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SAN FRANCISCO BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
PROGRAM: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 @ 1 PM
THE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING AUDITORIUM IN GOLDEN GATE PARK

About the San Francisco Beekeepers Association

The San Francisco Beekeepers Association is the premier organization for beekeepers in our city.  We work to promote the welfare of honeybees and other pollinators, as well as those who manage or just help to support them.  Among specific activities, SFBA does public outreach on behalf of bees to schools and civic groups, conducts classes to train new beekeepers, collects and relocates swarms that show up in San Francisco, provide low-cost bee-related services to active beekeeepers, and promote safe, community-friendly and environmentally sound beekeeping practices.

The club was founded in 1976 and is organized as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

 

About the Presenters

Paul Koski has been keeping bees for nearly three decades and is one of the top instructors for the Club. A former science teacher at Washington High in the Richmond District, he is versed in honeybees, native bees, bumblebees and other flora and fauna. Marc Johnson and Pilar Leano have been beekeeping for more than a decade and now devote a significant amount of time to the SFBA with education, outreach, bee package sales to members and more. Paul, Pilar and Marc are frequent presenters for Garden for the Environment, SF’s teaching garden and also head the effort at the deYoung Museum with an interactive sculpture by Pierre Huyghe that incorporates a live bee colony as part of the exhibit.

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