2019 Kick-off Meeting

Spring Kick-off Meeting, Monday, February 18th, 6 PM

New location: Animal Care Clinic, 162 Cross St, San Luis Obispo, Ca
Clinic is just off Tank Farm Rd, 1 block north of lower Higuera St.

Monday, February 18th Meeting Highlights
• Early spring colony management
• Encouraging growth with hive checkerboarding and reversing
• Prevention of uncontrolled swarming
• Equipment and gear options
• Apiary expansion and splitting preview.
• Preparing for swarms

February hives are “brooding up” — the rapid expansion of the colony encouraged by the burst of spring flowers.
Learn how to manage and benefit from this sudden flush of growth.

September CCBA 2018 Meeting

CCBA monthly meeting, Monday, Sept. 17, Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus St., Paso Robles
6:15 – Networking
6:30 – Practicum: Fall Management (yellow jackets, robbing, and ants): by John Chesnut
7:30 – Club business
It’s time to think about a new leadership team: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary. Please consider who you might nominate, including yourself. New team to be named at November meeting.

CCBA August Meeting – August 20

CCBA monthly meeting, Monday, August 20, SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St. San Luis Obispo.
6:15 – Networking
6:30 – Practicum: Mites presented by John Chesnut
7:30 – Club business
It’s not too early to be thinking about a new leadership team: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary… Some team members may wish to continue.  Please consider who you might nominate, including yourself.

JULY APAIARY VISITS

CCBA July meeting, Monday, July 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is an apiary visit, lead by John Hupp, hosted by Robin Gable at SLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo
Exit Hwy 101, west onto San Luis Bay Dr. Take first left onto Monte Rd.
Bring protective gear, water, and a chair.
See you there.

CCBA JUNE Apiary visit

CCBA June meeting
Apiary visit hosted by Lena Thompson, lead by Summer van Buerden.
7450 Vernalis Rd., Atascadero. Last house on the left on dead end road. Please drive very slowly.
Please bring protective clothing and a portable chair.

May 2018 meeting

CCBA monthly meeting.

Apiary visit hosted by Kathy Longacre, 6440 Corral de Piedra, San Luis Obispo. Bring protective clothing and a chair.

From SLO take Hwy. 227, to Price Canyon Road west. Take first right, immediately after railroad tracks, at .3 miles, onto Corral de Piedra. Continue on gravel road to parking at a turn-around. The property is along the railroad tracks with a shed and a big gate into the property.
From Pismo take Price Canyon Rd, turn left before the railroad tracks, onto Corral de Piedra.

April meeting -2018

CCBA monthly meeting, Monday, April 16.
6:15 Networking
6:30 Practicum – Hive Splits by Dr. Gordon Wardell
7:30 Club Business

We are celebrating our 4th anniversary. Bring a potluck dish to share.

Beginner Beekeeping Class

Beginner Beekeeping Class
Saturday, March 24, 1-3 p.m. Oak Creek Commons 635 Nicklaus St.
Paso Robles
Led by Erin Holden: We’ll discuss the basics of keeping bees; hive design and equipment, procuring bees, bee hierarchy, honey harvest and pest management.
To pre-register, text Erin at: 805-720-5992
Fee: $20 for CCBA club members. Will accept venmo. $15 club dues for 2018 – cash only please.

March meeting

CCBA monthly meeting, Monday, March. 19, SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St. San Luis Obispo.

6:15 – Networking
6:30 – Guest speaker: Gordon Wardell is making a presentation on bee nutrition.
7:30 – Club business

We are offering a beginning beekeeping class on March 24, led by Erin Holden. See attached flyer for details.

January 2018 Meeting

Happy Bee Year!

 

Next CCBA meeting is scheduled for:
Monday, Jan 226:15-8:00 p.m.
Oak Creek Commons, 635 Nicklaus Dr., Paso Robles
Agenda
6:15-6:30 Networking
6:30-8:00 Club business
Annual dues – $15 – due in January