Meetings

Special Notice

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, in person and group meetings are prohibited by State and County health departments. During this time we will maintain distance recommendations and meet using Zoom technology. The membership will be notified by email, web page and Facebook when in person group meetings are again permitted. Until that time, we do our best to provide you with any information you need to help with your Beekeeping experience.

General Meetings

The HCBA meets on the first Thursday of each month, except December. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

General Meeting Format

The general meetings are informal affairs and last approximately 2 hours. The meetings typically begins at 6 PM and we go through club business than open up the floor to talk about honeybees.  We have a couple Master Beekeepers and lots of Apprentice level beekeepers (Ca Master Beekeeper Program through UC Davis)  available to answer questions.  After talking honey bees, the presentation is approximately 1 hour in length followed by Q & A.  At the end of the meeting we do prizes.  All paying members are automatically entered but you must be present to win.

Fees

Members – Meetings are free for those who have paid for an annual membership.

Non-members – People who are not members, including beekeepers and people just interested in beekeeping but don’t have bees are welcome and encouraged to attend.  We recommend making a donation to the club but it is not required.

Swarm List – Placement on the swarm list is optional to paying members only.

 General Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the Humboldt County Agricultural Department, located at 5630 South Broadway Eureka, CA 95501.  Since Covid we have been meeting digitally exclusively on Zoom

Educational Lecture Topics for 2022 General Meeting

MonthSpeakerTopic
JanuaryDr. Bohlz - CA State ApiaristCA State programs for Beekeepers
FebruaryChristine CaseyBotany for Bees
MarchJohn WinzlerSplits and Increases
AprilFonta MolyneauxBrood Dynamics
MayDr. Elina NinoHoneybee Nutrition
JuneChristine KurtzSwarm Collecting
JulyDr. Dewey CarronManaging defensive honeybees - Africanized Bees
AugustRandy OliverConcepts in varroa management
SeptemberAlberta Mirisciotti and Dick LaForgeAlberta speaking on Hives For Heroes (15 min) and Dick LaForge speaking on Winter Management (45 min)
OctoberDr Sam RamseyVarroa Mites
NovemberTo be determinedTo be determined
DecemberNo SpeakerEnjoy the holidays