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|The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association is a community of beekeepers, a resource for locals to ask questions of each other and a way of disseminating announcements and information through our|
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The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m, in the auditorium at the Humboldt County Agriculture Department at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA. To get to the Agriculture Department take the Humboldt Hill Road exit from Hwy 101 and then take a right on S. Broadway/Hill Road. The Agriculture Department is on the right across from KIEM. Meetings take place in the auditorium which is on the south side of the Agriculture Department building. Contact (8453362) for more information. New beekeepers are encouraged to come 30 minutes early to ask questions of more experienced beekeepers.
Beekeeping classes are offered annually. A new session will begin in late February of 2014. The following is a description of the class.
Anyone interested in starting their own hives for the first time this year, as well as folks who are just want to learn more about honeybees and beekeeping, HSU Extended Education is once again offering Practical Beekeeping classes. Topics include basic bee biology and natural history, life cycle and social organization, and basic colony management techniques. The class covers both conventional and alternative methods for keeping bees healthy and coping with common bee diseases and parasites. Students will also learn practical, hands-on skills while visiting local beeyards on several field trips, and will have the opportunity to purchase hive equipment and package bees at a discount in order to start their own honeybee colonies. Info about the class is at the HSU website.
If you have a swarm and need help from a beekeeper to remove it, consult the swarm list for a beekeeper in your area. The list is arranged alphabetically by city. If you have a hive in a wall or a shed, check the swarm list for beekeepers who do "cut-outs".
In 2014, the paper ran an article on the stresses caused by the dry weather. It quotes local beekeepers Jamie Bucklin, Seth Rick and Garrett Brinton, all members of our organization.
In 2013, the local paper ran an excellent article on beekeeping on Sunday, January 20 which quotes several of the members. A follow-up article on March 8 deals with swarming.
This list is not comprehensive but will get you started.
These are some of the books, journals and websites we've found useful.
| by Stephen Sottong|
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