2020 Kick Off Meeting
Another bee season is upon us!
Posted on December 5, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
Join us this Sunday for our 2020 kick off meeting. We start the year by welcoming Dw Schoenthal from BlueGreenHorizon Bee Rescue. Dw's talk, "Early never hurts and Late never works!" will discuss prepping for swarms, traps and other historical methods. Many members may be familiar with Dw from Facebook where he's a regular contributor. […]
2020 HERE WE COME
Happy Holidays and Bees on Earth!
Posted on December 3, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
We had a great time at the parade. Thanks to all who came out. Just a reminder, there will be no potluck or club meeting as was listed in the calendar. We are currently updating our website which will soon be ready for 2020 membership, class sign ups, as well as bee orders. Members will […]
November 10 General Meeting
Registering your bees. What's the scoop?
Posted on November 8, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
This month we welcome back LeeAnne Mila from the El Dorado County Department of Agriculture. She will be speaking about current California requirements for hive registration, as well as fielding questions about local ordinances. Recently, there's been many questions regarding communities who have beekeeping restrictions beyond the county ordinance, here's your chance to get your […]
October 13 General Meeting
Show off your honey!
Posted on October 12, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
We thought it would be fun to have a 'honey tasting' at this month's meeting. We'll supply the sample cups and tasting sticks –– you bring the honey! We'll also have a refractometer to check moisture content. If you bottle your honey for resale, bring in your finished product. We'd love to see all the […]
September 8 General Meeting
Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives
Posted on September 6, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
Curious about Top Bar Hives? Join us this month as club member Chuck Jachens discusses the management techniques and construction of top bar hives. Chuck will also be comparing the differences and similarities to Langstroth hives. For the second half of our meeting we'll be discussing what's going on in your hives during autumn and […]
Summer social, Aug 17, RSVP today!
Posted on August 5, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
Saturday, August 174:00 pm$10/personBluestone Meadow, PlacervilleRSVP today Our annual summer social is right around the corner, with John and Carolyn Havicon hosting at their beautiful Bluestone Meadow venue. Enjoy an evening of music by the Quartz Mountain Ramblers, delicious Mexican fare, drinks, dessert and great company! To sign up, click the 'Summer Social RSVP' button […]
July 14 General Meeting
Learn about solitary bees
Posted on July 10, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
This month we welcome entomologist Steve Peterson, who has been managing and conducting research on solitary bees for over 20 years. Steve will give an in depth talk on the life cycle, nesting materials and management steps of these bees. He is currently managing a population of blue orchard bees (aka orchard mason bees). We’ll […]
June 9 General Meeting
California Master Beekeeper Program
Posted on June 5, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
This month we welcome club member Wendy Mather from the UC Davis Extension, California Master Beekeeper Program. Now in its fourth year, Wendy will be talking about what the program entails, how to enroll, its current progress and future goals. We’ll also be holding our raffle. All re-gifted, gently used or plant donations are greatly […]
May 12 General Meeting
Breeding, mite drift & citizen science
Posted on May 10, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
This month we welcome back Randy Oliver. For the past couple of years Randy has been working on breeding for mite resistant bees. He'll explain the process, what's involved and update us on his current progress. Last fall, Randy also conducted research on mite drift. He'll share what he's learned so far and explain his […]
Are you ready? Packaged bees are coming.
Package pick up Sunday, April 7, 1 – 3 pm
Posted on March 31, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
Packaged bees will be available for pick up this Sunday, April 7 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm at BlueStone Meadow Farm, 2025 Carson Road, Placerville. Starting at 1:15 we will be demonstrating how to install a package into a top bar hive and at 1:45 and 2:15 be demonstrating installation into a Langstroth hive. If […]
Sunday general meeting
Randy Oliver on spring management
Posted on March 5, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
This month we welcome back local biologist and beekeeper Randy Oliver. He'll be speaking on springtime in the apiary. You won't want to miss out on his recommendations for growing your colonies and honing your spring management skills. For the second half of our meeting club member Paul Watkins will be demonstrating our very cool, […]
Possible SNOW DAY!
Club meeting may be cancelled
Posted on January 20, 2019 by Sandy Honigsberg
We should know by noon Sunday if the Senior Center will be open. If the meeting is cancelled, we will email all members, as well as post on Facebook and our website. This month we welcome Kit Veerkamp from the El Dorado Master Gardeners who will be speaking to us on planting for pollinators. As […]
Big Change for 2019
New meeting day
Posted on December 4, 2018 by Sandy Honigsberg
Our regular meeting day has been moved to the second Sunday of the month. This was by far the most popular choice from our survey of club members. The earlier day now allows us to hold meetings all 12 months of the year. The survey also provided board members with a range of topics that […]