El Dorado Beekeepers

  • 6 bottles of honey
  • Beekeeping class
  • Bee on a white spiked flower
  • Bees on a white comb
  • Demo of hive frame to kids
  • Queen bee with larva
It's coming

The nectar flow...and club elections

blackberry blossoms

Our area's main nectar flow, the blackberry, is about to bloom! Are you ready? Supers on?

Don't miss the flow...join our board of directors. We have three openings for next year's board, which runs July through next June. Board meetings are held once a month to plan activities and to take care of club business. It's a great way to give back to the club — serve today!

To be added to the ballot, contact beekeeper@eldoradobeekeepers.org.
Ballots will be emailed June 12, after our club meeting.

How to read a beehive

Beehives are like mystery novels, you never know what twists and turns a plot — or our beehives — may take.

Join us as Dr. Dewey Caron reveals the clues on how to read a beehive. Gain understanding on what's happening with your colony, whether any intervention is needed and if it's appropriate for the season. Dr. Caron is an excellent educator — you won't want to miss this best seller!

Sunday, June 12th   4 – 6 pm
Cameron Park Community Center, Social Room
Dr. Caron will be speaking to us live from the east coast via Zoom.

dewey caronDr. Dewey M. Caron
Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, and Affiliate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. After retirement in 2009, Dewey moved to Portland OR to be closer to his grandkids. In retirement he remains active in bee education, writing for newsletters, giving Bee Short Courses, assisting in several Master Beekeeper programs and giving presentations to local, state and regional bee clubs. Currently Dewey administers a PNW honey bee loss/management survey and serves as Western Apicultural Society representative to Honey Bee Health Coalition.

club apiary beginners with beesClub apiary now open

Hey everyone, come on out for our open apiary days! The Club apiary is now open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from noon until 1:30, located at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden. 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! (The apiary will not be open Sat. May 21, as it's being used for a class.)

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El Dorado County Fair

June 16 – 19, 2022
We're back at the fair educating our community about bees and beekeeping. If you're interested in volunteering contact John Havicon at 916.996.8371.

Need Bees? Try our Facebook group

We're sold out for the year, but if you're still interested in getting bees, check out our Facebook group, where club members often post bees, queens and equipment for sale.

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 Ruiz at 916.719.6708. They are also available at our club meetings.

Join us at our next meeting, Sunday, June 12th at the Cameron Park Community Center. See you there!

Join our Group!


$35 Standard

$15 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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