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Next Meeting: Sunday June 25th
Our next meeting is Sunday, June 25th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Senior Center in Placerville.
Our speaker is from the Ag-in-the-Classroom (yes, the same folks that sponser the 'Farm-Day' that we had several people at!). We have the Elections, and the Social to talk about. As well as questions from you to the group, colony comparisons, and a bunch more.
Come as early as 3:30 and talk with fellow beekeepers before the meeting starts at 4:00 pm. Our meetings are held at the Senior Center 937 Spring St. Placerville. To get there, take Hwy 50 and turn at the light onto Bedford (left going east, right going west). Keep left onto Spring St. (Hwy 49) go thru the stop sign then turn left on Tunnel St, right on Robin Ct. The door to enter has "WIC" over the door.
Thank you to Farm Day volunteers - May 9th!!
EDBBK participates in Farm Day - a wonderful program for 3rd graders from public, private & charter schools, mostly on the West Slope.. It is FUN! Part of EDBBK's mission to provide education about honeybees and beekeeping locally. There were over 1300 3rd graders, plus teachers & chaperones (parents) participating with over 200 volunteers supporting event and presenters (like EDBBK). A smaller version of this event is held in September at South Lake Tahoe. Let us know if you would like to join other EDBBK volunteers for this event.
Thank you, Bruce, for Hands-on Opportunities
Friday May 5th & Saturday May 6th
Terrific experience both days though chilly for all including Bruce's bees on Sat. This was a free learning opportunity for members - a benefit of membership.
Our Bee Packages for 2017 are SOLD OUT!
If you still need bees and you are a member of EDBBK, there may be limited nucs and splits from members but cost and availability are unknown. Leave a note to the webmaster (via "Contact Us") for more info. Both queens and nucs are very limited at this time.
Have Bees...Now the Next Steps
Beekeeping class provided by El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers
Presenters: Jim Jakin & Chuck Jachens
This class was well attended & enjoyed on April 1, 2017
WHEN: MAYBE in Spring 2018
Please arrive no later than 8:45 to sign in as we hope to start class on time.
COST: $20 per member; $50 per non-member (or join and get membership for the year!). Lunch is included. Register on-line or contact us if you prefer to use check. Registration at the door if space is available (check or cash only).
Location: Government Center Hearing Room Building “C”
2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
Our bright yellow signs will be out.
Beekeeper 102 class topics include: Comb Management, Ventilation, Harvesting (crush & strain; using extractor), Top Bar Hives; Management of Hives; Pest Management, Doing a Mite Count and more. This class will not include the details for installing bee package into the hive; that information will be covered when bee packages are picked up.
This class will help as you move into your second season and beyond!
Contact us if you have questions.
Next Board Meeting March 23, 5-7pm
Our next Board Meeting will be Thursday, March 23, from 5-7 pm, at the Taylor Chiropractic Office, 484 Main St (Pleasant Valley Rd), Suite 14, in Diamond Village, Diamond Springs. Club members are welcome to attend to contribute to the discussion about upcoming meetings and events.
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Terrific meeting on Sunday March 26th!!
Thank you to all who helped with special set-up & take-down and to those who brought goodies to eat! Many great questions and many beekeepers. Thank you, Randy, for driving over from Nevada City and sharing your research with us. Hope you will come back in the Fall.
On Sunday, March 26th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Senior Center in Placerville. Randy Oliver was our speaker. Randy is a Nevada County beekeeper as well as a beekeeping instructor, researcher & nationally requested speaker. He has published many articles in Bee Culture & other beekeeping journals. Randy's topic this time was
Reading the Combs to Understand Colony Conditions throughout the Season
There was also be Q & A, April beekeeping To Do's & general discussion as time permits. For this speaker, we requested a $10 per person donation for non-members; the event was free for members.
Thanks All for coming to our February 26th meeting
Hi El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers!
The predicted dry and "warm" days will probably have your bees out foraging. Will you be ready?
Our next meeting is Sunday, Febuary 26th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Senior Center in Placerville. Topics will include: March Beekeeping To-Do's, Oxalic acid treatment of mites, bee packages for 2017, details on our new class "Beekeeping 102: Now That You Have Bees...", open forum ... and time with fellow beekeepers! Come early & chat, learn & teach...
Membership is paid annually and due at start of the calendar year. Pay with check or cash at the meeting or online with PayPal. Contact Treasurer if you want to mail your check. Members can order bee packages, register for Beekeeping 102 and/or renew membership at the meeting as well as online.
Come as early as 3:30 and talk with fellow beekeepers before the meeting starts at 4:00 pm. Our meetings are held at the Senior Center 937 Spring St. Placerville. To get there, take Hwy 50 and turn at the light onto Bedford (left going east, right going west). Keep left onto Spring St. (Hwy 49) go thru the stop sign then turn left on Tunnel St, right on Robin Ct. The door to enter has WIC over the door.
Join us in starting our 6th season!
We had a Successful Beginning Beekeeping Class!
Beginning Beekeeping class provided by El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers
Presenter: Bruce Trescot, lifelong beekeeper and Master Gardener
Panel: Bernie Ruiz, Jim Jakim, Chuck Jachens, Wendy Mather
WHEN: Saturday February 18th 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please come early to sign in as we hope to start class on time.
COST: $20 per member; $50 per non-member. Lunch is included. Register on-line or contact us if you prefer to use check. Can register at the door if space is available; check or cash only.
Location: Government Center Hearing Room Building “C” 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville
The Beginning Beekeepers class topics include: setting up your apiary, equipment and how to use it, honeybee basics, handling your bees, first year tasks and more. This class will not include the details for installing bee package into the hive; this will be covered when bee packages are picked up.
Equipment will be available for purchase at the class. Bees may be ordered at class by members but are not available to take home yet.
Benefits of membership