Adopt a Hive

A hands-on learning experience working with experienced beekeepers.

This is FUN, confidence-building hive management!

More Info & Signup
Email to: apiary@gilroybeekeepers.org.

What
Monthly, hands-on beekeeping with experienced beekeepers maintaining the hives at the GBA Apiary.

Who
Any GBA member wishing to improve their beekeeping skills. Great for members who want to “test drive” beekeeping, or who do not have their own bees.

When
The 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of every month. Check the calendar for hours.

Goal
Keep the GBA bees healthy and thriving.

Activities
Hive inspections, seasonal adjustments, swarm control, pest and disease management, feeding, journaling, and honey production.

Benefits
Experience.
Honey.

Materials required
Everyone needs to bring their own suit/jacket, veil, gloves, hive tool, and smoker
Comfort – consider bringing a chair, a snack, and water.
Restroom – generally we won’t have a porta potty for the Adopt-a-Hive gatherings. Plan accordingly. The nearest public bathrooms are about 2 miles away at Tractor Supply and Walmart.