The city’s #1 non-profit alliance for beekeepers, would-be keepers and friends
- Learn to keep bees! Register now for the best classes around!
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- What is the SFBA?
- Some key services we provide
- How to become a member
- How to report a bee swarm!
- Learn to keep & manage bees
- Request a free school or community visit
- Rent an extractor or other equipment
- Buy queens or bees (when in season)
- Volunteer to help us protect pollinators
- Learn more about the benefits and low cost of SFBA membership
SFBA is a registered 501(c)3 charity dedicated to promoting honeybees & other pollinators in San Francisco, and helping the people who support them. To stay informed, join our free email list here.
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Come to our next meeting
The SF Beekeepers meet regularly on the first Wednesday of every month at St. John Armenian Apostolic Church, 275 Olympia Way. Meetings typically begin with open Q&A followed by an expert speaker, and are open to members & non-members alike! Click for a complete list of events.
Learn to keep bees
We offer beekeeping classes every February and March. to train would-be beekeepers or refresh skills of those with prior experience. Tuition is just $25 per session for members ($50 for non-members), and you can join our mailing list to be notified when classes are open for registration.
Get help with a swarm
A “swarm” is a huge mass of honeybees — a living cluster that can be as large as a watermelon — clinging to a tree, bush, wall or even the ground. Don’t panic if you see one; bees in a swarm are usually gentle. Instead, click here for how to report the swarm so an experienced beekeeper can come to collect and resettle them.