Monthly Meetings

The Beekeepers' Guild of San Mateo County holds meetings the first Thursday of each month, featuring experienced members or special guests who talk about honey bees and/or beekeeping. Meetings start at 7:00 pm; additionally, at 6:30 pm the BEEginner's Corner meets for informal discussion on beginning beekeeping.

Jan 5: All About Apitherapy — Tamara Wolfson LAc

Feb 2: Equipment Show & Tell — There will be a brief overview of standard hives and tools at the beginning of the meeting

  • Show your beekeeping inventions and custom equipment
  • There will be a brief overview of standard hives and tools at the beginning of the meeting

Mar 9: Panel Discussion: Starting and Nurturing a New Hive

Apr 6: Presence of Pesticide in Pollen & Nectar in Urban/Surburban Hives — Joseph Sullivan, Wildlife Biologist

May 4: BroodMinder: Bee Health Telemetry -- How to Learn What's Going on Inside Hives Without Disturbing the Bees — Rich Morris

Jun 1: Pest/Disease Identification — Art Hall

Jun 27: Public Board Mtg — Meeting will be held at 6:30-8:30 pm, 681 Canyon Road Redwood City

Jul 13: Potluck Social! — Bring an appetizer or dessert serving 6 to share.

Aug 3: Anaphylaxis in the Apiary — Elizabeth Newell

  • West Nile Virus and spraying for mosquitos — San Mateo County Vector Control

Aug 5: Guild Annual Picnic — Burlingame Park & Rec, 850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, 11am-3pm

Sep 7: Soap, Candles, and Other Things to Create with Hive Products — Live demos by Guild craftspeople

Oct 5: Mite-resistant Russian Bees — Steven Coy, Coy Bee Company

Nov 2: Bee Research Update — Dr. Elina Lastro Nino, UC Davis

Dec 7: Annual Holiday Party and Elections

Meeting Location

The Guild meets at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1106 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos (corner of Brittan & Alameda de las Pulgas).

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