Meetings & Events

 

We guarantee lively discussions at our meetups and the opportunity to network, make new friends and learn more about the lives of our amazing bees! 


Mark your calendars!

Meetings take place the 1st Sunday of every month from 4:30PM -6:00PM unless otherwise posted. 

Sunday, Oct. 13th

Annual Harvest Festival

1 pm - 4 pm

Location Coming soon!

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Sunday, Oct. 13th

Annual Harvest Festival

We are gearing up for our annual Harvest Festival and silent auction. This is a gathering where bees are the themes, food is abundant, and swarming is allowed! 


We need your help. Please donate to the auction. Anything you are creative enough to think, of works.

1 pm - 4 pm

Location Coming soon!

Sunday, Nov. 3rd

Top Bar Workshop - MAX 10 Participants ($65/person)

11 am - 1 pm

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Sunday, Nov. 3rd

Top Bar Workshop - MAX 10 Participants ($65/person)

 

Join us for a jam-packed workshop about "Top Bar Hives - The In's & the Out's" with our Guest Speaker, Hilary Kearney as she walks us through the most important aspects of beekeeping in a Top Bar Hive and learn how her unique business model has inspired people all around the world.


In this informative session, we'll discuss the benefits of natural beekeeping in top bar hives, and outline both the "how-to" and the "why-to" of this simple, bee-friendly, and beekeeper-friendly method of keeping bees.


One very full session filled with the information you need to be ready to keep your own bees in top bar hives. This session has a limit of 10 attendees. Register today to reserve your seat!


**This session is appropriate for BOTH novice and  experienced beekeepers. Participants should have a basic knowledge of bee lifecycle. Total beginners may have trouble following along but they can get themselves up to speed before the session by taking Hilary’s “Intro to Beekeeping” class online.


RESERVE YOUR SEAT BEFORE SPACE RUNS OUT!

11 am - 1 pm

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Sunday, Nov. 3rd

Working with Africanized Bees - Speaker Hilary Kearney

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Goleta Valley Community Center

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Sunday, Nov. 3rd

Working with Africanized Bees - Speaker Hilary Kearney

 

Hilary Kearney founded Girl Next Door Honey in 2012 in her home town of San Diego, California after graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Fine Art. Breaking from tradition, she developed a beekeeping business that does not rely on honey sales or pollination services for economic success. Instead, Girl Next Door Honey focuses on bee-centric programs such as natural beekeeping classes, apiary management, classroom presentations, beehive tours, live bee removal and more!


Hilary’s beekeeping exploits and unique business model have inspired people all around the world. She is the author of the beekeeping blog Beekeeping Like A Girl and maintains a popular Instagram account. When she’s not rescuing bees, teaching about bees, photographing bees or managing one of her fifty colonies… she’s sleeping and dreaming of bees.


Join us for an exciting discussion with Hilary around the topic “Working with Africanized Bees.”

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Goleta Valley Community Center

Sunday, Nov. 17th

Candle Dipping Workshop

11 am - 1 pm

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Sunday, Nov. 17th

Candle Dipping Workshop

Join us for a fun day of candle making and get to meet other local Guild members. Your ticket price covers the cost of supplies. Grab your friends and get a ticket before we sell out! 


This event will be capped at 20 people, so please purchase your ticket as soon as possible to reserve your seat.


Once you have purchased your ticket, the location and details of the workshop will be sent in an email to the email address of the person who purchases the ticket. 


Ticket Prices:

Member(s): $25

Non-Member(s): $35


**On November 1st we will send an email with the location of the workshop to those have who purchased a ticket.


RESERVE YOUR SEAT BEFORE SPACE RUNS OUT!


11 am - 1 pm

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