BIP Field Specialist, Matt Hoepfinger, joined us at our June 2020 club meeting courtesy of Zoom. Matt inspects thousands of colonies in commercial operations each year so he sees the best and worst of honey bees. In the first half of Matt's presentation, he gave us an overview of the Bee Informed Partnership followed by … Continue reading Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) presentation by Matt Hoepfinger
We are thrilled to share these videos about our very own Sara Cutrignelli, Master Beekeeper and Co-Chair of our Education Committee. In conversation with her daughter Floriana, who created the videos, Sara explains how to install bee packages. The first video is a brief introduction and why beekeeping is so important to the Cutrignelli family. … Continue reading Sara Cutrignelli, Master Beekeeper
With the ‘Shelter In Place’ order in effect starting on March 17th, we are postponing until further notice the following classes: • March 21st ‘Swarm and Splits’ class • March 28th ‘Beginning Beekeeping Field Work’ In addition, the Gilroy Recreation Department have cancelled all activities at the Senior Center, where we hold our club meetings, … Continue reading COVID-19 and Gilroy Beekeepers Association gatherings
Creating a Year Round Honey Bee Garden Due to popular demand, GBA member and Master Gardener, Sharon McCray, gave a talk on how to create a year-round honey bee garden. Video courtesy Mike Witz.
As part of the Gilroy Beekeepers Association mission to provide education in our local community, we've been spending some time with local second graders! GBA members, Sara Cutrignelli and Arthur Kubogamell, had some fun learning tools on hand for students from Barrett Elementary to help them understand the importance of bees as pollinators. To immerse … Continue reading Back to the Classroom at Barrett Elementary
Our local 4-H junior beekeepers recently met with their mentor (and Gilroy Beekeepers Association member) Mike Stang. They wanted to share their experience learning about honey bees and how to be a good beekeeper. In the words of their 4-H adult sponsor, Sara Cutrignelli: "The goal is to have our project beekeepers learn hands on. … Continue reading 4-H Meeting In San Martin
Swarm School is back by popular demand, presented by Gilroy Beekeepers Association! The class is designed for those who wish to learn how to safely capture bee swarms with minimum impact on people and the environment. GBA members who successfully complete the class will be eligible to add their name to the Gilroy Beekeepers Association … Continue reading Swarm School 2019
The 2019 Santa Clara County bee registration form is now available. Click here to download a PDF copy. Send a $10 registration fee* and this form to: Santa Clara County Division of Agriculture Attention: Agriculture Biologist 1553 Berger Drive, Building 1 San Jose, CA 95112 *The $10 fee is per beekeeper, not per hive nor location.
...for the generous donation of jackets, veils and gloves for local beekeepers and for supporting our members!
This month's photo comes courtesy of Kathleen Stang, our Association's Secretary and bee-tamer extraordinaire! Thinking of handling your own bees? Come and meet Kathleen and other members of Gilroy Beekeepers Association at the 2018 Santa Cruz County Fair from September 12-16 - look for The Bug Barn!