A monthly meetup of treatment-free beekeeping lectures and discussions. (Formerly BBK meetings). For the serious amateur beekeeper who has already attended most of the 2nd Saturday workshops and Sanctuary mentoring. Ideal for those with one or more hives in urban and semi-urban settings.
This month's speaker: Josip Benko
Josip Benko was born in Croatia, formerly Yugoslavia. His father kept bees there, and two of his three brothers are also beekeepers. Some of the methods he has developed in his beekeeping practice are descended from traditional ways he learned in his youth, but the climate in Southern California demands other solutions which he has invented. Josip's day job is that of a pastor; he feels that working with bees dovetails nicely with his religious views of the world. His purpose as a beekeeper is to provide help for bee survival; he does not sell any bee product and gives most of his honey away. Josip keeps about 100 hives near Temecula.