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 Bay Area. We leverage member knowledge and curiosity to provide beekeeping demonstrations, lectures and programming. Our monthly meetings feature informative speakers who have practical experience and academic knowledge. Beekeeping can be a life-long learning obsession and joy. There is no one way to keep bees, and success at being a bee “keeper” rather than a bee “haver” is the goal of each member. As seasons and conditions change, so do the bees and their needs. One of our favorite observations is, “Clearly, my bees haven’t read the books!”
Through ACBA membership, individuals are exposed to a network of people and resources as comprehensive as the club’s history of more than 100 years. We encourage prospective members to attend our regular monthly meetings for presentations, discussions, and bee-related chit-chat.
Benefits of Membership
- Lending Library: bee-related books and DVDs
- Equipment Rentals: honey extractors, solar wax melter, candle making kit
- Club Google Group for conversation and problem-solving
- Newsletter Archive
- Videos and Powerpoint presentations created by monthly speakers
- Mentorship opportunities
- Swarm List: Interested members are notified about swarms and extractions reported to the Swarm Hotline and have the opportunity to collect bees.
Membership is $10/year; memberships renew every January no matter when you join. To join, complete our online membership form or attend one of our meetings on the second Tuesday of the month and talk to Paul Thompson, our membership coordinator.
You can also join by mail. Click here for the print membership form. Send it and a check for $10.00 with your name and address to:
Alameda County Beekeepers’ Association (ACBA)
c/o Paul Thompson, Membership Secretary, ACBA
1816 Magellan Drive
Oakland CA 94611
We’re excited and honored to have you join our historic and distinguished roster of members. Welcome!