The Objective of the HLBKC is to promote education and public awareness of bees, beekeeping, and the benefits of bees to the U.S. economy. The HLBKC strives to preserve and protect honeybees (Apis mellifera), to educate and train new beekeepers, share information, skills, knowledge, best practices, and technology. In addition, HLBKC provides a forum where beekeepers can exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience with one another. All dues-paying members of the HLBKC are members of the Colorado State Beekeeping Association, the oldest and most recognized beekeeping organization in Colorado. We encourage our members to take advantage of the excellent educational opportunities that the CSBA has to offer (Coloradobeekeepers.org).