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Our Company Beliefs…

Hope, Happiness, and Honeybees!

It all started with a bit of hope…

Back in 2004, our family’s honeybee business began when brothers John and Ben Gilmore began to collect bee swarms, and remove troublesome bees from buildings and trees. They had a hope to help others understand rather than fear honeybees. They knew that, with the right education and experiences, this community could appreciate bees and find happiness in observing and caring for these beautiful creatures. That year, they formed “Bee Busters” and captured a phenomenal amount of bee swarms. They provided education and assistance to the Fort Collins area and laid the groundwork for what would become the “Colorado Pollination Company.” COPOCO for short!

We became a small commercial operation, run entirely by the Gilmore family. We provided pollination for many farmers in Northern Colorado, and then took our bees on vacation to California for the winter to pollinate the Almond crop. We spent several years focusing on online orders and farmers’ markets until finally, in 2009, we opened our new retail store located just north of Old Town on HW287! Members of our family have come and gone but the Gilmore family remains at the core of operations with Ben heading all beekeeping operations. As of 2020, we continue to aid in local beehive care and removal as well as tending to our own hives. Our family-made honey can be found all around town! Click here to see more