Events/Meetings

    Spring is here!
    Swarming season has begun. The new queens are coming into the world and the old queens are being carried off to continue the genetic line elsewhere. This is also an opportunity to break the mite cycle. It’s nature’s way of keeping in balance that which can become out of balance and ultimately take over a hive. For those who allow their hives to swarm, there must be a responsibility attached to that in the urban dwelling. We can’t be having our bees swarm to an attic down the street or the tool shed across the street. Be present during this season and catch your swarms. Be neighborhood friendly.

    For those who want to prevent swarming, come to the member apiary meetup on April 8th and learn how to split your hive to try to prevent the swarm from happening. This is a member only event and an RSVP is required.
    Contact Kathy at beekeepersguildsb@yahoo.com

    Its swarming season!
    If you want to be on the swarm list, be a current member and email Susan at:
    beekeepersguildsb@yahoo.com
    and bee ready to receive the bees into a cozy new home, as well as bee prepared to rescue the swarm. Helpers are usually available for those that want or need it.

    Hive splitting at the Apiary
    April 8th: Hive Splitting at the Apiary
    1:00 – 3:00 Bee suits required
    Members only: RSVP beekeepersguildsb@yahoo.com

    Earth Day
    April 21-22: Earth Day – Booth volunteers needed.
    Contact Kathy at beekeepersguildsb@yahoo.com

    Honey Tasting and formation of Bee Buddies Mentor Program
    May 6th: 4pm to 5:30pm
    Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta

    Archie Mitchell Lecture
    June 3rd: Archie Mitchell will join us to talk about the Western Apicultural Society in which he currently serves as regional director. He is the director of the Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association, member of the California State Beekeepers Association and Santa Maria Beekeepers Clubs. He also teaches beekeeping classes at Allan Hancock College.
    4pm to 5:30pm
    Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta

    Discussion with Laurie Rasmussen
    July 1st: Top Bar discussion led by Laurie Rasmussen
    4pm to 5:30pm
    Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta