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