Email Discussion Group

The San Mateo County Beekeepers Guild offers an email discussion group for members: a place to share questions, answers, and observations about beekeeping with others in the guild.

Guidelines for Responsible Beekeeping

Our reference for good honeybee management practices.

Bee-friendly, Water-wise Gardening in San Mateo County

We offer a Google doc listing plants that grow well in our area, including information on whether they produce pollen or nectar, and bloom season. We also offer a downloadable PDF on Bee-friendly, Water-wise Gardening in San Mateo County.

Bee-friendly Nurseries

Bee-friendly nurseries in or near San Mateo County (Google spreadsheet or Google map).

Zazzle Shop — Get Your Guild Gear Now!

The Guild now have a Zazzle shop, where you can purchase t-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, and other items emblazoned with the Guild's logo or other bee-related designs. The shop uses Zazzle's payment collection system, allowing you to pay with debit cards, credit cards, or Paypal. All profits from items sold via the shop support the guild financially. Ready to check it out? Buzz on over to:

News & Videos

Links to news articles and videos of interest for beekeepers. Found a great article or video to share? Let us know.

Extractor Tips

We've put together a handy list of tips on using the Guild's extractor.

Book Reviews

So many books on bees and beekeeping... where do you even start?! Check out members' takes on classics and newer publications. And feel free to submit a book review for publication on this site.

Suppliers & Bee Clubs

Contact information for equipment suppliers, bee and queen suppliers, and local and national Beekeeping organizations. Please note that inclusion in this list does not indicate promotion by the Guild. This list is provided as a resource only.

Member Sites

Some of our members have bee-related web sites — take a peek! If you'd like to add your site to the list, just let us know.

Swarm/Hive Removal

If you need assistance with swarm removal or honey bee colony removal, we have you covered.