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.

January 9 (SECOND Thursday): Butterflies as Bee Ambassadors — Eleanor Laney

February 6 : Bait Hives — Phil Stob

March 5 : Swarm Prevention and Splits — Michael Bush

April 2 : A Year at a Glance for Bay Area Beekeepers — Kendal Sager

May 5 : TBD — TBD

June 11 (SECOND Thursday): Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a Time of Crisis — Michael Thiele

July 9 (SECOND Thursday): Informal Show & Tell — Elizabeth Newell will give a demo of how to use an extractor, then we’ll open the floor for an informal show & tell session and social time. Got a cool beekeeping device? Invented a nifty tool to help in your hive chores? We want to see it!

August 6 : TBD — TBD

August 8 : Annual Summer Picnic — 11 am–3 pm. Burlingame Park, Burlingame

September 3 : Varroa Mites — Samuel Ramsey

October 1 : TBD — TBD

November 5 : TBD — TBD

December 3 : Annual Holiday Party and Board Election

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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