Books on Bees
Serge Labesque speaking to our club exclusively on July 27th
Please take advantage of a rare opportunity to hear Serge Labesque speaking to our club exclusively on July 27th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Senior Center in Placerville.
Serge Labesque, long-time beekeeper, has apiaries in the Sonoma Foothills, teaches beekeeping at Santa Rosa Junior College, is a sought after speaker and has authored many published articles. He uses no chemicals to manage his colonies. Serge feels that by understanding bees one can make their own best management decisions for mindfully maintaining healthy colonies.
This class is being sponsored by the El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers for you, the members. Class fee is 5 dollars per person, which includes lunch. (vegetarians please state on your check so we can provide.) Please send a check to: El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers % Bernard Ruzicka 3360 El Dorado Royale Dr. Cameron Park, Ca. 95682 Or pay thru Paypal by logging into the website. (if you don't know your id/password, please use the contact form).
Members log into the website and you can sign up there.
If you are not a member of the El Dorado Backyard Beekeepers, you can attend the class by signing up here: Serge's class Sign-Up for non members
MEETINGS OF THE EL DORADO BACKYARD BEEKEEPERS
All general membership meetings are held the fourth Sunday of each month from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. unless otherwise advertised. We will notify the membership in advance of any changes to the normal.
Elena Hoffman, 2013 Pennsylvania Honey Queen, was selected as the 2014 American Honey Princess. Susannah Austin, 2013 Florida Honey Queen, was selected as the 2014 American Honey Queen.
All meetings are open to the public.
the Senior Center of Placerville. All our meetings and classes will be held here in the future unless otherwise announced. 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. Our signs will be out to help locate us.
Our club is growing leaps and bounds which is very good news! We are sure you are aware of how much time and effort it takes to provide education, beekeeping supplies as well as coordinating meetings and events. There is a small but dedicated group that makes it all happen but we need your help. We will be asking for volunteers and whether that be joining a committee, holding an office, or handling signs and equipment, we would like you to consider getting involved. We all benefit, and it’s more fun, when more people help.
Queen of the Sun
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel, director of REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Click here to view the Trailer
Beekeeping Equipment Available through the Club
*** Please note that you must be a member to purchase equipment and bees through the club ***
If you are a member of the club, contact the equipment manager by logging in and going to the club officer's page.
The Ohio State Beekeepers Association and the Ohio Producer Growers & Marketers Association are pleased to announce the availability of A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program. The program consists of 34 videos and several power point presentations presented by Dr. Jim Tew and John Grafton. Topics include assembling hive equipment, installing packages, inspecting hives and much, much more.
"For many people the word "bee" is synonymous with the non-native "honeybee." But there are many kinds of bees in nature, even within urban areas in northern California. Many people are simply missing out on perceiving these beautiful, interesting, and beneficial insects. This workshop will showcase native bees for people who like nature, and for those who are involved in land management and conservation. Presentations will range from basic and introductory to highly technical. No specific knowledge of bees is needed ahead of time, although a basic understanding of general insect morphology and some familiarity with dichotomous keys is expected."