The Alameda County Beekeepers Association

Get Help with a Honey Bee Swarm

Get Help with a Honey Bee Swarm To report Honey Bee Swarms, call: (510) 898-6696 One of our volunteers will take information and arrange for timely, safe, free relocation.  ACBA honey bee swarm removal services...

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"Get Help with a Honey Bee Swarm"

Become an ACBA Member

The ACBA membership includes commercial and hobbyist beekeepers, and those who just have an interest from around the County. The Association serves as an educational resource for beekeeping and urban and rural ecology within the...

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"Become an ACBA Member"


To donate to the Alameda County Beekeepers Association, click here.

Donations may also be sent by check — contact to get the current postal address.

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American Foulbrood

American Foulbrood WHAT IS IT, AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT AFB is an infectious brood disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. The bacteria is present in larvae, wax, honey, and propolis.  Larvae less...

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"American Foulbrood"

The 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
  • Annual symposiums
  • Presentations to schools and organizations
  • Educational booth at the Alameda County Fair

ACBA meetings are currently held on Zoom, on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m (Zoom login information for members is here). Occasionally these meetings are open to the public; please email one of the officers for login information.

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.  Colonies in structures relocated too.  You can also find more information on our Get Help With a Swarm page.