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SCBA General Meeting

  • Monday, January 08, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

January General meeting

Date: Monday Jan 8, 2024

Time: 6pm - 8:30

Location: Zoom

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Meeting ID: 811 2374 2702

Passcode: SCBA

Join us on ZOOM for our first meeting of the year! Due to short days, and potential for stormy weather, our January and February General Meetings will be on ZOOM.

We will start with a meet and greet and a chance to catch up after the holidays. Candice Koseba, a long time member from North Cluster, former board member, and owner of Sonoma Bee Co is soon heading off to revisit Africa on a journey with other beekeepers to learn about beekeeping there. This is her second time on this adventure and will be joining us to share her previous experiences and what she anticipates on this trip.

Following Candice we will have SCBA announcements and Newsletter Trivia, and then our speaker, Jennifer Berry, will join us and talk to us about beekeeping at Woolly Egg Ranch in Marin County.   Jennifer Berry is the current president of the Marin County Beekeepers Association and began the practice of keeping bees in 2003 when she mentored with a seasoned beekeeper on Mt. Tamalpais.

Jennifer will be talking to use about “Taking an Ecosystems Approach to Beekeeping”. While even the smallest yards can host bees, there is a whole world to be considered outside the hive when considering the honeybee. What effect do bees have on their environment and how do our changing landscapes affect bees and their pollinator friends? Is beekeeping sustainable? Jennifer will be sharing information from the latest scientific research and apply it to a practical how-to approach for local beekeeping. 

Jennifer's formal education includes undergraduate study in biology and post grad studies of ecology and landscape design. Her career began as an ecological consultant for farming and redevelopment, during which time she taught an Ecology course at Berkeley Extension. Her work with bees began in 2003, and she now mentors other beekeepers, breeds queens, and manages apiaries for small commercial farms and urban homesteads in Marin and Sonoma counties. 

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Sonoma County Beekeepers' Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 98, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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