In our current online education series, we have covered a series of topics important for the hobby beekeeper. This evening, Arthur Kubogamell gave us a closer look at "Parasitic Mite Syndrome" and considerations for keeping our bees healthy and productive. Members are invited to attend the Zoom meetings. For details please contact us.
When most of the nation was otherwise busy on November 3rd, we had the great pleasure of hosting Professional Apiculturist, Queen Honey Bee Breeder and owner of Zia Queenbees, Melanie Kirby. In 2019, she was selected for one of only five internationally-awarded Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowships and we were delighted that she shared with us … Continue reading Bees as Seeds by Melanie Kirby
The latest in our online meetings saw the fabulous Kristy Allen present her love of bees and cycling! There's an extensive Q+A at the end of the presentation - which is a great way for new and seasoned beekeepers to share tips and information with each other. The video presentation is available for members only. … Continue reading Kristy Allen shares her Beez Kneez insights
The club agreed to hold more virtual meetings including an ongoing education series on making a healthy hive. The series will cover topics such as basic hive assessment techniques, queen status, nutrition, common summer pests/diseases, tools, and hive configuration and how all of this works in the process of keeping your bees healthy and productive. … Continue reading How to make a healthy hive
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