Thursday, August 10th Santa Margarita Community Hall 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.
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.
February Beekeeping Alliance meeting, February 9th at the Santa Margarita Community Hall. Social Hour begins at 5:30, program at 6:30
We will host a panel discussion with Swarm Catching pros. We will be providing tips and guidance for our coming swarm season: managing swarms in your own colony, trapping the ones that escape, capturing free-flying swarms.
Thursday, January 12th Santa Margarita Community Hall Social Hour begins 5:30, Program 6:30 9610 Murphy Ave (cross of “I” St) Santa Margarita, Ca
Abundant Rains will push a Spring honeyflow for the record books. Time to shake out the cobwebs. This is an important meeting for **both** eager Newbees and folks with established colonies.
On Tap: Jeremy Rose (California Bee Company) on Spring nucleus colonies from his apiary. Jeremy will be taking orders for April delivery. Thomas John McCall (Sierra Honey Farms) will be offering sign up for his spring Nucs. Early Spring management and build up of your overwintered colonies.
Tim Ball on Swarm Lures and a proposed co-op buy of honey jars. Equipment and Gear show and tell.
Some pix from our annual Crafts Day. Lovely warm sunny afternoon before the rains came. Sue brought complete supplies for her “Pine Cone Bees” complete with Ukrainian Maple seed wings, and cast beeswax ornaments in Sugar cookie molds. The Balloon mold votive candle shells were a huge hit with the kids. Mindy supervised the “Lip Balm” mix with recipes for Coconut, Shea butter, and Cocoa mixes. Crafts Day marks our end-of-season wrap up, we will meet again for the spring kick-off in January. Dip candles were run by Mike Lindsey and Judy Neuhauser.