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 Party Time!

Annual Beekeepers Bash

Club members and their guests are invited to our Summer Social. The Big Valley Beekeepers Guild are joining us too!

Sunday, August 14th, 5-8pmparty time 1

Our most popular event is coming soon — our annual summer party. This year we will be at a beautiful outdoor venue with the rock-n-roll band The Double Shots, a catered BBQ Tri-tip meal, and some extras we’re still working on. This is a members-only event, and we are inviting members of our sister club, Big Valley Beekeepers Guild to join us. We're planning a Beekeeping Knowledge Smackdown, with teams from the two clubs, with a prize (so start studying now!) We may have some honey-related libations available...hmmm.... Look for the postcard soon. To sign up, click the Summer Social box to the right. We hope to see everyone there!


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! Check the FaceBook Group page (honey bears) to see if we have a hot weather time change.


September Club Meeting: Stephan Repasky will speak via Zoom on Overwintering in Single Deeps.

More information to come.

Sunday, September 11th   4 – 6 pm
Cameron Park Community Center, Social Room

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 often 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, Sunday, August 14th is the party! See you there!

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$15 Youth

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