Relatively new beekeeper. Started with two packages last season, did well...bees seem to be hanging on through the winter. I and my mentor caught a swarm and I did a couple of trapouts which were very difficult and time consuming.
Welcome!! Yeah, trapouts can take awhile and sometimes are not worth the bees you get...but good way to get started. Next year will be better for your bees. Couple of good bee associations on the front range. I think you can get the links for them at the Colorado State Beekeepers Association web page.
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