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June 2017 Guild Meeting Tomorrow

Our June Guild meeting is tomorrow. Emily will be giving us information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and we’ll also have our usual discussions about how our hives are doing and what to expect over the next month. Come tell us how your bees are doing after our wet winter! See you there…



May 2017 Guild Meeting is today!

Our monthly Guild meeting is this evening. Come by to tell us how your bees are doing! We’ll have special guest speaker Aiden Wing from Wings of Nature Bees talking about queen rearing. See you there!


April Guild Meeting

The April 2017 Guild Meeting is tomorow starting at 6:30 PM. We’ll be doing a package installation demonstration for new beekeepers at 6:30, so if you’ve never installed bees into a hive, this is the demo for you. Dianah Phillips will also be discussing Top Bar hives. See you there!


March Guild Meeting is this evening!

The March 2017 Guild Meeting is this evening starting at 6:30 PM. In addition to our regular topics, Karla will be talking about capturing swarms and how to do splits. See you there!


Beekeeping class schedules posted.

Dates are starting to be set for upcoming beekeeping classes in the area. Our event calendar has been updated with some of them, and we’ll add more as we hear about them. Of special note is a free beekeeping overview workshop for beginners being held this weekend in Ben Lomond by Mountain Feed and Seed. It’s listed on their Workshops and Events Page, and will be taking place this coming Sunday. It will fill up fast, so if you’re interested in becoming a beekeeper, sign up soon!


No regular Guild meeting this month

Just a reminder that we will not be having a regular Guild meeting this month. Instead, the steering committee will be meeting to organize the meeting topics and speakers for the new year.

We will resume our regular meetings next month on February 1st. If you are interested in getting into beekeeping, the February meeting is the one to attend! We will be talking about starting up you apiary for the new season. The exact meeting agenda is still to be set, but will likely include lots of information for newcomers and for current beekeepers coming out of the winter season!

See you next month!


December 2016 Guild Meeting is Tomorrow!

The last guild meeting of 2016 is tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 December. Instead of our regular meeting, we will be celebrating another successful year of bee stewardship with a potluck and social time. Bring something to eat and drink, and have a good time with fellow beekeepers. Same time, same place – see you there!


November Guild Meeting Tomorrow

Our November Guild Meeting is tomorrow at 6:30. We’ll be talking about making sure your girls are ready for winter, and what to watch for now that the rains are upon us. See you there!


October Guild Meeting is today!

Our October Guild Meeting is this evening. For our presentation session, guild Member Bodo Langen will be discussing alternative beekeeping approaches and hive product uses. There will also be a new sub-group meeting from 6:30 to 7:00 to talk about Top Bar Hive management. This will take place alongside our regular Q&A session at this time.

Finally, please bring honey to the meeting to give as a gift to the El Rio residents at.

This is our way of thanking them for generously allowing us to use their meeting room “rent free” -which is why as a guild we do not have membership dues. We should be able to give each home a small gift jar. Please help us out!!

If you have harvested honey, bring your own. If you have not harvested or do not have lots to share, please buy a few jars.
Penny will be transferring the honey into lovely gift jars for the El Rio Residents, so a quart jar or two is perfect.


September 2016 Guild Meeting

The September 2016 Guild Meeting is tomorrow night. In addition to our usual agenda items, we will hear from UCSC graduate student, Monika Egerer. She’ll be discussing her research on the ecological complexities of urban agriculture in the California central coast.

Check out the meeting agenda here.

Note: to accommodate Monika’s schedule, we’ve changed the format of the meeting around a bit. We’ll be hearing from Monika at 7:00, and continue with our meeting after the break.

See you there!