Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
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Learn to brew your own personal, one of a kind Mead/wine. Raw honey and all the equipment is included with hands on instruction. The opportunity is yours to learn with us and make a quality mead. All the brewing equipment is cleanable and ready for use again when brewing is complete.
Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from sourcing your bees, to constructing the hive, to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey. This 3 hour classroom workshop will provide you with the terminology and basics needed to become a successful beekeeper. You will learn to identify the different types of bees and brood cells and what a healthy hive needs from you to thrive. You will learn what takes place during different seasons, from starting your hive in the spring to winterizing. You will learn what equipment is needed and why.
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This workshop is based on brood building and making space for new egg laying areas. Manipulating the brood boxes for swarm control. Setting up additional hives placing hives in new zoo boxes.
Attracting swarms, setting up bait box hives. Correct way to install packages and nuc hives. Go over equipment needed to get you through the year.
Includes the use of all needed equipment, hands-on training and
lectures. Adults only class, must be 18 or over to attend. Protective clothing is required.
100% of the workshop fees will benefit Happy Hollow’s
The Santa Clara Valley Beekeepers Guild encourages local beekeepers–-and all who are interested in beekeeping–-to attend the free monthly meeting where an invited speaker/lecturer shares the latest bee research, hive management techniques, and other bee-related topics.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Dwell Christian Church, 1292 Minnesota Ave, San Jose. Follow the Bee Guild signs to the church basement.
At 6:00 there are two informal discussion groups: Beginning Beekeeping Session or Dr. Bee Q & A. The official meeting starts at 7:00 with guild announcements, followed by a speaker presentation.
All are welcome!