GBA Adopt a Hive

A hands-on learning experience working with experienced beekeepers.

This is FUN, confidence-building hive management with lots of bee talk!

More Info & Signup
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Monthly very hands-on beekeeping with other participants and experienced beekeeper(s) managing all the hives at the Pajaro Apiary.

Any GBA member wishing to improve their beekeeping skills, and ideal for members without bees at home

The 4th Saturday of the month, from 10-12 AM, January through June at the apiary.

Keeping the bees healthy and thriving

Hive inspections, seasonal adjustments, swarm control, pest and disease management (IPM), feeding, journaling, and honey production

Besides experience, active participants will split the honey they help extract in June.

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. Plan ahead.
Garbage – we have a metal ash can and a lined trash can. We need to remove all trash at the end of each day.