July General Meeting

The recording of the GBA July General Meeting is here. Lesley Miles gave a very interesting presentation about her design of the landscaping and plant choices for the Morgan Hill Hale Avenue Extension, and her office at the Granary downtown.

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Apiary Meeting Saturday

Saturday, June 22 9AM – 11AM Here’s your chance to practice the hive inspection skills we introduced last meeting, and meet a new group of people interested in bees. We will be hosting Kim Sakamoto and a group of teachers at the apiary. Hive inspections Varroa treatment with OA Pads We found mites at our last apiary meeting, and we even found a few bees with Deformed Wing Virus.  We’ll be

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Volunteer Opportunities

We can always use help! Are you interested in helping out? GBA will always value your time and expertise. Please fill out the form below and let us know what you’re interested in. Thank you!

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About GBA

Welcome to the online home of the Gilroy Beekeepers Association.

We are a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission it is to share our knowledge of honey bees and beekeeping and provide help with swarm removal in southern Santa Clara and northern San Benito counties.

Since 1997, Gilroy Beekeepers Association has been dedicated to furthering an interest in bees. We love bees and share what we know about beekeeping with each other and with our communities. So whether you are an experienced apiarist, a novice beekeeper or venturing into honey farming for the first time, we look forward to meeting you. Check our information about beekeeping, how to get started, encouraging native pollinators, and much more here.

Become a member now or ask to drop in on one of our meetingshear how local backyard beekeepers manage their hives through the seasons, exchange ideas or techniques for creating the optimum pollinator environment for your bees, or ask questions about getting started – and consider joining us for more!

Please donate! If you would like to support our efforts with a financial contribution, click here. We are a 501c3 educational non-profit organization – all contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you!

Check out our Facebook page and group for photos, comments, and more information about GBA activities.

We regularly invite speakers to share their expertise about anything ‘bee’, from landscaping designs to encourage bees to feel at home in our yards, to innovative uses for honey, to everything you wanted to know about top-bar hives but were afraid to ask. Check for upcoming events here.

In the community our Association is an educational resource on bees and how to handle swarms safely. We offer classes, field trips and a chance to hang out with us at a county fair.

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