Apiary Education Day

Here’s your chance to get some hands-on, basic experience. We will have small group sessions covering: Tool Basics Smokers- best fuel, best technique for lighting a smoker, smoker fire safety, and rationing the fuel for the planned inspection time. Hive tools – How to use. Suits and gloves – Being safe during the summer months. Boxes and frames – Deeps/Medium boxes, plastic frames vs wooden frames. Inspection Basics What to

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Let’s get together! We’re having a club potluck Saturday, June 8th at noon. The Groen’s have generously provided their wonderful barn in San Martin.

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April General Meeting

Notes and the recording of the GBA April General Meeting are here. It was wide-ranging meeting centered around our early spring weather, and the unusual behavior from our bees.

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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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