Welcome to the website of the Beekeepers' Guild Of San Mateo County, California. We're located on the San Francisco peninsula, just south of San Francisco between the Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Our temperate, Mediterranean climate is perfect for year-round beekeeping.
We always welcome new members, regardless of beekeeping experience. Our membership ranges from seasoned veterans with over 70 years of experience to hobbyists just starting out. We’re an eclectic group of hobbyists, small-scale beekeepers and commercial beekeepers.
You’ll also find a range in beekeeping approaches, from the more chemical intensive beekeepers to those who practice organic or natural beekeeping methods. We have members who keep Langstroth hives, as well as a contingent of top-bar beekeepers, and members who prefer to keep a few of each type of hive.
The Guild provides a valuable community for sharing information, tips and resources, and camaraderie. Experienced members frequently guide and mentor beginning beekeepers.
We are offering both beginning and intermediate classes in 2013. You’ll learn about the equipment and techniques of beekeeping, with an emphasis on keeping bees in urban and suburban settings.
The Beekeepers' Guild of San Mateo County holds meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos. Meetings feature experienced members or special guests who talk about honey bees and/or beekeeping. Meetings start at 7:30 pm; additionally, at 6:45 pm the BEEginner's Corner meets for informal discussion on beginning beekeeping.