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.

Guild meetings normally take place at Trinity Presbyterian Church in San Carlos. However, at present we are using virtual meetings via Zoom and Webinar Jam. Specifics and links to join the meetings they will be emailed to the Guild’s member roster and our Google email group before each meeting.

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 VIRTUAL MEETING: 10 Things Every Beginner Beekeeper Should Learn — Elizabeth Newell

June 11 VIRTUAL MEETING: Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a Time of Crisis — Michael Thiele

July 9 VIRTUAL MEETING: Harvesting — TBD

August 6 : TBD — TBD

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

September 3 : Varroa Mites — Samuel Ramsey

October 1 : Fungi and Bee Health — Tom Dadant, UC Santa Cruz

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).

Suggest a Speaker

Got an idea for a speaker you’d like to see at a Guild meeting? Email Please include the speaker’s name and contact info, as well as a description of their area of expertise.