The Alameda County Beekeepers Association

Get Help with a Honey Bee Swarm in the Bay Area

To report Honey Bee swarms, call
(510) 898-6696.

One of our volunteers will take information and arrange for timely, safe, free relocation.

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"Get Help with a Honey Bee Swarm in the Bay Area"

Become an ACBA Member

The ACBA membership includes commercial and hobbyist beekeepers, and those who just have an interest from around the county — a network of people and resources as comprehensive as the club’s history of more than 100 years.

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"Become an ACBA Member"


To make a tax-deductible donation to the Alameda County Beekeepers Association, click here.

Donations help us provide free swarm removal services and educate the public about bees and pollination.

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American Foulbrood

AFB is an infectious brood disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. The bacteria is present in larvae, wax, honey, and propolis. Know the signs and get help.

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"American Foulbrood"

Join our next event!

October ACBA In-Person Meeting

Tuesday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In person: San Leandro Marina Community Center

This month, we’ll have a panel discussion about preparing your bees for fall and winter. Bring your questions and ask the experts!

The nonprofit Alameda County Beekeepers Association, established in 1916, provides education, support and resources for beekeepers and the public.

  • Speakers on honeybee biology, behavior and husbandry
  • Honeybee swarm removal
  • Hands-on classes and workshops
  • Presentations to schools and organizations
  • Educational booth at the Alameda County Fair

Scheduled ACBA meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of most months at the San Leandro Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577. However, meetings are often held in other outdoor locations during the summer months; see the in-person meeting schedule for details.

Everyone is welcome — members and non-members alike. In addition, special guest speaker presentations are often held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month; check the speaker schedule for details.

If there’s a swarm of bees in your yard, call 510-898-6696 to be connected with a local beekeeper who will safely relocate them. You can find more information on our Get Help With a Swarm page.

The Alameda County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; our federal tax ID # is 94-3465679.