Humboldt County Beekeepers Association Humboldt County
Beekeepers Association
The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association is a community of beekeepers and a resource for the public.
We also have Yahoo and FaceBook groups.

Monthly Meeting

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association meets on the first Thursday of every month except December at 6:30 p.m, in the auditorium at the Humboldt County Agriculture Department at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA. Directions: 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. The auditorium is on the south side of the building. Contact (845–3362) for more information. New beekeepers are encouraged to come 30 minutes early to ask questions of more experienced beekeepers.

Upcoming Meetings  
HCBA November General Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:00 pm
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The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 5th. The topic will be announced soon. Please note that there will not be an HCBA General meeting in December. Thank you to everyone who made the meetings of 2016 a success. 

The evening program begins at 6:30 pm at the Humboldt County Department of Agriculture, 5630 South Broadway in Eureka (take Hunboldt Hill Rd exit off HWY 101). Come a little earlier for The "Beekeepers Q&A Forum"  which begins at 6:00 pm, an opportunity to share information & compare notes on management & troubleshooting. There is a $2.00 donation at the door, refreshments & a raffle.


HCBA October Board of Directors Business Meeting
for January 2017, date and time to be announced

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association Board of Directors will hold a business meeting at 
6:00 pm at the Humboldt County Department of Agriculture, 5630 South Broadway in Eureka. HCBA Members are welcome to attend. If you have an item for discussion, contact Jamie Bucklin, (HCBA. President) 
to be included on the business agenda.

You can reach Jamie Bucklin at (707) 845 -3362 or to get involved or for additional information on HCBA activities

Education & Outreach

Call for Inspired Individuals to Join Us

We are currently looking forward to any members who are interested in joining the Humboldt Beekeepers Education and Outreach Committee - this is your chance to contribute to continuing education for Beekeepers and join us in providing information to the community on beekeeping and pollinators. If this sounds good to you, please contact .

Beekeeping Classes

Beekeeping classes are offered annually beginning in February. 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.

Bee Removal

First consult the picture on our Wasps vs. Bees page to determine if what you have are really honeybees. If they are honeybees and are clustered outside, find a beekeeper on the Swarm tab of the Swarm/Wasp List to remove them free of charge. If the bees have taken up residence in a building wall or other enclosed space, find a beekeeper on the Cutout tab of the Swarm/Wasp List who can remove them. If you have wasps, find a person on the Wasp tab of the Swarm/Wasp List who will remove them for a fee.Wasp List

Bees & Beekeeping Supplies

This list is not comprehensive but will get you started.

Beekeeping Reading

These are some of the books, journals and websites we've found useful.

Contact the with suggestions or comments.