- Membership - become a GBA member!
- Getting Started - Reasons to get bees (or not), and how to get started on your beekeeping journey.
- Need Advice? - have a question about your hives? Submit it here.
- Hive Health - nutrition and pests, including Varroa control methods.
- Save the Environment - ways to support pollinators and the local environment, including:
- Lists of pollinator friendly plants suitable for our local climate.
- Ways to support local beekeepers and honeybees.
- Adopt A Hive - get some experience working with bees at the GBA's apiary.
- Vocabulary - look up that beekeeper-y lingo here.
- Hive Registration and Ordinances - check your local ordinances about beehives.
- Useful Information and References - an extensive list of beekeeping and pollinator references.
- Apiary - an overview of the GBA club Apiary.
- Scientific Beekeeping – Randy Oliver’s site. This is a very good, pragmatic resource for issues relevant to our climate and locale. He is up in Grass Valley, CA.
- California Master Beekeeper Program – through UC Davis.
- UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center
- Dadant list of resources
- Honey Bee Health Coalition
- “The Beekeepers Handbook, 4th Edition”, by Dianna Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile.
- “Homegrown Honey Bees, An Absolute Beginners Guide”, by Aletha Morrison.
- Beekeeping for Beginners.
- The Beekeepers Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses
- Beekeeping Dummies books on Amazon.
Where To Get Advice
- This document is written for beekeeping in South Santa Clara County, California. There are dates and resources specific to this area.
- This set of pages references your “hive” (singular), but there are many good reasons to start with two hives.