Meetings and Events

Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 9, at 7pm
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland
Bee Pest and Diseases with Bonnie Morse

It’s tough to be a bee! Bonnie will focus on the most likely reason for hive loss (varroa mites) and the most contagious problem we face as a beekeeping community (American Foulbrood). Other common problems covered will include yellow jackets, ants, wax moths, hive beetles and mice.

In 2011 Bonnie started Bonnie Bee & Company. The company is committed to providing a local source for bees and reliable support (through classes, private lessons and hive management) for area beekeepers.

Randy Oliver Workshop: Saturday August 24, 2019
Randy has been doing workshops and lectures for ACBA for several years now, and we are so lucky to have him nearby! Randy has been a professional beekeeper and active researcher studying practical applications for both commercial and hobbyist bee colonies since 1980. He has 1000 hives in Grass Valley, California and is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal. In addition, he scours scientific papers for practical beekeeping applications. Find out more at

The workshop is aimed at beginning to intermediate beekeepers, though in past years even very experienced beekeepers learn something. There will be a morning lecture and afternoon hands-on demonstration, so attendance is limited to 18. Cost $60 per person for the whole day. 15 additional spots are available for the morning lecture only; Cost $30 per person. We will convene at The Englander Pub at 8:00am for a breakfast buffet (included in price) in San Leandro. Lecture begins promptly at 8:30 am. At the lunch break, those who registered for the full-day will be given instructions about where to meet for the afternoon’s hands-on session. Click here to purchase tickets.