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.
Feb 8: Splitting Hives — Gary Butler
Mar 1: Fishing for Bees: Swarm/Bait Hives — Phil Stob
Apr 5: Varroa Mite Treatment — Bernardo Niño
May 3: Gardening for Honeybees and Pollinators — Cindy Burgdorf, Master Gardeners
May 14: Board Meeting open to the Membership
- Meeting runs 6:30-8:30 pm
- Meeting will include a honey tasting
- 681 Canyon Rd, Redwood City
Jun 14: Local Queens and Survivor Stock — Emily Bondor, Santa Cruz Bee Co.
Jul 5: Honey Tasting Accompanied by Short Discussion on Nectar Contributing to Bay Area Flavors — Kendal Sager
Aug 2: A Year in My Apiary — Serge Labesque
Aug 11: Guild Annual Picnic — Burlingame Park & Rec, 850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, 11am-3pm
- Picnic area near the Baseball diamond 3rd base
Sep 6: Zombees — Christopher Quock
Oct 4: Guild 'Mini Maker Faire'! Bring your hive-based creations and beekeeping inventions to show/sell/swap — Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a table
- Show your beekeeping inventions and custom equipment
- Demo hive-based crafts
- Sell/stock up on hive-derived holiday gifts
- Share techniques and tools you have developed
- Bring honey recipes to share
Nov 1: Bees and Land Mines — Art Hall
Dec 6: Annual Holiday Party and Elections — LOCATION CHANGE: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster Avenue, RWC
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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