1966 

    Contributor:Toyne, L. Dooley; Wilson, William T.; Harer, Ernest W.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1961-1966
    Meeting minutes, resolutions, and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter and summer meetings.
  • Correspondence 1992-1993 

    Contributor:Ingram, Terrence N.; Small Beekeepers Journal; Hoechst-Roussel Agri-Vet Company; Rainbow Valley Farm School for Children
    Date:1992-1993
    Mailings sent to Helen Jones, Secretary-Treasurer of the Colorado Beekeepers Association from the Small Beekeepers Journal, Hoechst-Roussel Agri-Vet Company, and Rainbow Valley Farm School for Children
  • Minutes 1938-1950 

    Contributor:Rice, L. R.; Gates, F. Herbert; McClaugherty, J. Kyle; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1938-1950
    Meeting minutes and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter meetings. Included are minutes for the meeting organizing the association on March 28, 1938.
  • Correspondence 1984-1987 

    Contributor:Jones, Hellen; Streamer, Carol Lynn; Glenn, Tom; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1984-1987
    Correspondence sent and received by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including requests for action, discussion of upcoming meetings, and financial matters. Letters from other organizations are present.
  • Correspondence 1988-1989 

    Contributor:Jones, Hellen; Streamer, Carol Lynn; Lee, Guy; Berson, Steven V.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1988-1989
    Correspondence sent and received by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including requests for action, discussion of upcoming meetings, financial matters, and brochures. Letters from other organizations are present. In ...
  • Correspondence 1981-1982 

    Contributor:Scherbenski, Genevieve V.; Toyne, L. Dooley; Limbach, Paul; Crouse, Albert L.; Streamer, Carol Lynn; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1981-1982
    Correspondence sent and received by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including inquiries for service, discussion of upcoming meetings, financial matters, thank yous, and brochures. Letters from other organizations are present.
  • Correspondence 1983 

    Contributor:Streamer, Carol Lynn; Tew, James E.; Jones, Hellen; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1983
    Correspondence sent and received by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including requests for information, discussion of upcoming meetings, financial matters, and brochures. Letters from other organizations are present.
  • Correspondence 1967 

    Contributor:Baublits, Bill; Stwalley, Don; Miller, Charlie G.; Hambleton, Jas. I.; Hunter, Jean; Weaver, Roy S., Jr.; Coe, Douglas O.; Powers, Homer P., Jr.; Gilmore, Philip T.; Ball, Thomas L.; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1967
    Correspondence sent on behalf of the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including inquiries for service, discussion of upcoming meetings, thank yous, and condolences. Letters from other beekeeping associations are present. ...
  • Correspondence 1978-1980 

    Contributor:Herron, John D.; Wilson, William T.; Limbach, Paul; Scherbenski, Genevieve V.; Toyne, L. Dooley; Jansson, Erik; Longanecker, Robert L.; Schutt, Bernie; Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1978-1980
    Correspondence sent and received by the Colorado Beekeepers Association, including inquiries for service, discussion of upcoming meetings, financial matters, and brochures. Letters from other beekeeping associations are present.
  • Annual winter meetings 

    Contributor:Colorado Beekeepers Association
    Date:1964-1966
    Date:1981
    Date:1989
    Date:undated
    Agendas, programs, attendee lists, and associated documents for Colorado Beekeepers Association annual winter meetings. Documents cover only 1964 to 1966, 1981, and 1989.
  • B notes, 1985-1988 

    Contributor:Simpson, Robert G.; Zermuehlen, Leslie A.; Morris, Bill; Toyne, Dooley; Limbach, Paul; Culhane, Danny; Baublits, Bill; Blake, Leonard; Morris, Barb; Johnson, Joyce; Collison, V. L.; Wilson, R. L.; Breed, Michael D.; Fletcher, David J. C.; Lee, Guy; Howes, F. N.; Kent, Robert; Hendricks, Paul; Thurman, Jim; Amos, J. M.; Morse, Roger D.; Shepard, K.; Snodgrass, R. E.; Hepburn, Howard R.; Free, John B.; Crane, Eva; Colorado Beekeepers Association; Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Entomology Section
    Date:1985-1988
    Combined B Notes newsletters ranging from March 1985-September 1988. Includes articles related to Colorado beekeeping.
  • B notes, 1982-1984 

    Contributor:Toyne, L. Dooley; Fischer, Randy; Thurman, Jim; Rhodes, Howard A.; Morris, Bill; Jaycox, Elbert R.; Simpson, Robert G.; Colorado Beekeepers Association; Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Entomology Section
    Date:1982-1984
    Combined B Notes newsletters ranging from March 1982-December 1984. Includes articles related to Colorado beekeeping.
  • B notes, 1964-1973 

    Contributor:Wilson, William T.; Hantsbarger, William M.; Wadleigh, Roger; Colorado Beekeepers Association; Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Entomology Section
    Date:1964-1973
    Combined B Notes newsletters ranging from May 1964-November 1973. Includes articles related to Colorado beekeeping.
  • B notes, 1974-1982 

    Contributor:Wadleigh, Roger; Hantsbarger, William M.; Baublits, Bill; Haefeli, Jr., John; Baker, Mary; Toyne, Dooley; Morse, Roger A.; Brückner, Dorothea; Ware, George W.; Nunamaker, Richard A.; Theobald, Tom; Ware, George W.; Walker, P.; Lowe, D. G.; Harding, J. P.; Colorado Beekeepers Association; Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. Entomology Section
    Date:1974-1982
    Combined B Notes newsletters ranging from February 1974-March 1982. Includes articles related to Colorado beekeeping.

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