Author Archives: John Chesnut

March 2024 Meeting

“Everything you Need to know about Chasing Swarms”

presented by Sue Hulsmann

February Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 15th at Santa Margarita Community Hall

Social Mixer at 6 PM, program begins 6;30

January 2024 Spring Kick-off

Bee Alliance meeting on Thursday, Jan 18th at Santa Margarita Community Hall.

Bee Crafts Day and End-of-Season potluck

Member’s Event

Saturday, Nov 18,  1-4 PM 
Lena Thompson’s Barn
7450 Vernalis Rd, Atascadero.
The barn is on a dead-end along the Salinas River, south of Cubaril Avenue.  Off Garbarda Rd, off Tampico Rd.
Note new location this year !!

This is an Alliance members event. We will collect new and renewed memberships in the Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance for the coming year, 2024 ($20 /year) at the craft day.
°°° Please wear work clothes, you will spill melted beeswax.°°°
We will have six activity stations for participating in our craft demonstrations. Including beeswax ornaments, dip taper candles, lip balm, balloon votives, honey straws and more.
Kathy Longacre is organizing the potluck this year,   she remarks:
Bring a folding chair so we can sit together.
A thru G  main dish, H thru O salad or side dish and P thru Z  desserts.  If you have a favorite dish you really want to share bring it no matter what letter your last name starts with. 
Remember to bring a serving spoon for your dish.
I will bring paper plates,  napkins and plastic ware (but feel free to bring your own reusable) and some lemonade plus cups. 
We will need some folding tables for crafts and the feast.

All about Varroa — August. 10th Meeting

Thursday,  August 10th 
Santa Margarita Community Hal
9610 Murphy Ave (cross of “I” St, next to the library)
Everyone invited to the Thursday meeting.
Social mixer begins at 6 PM
Mike Lindsey will present  Varroa Mite Strategy and Management
Varroa Mites are the most severe issue facing Central Coast Bees.   Learn strategies and managements practiced by veteran beekeeper Mike Lindsey to respond to the threat posed by Varroa. 

Do YOUR homework:   download and read the Honeybee Health Coalition guide to Varroa management,

July 13th CCBA Meeting

“Beekeeping in the Summer Transitions”
Santa Margarita Community Hall
9610 Murphy Ave (Cross of I St, next to the library)
Social Mixer begins at 6 PM

Thursday, June 8th Alliance Meeting

Meeting at the Santa Margarita Community Hall
( 9610 Murphy, Cross of I St, next to the Library)
Thursday, June 8th, social mixer begins at 6 PM
Our program topic will be “Honey Harvest”

May 11th CCBA meeting

Colony splits, divisions and queen introduction

April Meeting Bees and Blooms

Our April meeting will be hosted by Anna Rempel on Thursday, April 13 from 6 to 8 at the Oak Creek Commons Great Room, 635 Nicklaus Dr. Paso Robles

Anna Rempel founded the Central Coast Bee Alliance in late 2013, assisted in her vision by the late Rob Kimmell. Her special interest in the relationship of our honeybees to our abundant spring flowers will be the topic of our April meeting.

Bring a tin soup can to hold the Black Sage starts we will be preparing as a hand-on activity during the meeting.

Oak Creek Commons is on Nicklaus St opposite Pat Butler Elementary. Park on the street and walk to the Great Room.

Queens and Splits in Early Spring

Central Coast Beekeeper Alliance Meeting
Thursday, March 9th
Santa Margarita Community Hall