The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association is a community of beekeepers and a resource for the public. We also have
and FaceBook groups.
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
for more information. New beekeepers are encouraged to come 30 minutes early to ask questions of more experienced beekeepers.
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.
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 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 List who can remove them. If you have wasps, find a person on the Wasp List who will remove them for a fee.