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 begin at 6 PM with a program that runs approximately 1 hour in length. After a 15-minute break, a short business meeting occurs that is followed by an open discussion session question-and-answer period to address any and all questions the membership is having about their bees. New beekeepers are encouraged to attend and ask questions, as are non-beekeepers interested in perhaps becoming a beekeeper.

General Meeting Cost

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. There is a $3.00 fee, payable at the door, for each meeting.

Swarm List – Placement on the swarm list is free, and optional,  to annual members.  Non-members wishing to be included on the swarm list will be charged $20.00.


General Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the Humboldt County Agricultural Department, located at 5630 South Broadway Eureka, CA 95501. See special notice above.

Educational Lecture Topics for 2021 General Meeting*

Month Topic / Speaker
January Botany for Beekeepers
February Keeping Your Bees Alive – Winter to Spring Management

Dick LaForge and Jeannine Kaprielian

March Crafty Beekeeping – with Laryssa Kwoczak
April TBD
May Honey Bee Anatomy – John Winzler
 June Splits and Nuc’s – Brad Woodward will be our speaker if we have resumed in-person meetings.
July Varroa Mites and Control – TBD
August Honey Harvest – TBD
September Winter Prep – TBD
October Honey Tasting – TBD
November Yearly Wrap Up
December No meetings in December


*Note: Despite out best efforts, topics and speakers may change due to unforeseen circumstances, scheduling conflicts and speaker availability.