Humboldt County Beekeepers General Meeting for April 5, 2018

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association is pleased to present an evening with local beekeeper Missy Bee Krein who will talk about:

“Getting Started with Package Bees”

Missy will provide the practical aspects of handling package bees, installation into the hive with valuable insights and tips on the process. Especially helpful to new beekeepers, but even for those who have been there, don’t underestimate the value of her experience to transfer bees with minimal stress. Join in to share expertise in the quest for better beekeeping.

The evening starts up with the Local Beekeeper Q & A forum at 6:00 p.m. Followed at about 6:30 p.m. by the evening program and guest speaker.

This will also be a great opportunity to discuss tactics with other Beekeepers for best management of your  bees going into Spring.

General Meeting information:

The Humboldt County Beekeepers Association generally meets on the first Thursday of every month (except December) with the Beekeepers Q&A Forum at 6:00 p.m. followed by the main program & guest speaker starting at about 6:30 p.m, The meeting takes place in the UC Extension auditorium at the Humboldt County Department of Agriculture at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA.

There is a $2.00 donation at the door. Refreshments are provided & a raffle is held featuring beekeeping equipment & related item

Beekeepers Q & A Forum

New and experienced beekeepers are encouraged to come to the meeting  at 6:00 p.m. to exchange information on seasonal successes and challenges. Many  take advantage of this time to  compare notes and troubleshoot.

Everyone is welcome: All members of the community are encouraged to attend the general monthly meetings. It is a great opportunity to meet local beekeepers and learn about bees.

HCBA Board Meetings

Next Board Business Meeting: 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the UC Board Room – Humboldt Co Department of Agriculture, 5630 South Broadway in Eureka, CA.

 The HCBA Board of Directors typically holds a business meeting on the first Thursday of every month (except December) starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Humboldt County Board Agriculture, in the  UCCE  Boardroom at 5630 South Broadway (take Humboldt Hill Rd exit off HWY 101).

If you are interested in attending the Board meeting or have an agenda item for consideration by the Board, or need further information please contact Justin Reeve, HCBA President and Chairman of the Board at  Tel: 707-502-9611 or email at

Directions for getting to the meetings:

Take the Humboldt Hill Road exit from Hwy 101 (just south of Eureka) and then take a right on South Broadway, keep right and the Humboldt County Agriculture Center is on the right across from KIEM. The auditorium is on the south side of the building. Contact President Justin Reeve at Tel: 707-502-9611 for more information.

Local Workshops

The HCBA holds local workshops where members meet informally throughout the year on various topics relevant to small scale beekeeping. These workshops are lead by local beekeepers as well as professionals in the field of apiculture. Specifics as to location, topics, etc are posted with each workshop on Facebook, Yahoo and this website.