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"

Donate

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

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

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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"

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 held at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the San Leandro Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577. 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.  Colonies in structures relocated too.  You can also find more information on our Get Help With a Swarm page.