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The Objectives of the Association are: To assist members in the art and science of beekeeping, including sharing effective techniques, coping with problems, meeting challenges, and supporting each other in our efforts;  To educate members about and encourage compliance with laws pertaining to beekeeping, including inspection and suppression of contagious diseases among honey bees;  To promulgate information to the public about beekeeping and the valuable role of honey bees in nature and agriculture;  To encourage more people to become involved in beekeeping. 



Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

    CCBA BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLASS


  • These are open to CCBA Primary and/or Associate Members only
  • Members can choose between:
    • Signing up for the entire 8 class course ($30 savings over the individual class rates plus a beekeeping book & hive tool valued at $30 for a total savings of $60)
    • Signing up for one or more individual classes.
  • Class sizes are limited - register early!
  • Note the different days/locations for the February & March events, - all others are the 2nd Saturday of the month Apr.- Oct. excluding July
  • Classes are half lecture/discussion & half hands-on work
  • Each class pertains to what is happening with the bees and what the beekeepers should be doing at that time
  • Classes are outdoors or in unheated spaces - dress for the weather and bring your own chair
**IMPORTANT** - This is a private event for CCBA members only. You must be signed into this web site to register. Click on the Classes button on the left to register. If you don't see it, then you are not signed in.
 




A honeybee swarm is curious, not furious!

 
In search of a new home the swarm is waiting for scout bees to point the way.  
They are docile and only want to stick together for the big move.
Beekeepers are thrilled to capture, remove and place these bees in a hive.
Please call before you spray!
It is a fascinating process to observe our beekeepers at work and you’ll be glad you called.





Apis mellifera
The European or Western Honey Bee 
Nice size swarm in a bush. Free bees!!