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February 2023 Guild Meeting: Swarms and Bait Hives

February 1 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Parking Instructions

  • Parking inside El Rio Mobile Home Park is prohibited.
  • Use Lenz Arts lot, but avoid ivy wall/gate with “no parking” signs for after-hours staff access.
  • Metered street parking available.

Quest Speaker Tucka Saville

“Long Live the Queen: tips and tricks.” Its all about queen handling, introduction and other practicalities around Queens.

June 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Tucka’s Bio:

“Bzz! I run about 300 colonies in Upstate NY and South Florida. My business, Tucka Bee LLC, sprung from 100 swarm traps in the south. My primary mentors are Mike Palmer in upstate Vermont and Sam Comfort, creator of the Comfort Hive. I raise about 500-1000 queens per year and also produce a bit of honey and wax. I enjoy standing in swarms, swimming in rivers, and long days queen-catching while my pup lounges in the sun. It’s a pirate’s life with bees! Zzb.”

May Zoom Meeting

Purpose of Splits – The How and the Why

Breaking Mite Cycle – Avoiding Swarms

Ian and Amanda Presenting

May 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

April Zoom Meeting

Installing Nucs and Packages / Mite Prevention

Amanda presenting

April 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

April 7 Installing Packages and Nucs

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

March Zoom Meeting – Meredith May, Author

March 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

6:30 – 7:15 Emily will talk about SWARMS, why they happen, and how to collect one successfully

7:15 – 8:30 Guest Speaker Meredith May, Author of The Honey Bus and 5th Generation Beekeeper

Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild

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May 2020 Virtual Guild Meeting

May 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild

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Our regular in-person Guild Meeting has been canceled. We will be hosting a virtual meeting demonstrating splits on Zoom:

Topic: Same Yard Split by Ian – Walk Away Split by Amanda
Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 735 0341 4814
Password: 091086ZOOM


  • Go to and set up a free account with your name and email address. It takes 5-10 minutes. Please set up your Zoom account well before the meeting.  
  • After you have logged in, select the box that pops up with: Open You will also get a message to test the audio on your computer or iPad. 
  • Once you are in the meeting, keep your mute on unless speaking. You may be asked to enter the Password.
  • If the link is not live, copy and paste it into the address field.  We look forward to seeing you!! 

December 2020 Guild Meeting

December 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm


  • Amanda, President
  • Paula, Treasurer
  • Harry Schoenfeld, Woodcarver, Beekeeper

Holiday Potluck Party; Silent Auction; The Canadian Beekeeper Video

Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild

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November 2020 Guild Meeting

November 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm


  • Bodo Langen, Educator & Beekeeper Extraordinaire

Esoteric and Exoteric Aspects of Living with Bees

Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild

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October 2020 Guild Meeting

October 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm


  • Dick Vennerbeck, Raffle Meister
  • Angie Aragon & Paula Toledo, Beekeepers and Purveyors of Practical Hive Products

Helpful Bee Keeping Hacks, Value Added Products From the Hive + DIY Recipes

Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild

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