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May Guild Meeting is this Wednesday

The May guild meeting is this Wednesday. Our guest speaker this month had to reschedule, so we’ll be hearing form Karla about what she picked up at the “Organic/Natural Beekeeping Conference” in March, and from Marja about an all-day session she attended with Bernardo Niño from the E.L. Niño Bee Lab in the Department of Entomology at UC Davis.

Also, please be sure to note the parking information on the meeting page.

See you Wednesday!

April Guild meeting this Wednesday

The April guild meeting is this Wednesday. In addition to the regular topics, we’ll be discussing splits.

Also, please be sure to note the parking information on the meeting page. At the March meeting things got a bit tight in the Lenz lot, and we almost blocked in some employees. Andrew Lenz, Jr., the owner, has told us we are welcome to use the lot after hours, but please follow these guidelines:

Never block any cars in the Lenz Arts lot.

Staff sometimes stays until 7 p.m. and a number park behind the building (behind the chain link fence). Please keep the fence area clear so employees can get out.

We may use the Lenz Arts lot on the following conditions:
– Any parking in the lot really should be after 6:10 p.m. and
MUST, MUST be after 6 p.m. (Earlier runs the risk of towing.)
– Absolutely no blocking egress of ANY vehicle*
– No parking anywhere along the fence where it says “No parking”.
*Never assume that all cars in the lot are beekeeper cars since they are typically not.

Thanks for your help and cooperation.

See you Wednesday!

February Guild Meeting

The February Guild Meeting is this Wednesday. We have a great speaker from UCSC – Christof Bernau – coming to talk to us about bee-friendly plants.

Also, if you’re thinking of getting into beekeeping, this is the time of year to get started! Come to the meeting at 6:30, where you’ll have an opportunity to ask all your questions about becoming a beekeeper and you’ll meet the Santa Cruz beekeeping community!

See you Wednesday!

No Guild meeting in January

There won’t be a Guild meeting this month, but join us on 3 February 2016 for our first meeting of 2016! Happy new year!

November guild meeting tomorrow, November 4th

We’ll be talking about non-honey hive products like salves and tinctures as well a mead making.

Details on the events page.

If you have questions, are looking for a mentor, etc, come early to chat with other guild members. The meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Please, respect the El Rio residents: Do not park inside the park, please park outside the mobile home park and upon leaving (with all the enthusiasm we always have) please keep your voices down.

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 park anyone in.

September Guild meeting tomorrow

The September guild meeting is tomorrow, September 2nd. This month we welcome Deanna Giuliano from the California Native Plants Society, Santa Cruz Chapter as our speaker. She will be talking to us about native plants and pollinators.

September Guild Meeting

As always:

Socializing at 6:30, meeting at 7:00

Please, respect the El Rio residents: Do not park inside the park, please park outside the mobile home park and upon leaving (with all the enthusiasm we always have) please keep your voices down.

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 park anyone in.

August Guild Meeting coming up Wednesday

The August guild meeting is coming up next Wednesday, August 5th. We’ll be talking about fall hive preparation, so don’t miss out!

August Guild Meeting

As always:

Please, respect the El Rio residents: Do not park inside the park, please park outside the mobile home park and upon leaving (with all the enthusiasm we always have) please keep your voices down.

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 park anyone in.

July Guild Meeting Tomorrow

The July Guild Meeting is tomorrow, July 1st.

Karla will be addressing drought related hive maintenance issues. Karla has asked for you to bring your questions and issues for group discussion.

If you have questions, are looking for a mentor, etc, come early to chat with other guild members.

As always, please respect the El Rio residents: Do not park inside the park, please park outside the mobile home park and upon leaving (with all the enthusiasm we always have) please keep your voices down.

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 park anyone in.

See you there!

June Guild Meeting tomorrow.

The June Guild Meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday June 3rd.

Details here.

See you there!

Guild meeting this Wednesday

The May guild meeting is coming up this Wednesday. In additions to the usual topics (introductions, the good bad and ugly) Marja will be talking about swarms. More info here.