The city’s non-profit alliance for beekeepers, would-be keepers and friends
- Saw a swarm of bees? Please report it now!
- Where to find real local SF honey
- Request a free school or community visit
- Comfy SFBA hoodies and gear
- Rent an extractor or other equipment
- Other key services SFBA provides
- Learn to keep bees! (in season only)
- Buy top-quality queens or bees (in season only)
- Volunteer to help us protect pollinators
- Learn about the benefits and low cost of SFBA membership
SFBA is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to promoting honeybees & other pollinators in San Francisco, and helping people who support bees. Join our free email list now.
We never share or sell your info and normally send only 1 or 2 messages a month.
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 free for 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.