The Alameda County Beekeepers Association

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 relocation. Follow the links below for help outside of Alameda county in the list of...

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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 by check may also be sent to:

The Alameda County Beekeepers Association
c/o Treasurer Jim Veitch
2140 Ward St.
Berkeley, CA 94705

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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

The ACBA meets on the second Tuesday of the Month at Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. You can also follow us online at Facebook. NOTICE: during Covid Shutdown we are holding virtual meetings via Zoom.   Occasionally these meetings are open to the public, please email one of the officers for log-in information. Their contact info is found on the Contacts Page.  

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.