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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


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.

2023 Beekeepers Kick-off

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
Jeremy Rose’s Nucleus hives (2022 image).

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.

Crafts Day

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.

Honey straws
Balloon Votives
Sue’s Pine Cone Bees and her “Hexagon Box”

Mike L. cleaning wax

Apiary Visit, August 23

Mike Lindsey leads a workshop on Varroa Mite monitoring and management on Tuesday, August 23, starting at 6 PM, at the Paso Bamboo Farm, 5590 North River Rd, Paso Robles, Ca.

Mike will teach mite sampling techniques to assess colony parasitism.
Mike will demonstrate major Varroa management tools and techniques.

We will be opening hives to sample the colonies, bring your suit and veil.

Summer Apiary Visit

Tuesday, June 28th starting at 6:30 PM
Kathy Longacre’s Apiary – 6440 Corral de Piedra Rd (near Edna x Price Canyon)

DW Schoenthal presents on “Public Space Swarms”

(Photo by DW Schoenthal, Removing a chimney swarm using a “throne”)

DW Schoenthal leads a very active and successful swarm management practice in the Sacramento, Ca region.  
DW will present his lecture, Public Space Swarms, via a Zoom link on
Tuesday, March 1st, starting at 6:30 PM. We will host a round-robbin warm-up starting at 6 PM. Hope to see lots of smiling faces.

Time: Mar 1, 2022 Starting 06:00 PM 

Join Central Coast Beekeepers’ Zoom “Public Space Swarms”

2022 Kickoff, Digital Round-Table

Kicking off our beekeeping year, a Zoom meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan 25 starting at 6:00 PM.

We will be wide open to beekeeping questions and concerns.

Planning and strategies for the coming season will be our focus.

We will introduce the beekeepers offering nucleus hives and queens for local pickup.

We will re-energize our club swarm list for the spring season.

A short primer on equipment and practices for free-flying swarm capture will be given.


Topic: 2022 Spring Kick-off

Time: Jan 25, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 863 8983 5811
Passcode: 355821

Meeting ID: 863 8983 5811
Passcode: 355821

Golden Oak Honey and Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct 23rd in Paso Robles downtown City Park

Central Coast Beekeepers Alliance has contributed a booth, speakers and kids activities to the fun fall event for years.
After a ‘pandemic break’, we are back this year on Saturday, October 23rd.