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Special Announcement!

Due to the Shelter in Place order from Santa Cruz County Health Officer and the State of California, the in-person May Guild meeting is canceled. The Guild will host a May split demonstration virtually using

Details for how to access the virtual meeting are in the Meeting Announcement on the events calendar.

Welcome to the website of the Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild.

We are a loosely organized group of beekeepers in the Santa Cruz area. Most of us are hobbyists, but some of us include beekeeping as part of their professional livelihoods. We come from all walks of life and have a wide range of hands-on knowledge in the apiary, from first-year beekeepers to seasoned “experts” with several years of experience from which we can all learn. Anyone interested in bees and/or beekeeping is welcome to join us.

We gather monthly to share our recent experiences with the craft of beekeeping and to learn from guest speakers. Our informal meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. Details can be found on the meetings page.

We also maintain a group and mailing list where members can share information, ask questions, get advice, and arrange to buy or sell equipment. We invite you to sign up and join the discussions!