Through programs at monthly meetings and beekeeper interaction, the High Land Beekeeping Club provides continuing and updated education for its members. We encourage our members to take a basic beekeeping class and to avail themselves of beekeeping lectures or seminars provided by the Colorado State Beekeeping Association or other groups.
With the sale of the club extracting equipment, we have established a scholarship program to the CSBA Master Beekeeping Program (see Coloradobeekeepers.org for further information). Members may apply for any level for which they qualify if they have been members of HLBKC for the previous year and maintain their membership throughout the duration of the program. Scholarship money is limited to the funds from the proceeds of the extracting equipment and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Those interested must apply to the appropriate level of the Master Beekeeping Program, including paying tuition and then fill out the attached application for scholarship funds. Upon completion of the program, the amount of the tuition will be refunded by the club. Applicants will have one year from the time of application to complete the Apprentice Level. Journeyman and Master levels must be completed within the guidelines established by the CSBA Master Beekeeping Program. Note: the scholarships are available only to the CSBA Master Beekeeping Program and not to programs offered by other entities.
Beekeeper education is the primary focus of the High Land Beekeeping Club. Programs at our monthly meetings concentrate on topics related to maintaining healthy, sustainable bee colonies. We invite outside experts to speak at our meetings as well as utilizing the expertise of our own members. Members of our club are encouraged to attend outside beekeeping classes such as the Summer and Winter Bee College programs provided by the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.
Upon acceptance into a CSBA Program, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship.