El Dorado Beekeepers

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  • children viewing bees in observation hive
  • swarm cells
  • uncapping honey frame
  • Beginners with Bees class participants
Join us for our annual holiday buzz!

It's Our Holiday Social!

Mead making demo with Mead tasting for us, followed by dessert potluck!

mead rsvp dec 9On December 11 at 4:00 PM we will be clustering at Bluestone Meadow for a Mead making demonstration by Jim Guilliams, followed by Mead tasting by Strad Meadery, and finishing up with a Dessert Potluck

Club members, look for an email from the club with a link to an RSVP for you and your guests.

Potential members will be able to join the club and the party starting December 1.  See you there!

Honey for club members! Did you get yours?

If you're a current club member, bring an 8oz jar to the Holiday Social and have it filled with this year's honey from our club apiary located near the Sherwood Demonstration Garden.

Attention Artistic Beekeepers!

We need your talents to design a very special, one-time, limited-edition, El Dorado Beekeepers T-shirt! If you are interested, please submit your T-shirt design ideas to [email protected] by December 31st, 2022. These limited-edition t-shirts will be given as gifts to all our wonderful volunteers throughout the 2022-2023 year. And the best news? If your design is picked, you will be gifted your very own T-shirt with your design to show off to all your friends and fellow beekeepers!

club apiary beginners with beesClub apiary now open

Hey everyone, come on out for our open apiary days! The Club apiary, located at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. will now be open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month if weather permits. Check the times on our Facebook group. The hives are across from the garden. Club Beekeeper Jim Guilliams will be available to open hives, answer questions and demonstrate techniques. If you're not working with a mentor, this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered!

Questions about what's going on with your bees? Try our Facebook group

If you can't figure out what the heck's going on in that hive, check out our Facebook group, where club members post questions, answers, and many opinions. The answer is usually "no, that's a drone". You can also post photos of your beekeeping successes!

Hungry Bees?

It's a good idea to have pollen patties on hand, so you have them when necessary. The club has pollen patties for sale, $3 each. Placerville area, contact John Havicon at 916.996.8371, or for the Cameron Park area, contact Bernie Ruzicka at 916.719.6708. They are also available at our club meetings.

Our next meeting will be our Members Only Holiday Social on Sunday, December 11, 4-6 at the Bluestone Meadow Lavender Farm, 2025 Carson Road in Placerville. Join us!

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$35 Standard

$20 Youth

Dec 1 – Nov 30
Member Benefits
  • monthly meetings
    and speakers
  • buy bees through
    the club
  • discounted classes
  • mentoring
  • club socials
  • equipment loans
  • website resources
  • field days and workshops
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