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Guild Meeting

The Guild meets every first Wednesday of the month at the community room in the El Rio Mobile Home Park in Santa Cruz. See our event calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

For parking info, see below – please do not park inside the mobile home park. Walking into the the park from Pacific Avenue, turn right at the mailboxes, and you’ll see us there. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Newbees and old-timers are welcome to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for socializing before the meeting starts. The address is:

2120 North Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


All parking inside the mobile home park is for residents only. Please, respect the residents: park outside the El Rio Mobile Home Park and upon leaving keep your voices down. Park on the street, or in the Lenz Arts parking lot (they close at 6:00 p.m.), and walk in. If you park on the street, make sure you pay your meter to avoid a ticket. If you park in the Lenz parking lot, do not block anyone in. Thank you!

Notes from Guild Meetings:

Below are some notes and information from a few of our past meetings. We also occasionally invite guest speakers to our meetings.  With the speaker’s permission, we will post notes from these invited talks, as well.

April 2017 – Dinah Phillips’ talk on Top Bar Hives

July 2015 – Peter Cornelius’ talk on Integrated Pest Management and Varroa Control

May 2015 -Marja E van den Hende’s talk Anatomy of a Swarm, What I learned from Honeybee Democracy

September 2014 – Fall Management

April 2014 – Inspection checklist

February 2014 – Meeting notes

May 2013 – Peter Cornelius’ talk on Advanced Beekeeping

January 2012 – List of local bee-forage plants

August 2011 – Meeting notes