Helping people help bees
The Santa Barbara Beekeeper’s Association is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of beekeeping through best management practices, the education and mentoring of people about bees and beekeeping, and increasing public awareness of environmental concerns affecting bees. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Your donation will help fund special presentations at schools and organizations to inform the public about threats to bees worldwide. The bees need our help to ensure their survival, and they are vital to ours.
Four to six times a year, members meet for two hours at an educational apiary to get hands-on beekeeping experience centered around the seasonal changes and needs of the hive.Donate or Become a Member
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SBBA In Action
This is called the “Hogan Bee Trap.” It begins with attaching a small tunnel-like box to the bee tree or other structure. After a few days, the bees become accustomed to using this box as their new entrance. Next, an 8 or 10 frame Langstroth hive is added. The bees now have to enter the Langstroth and go through tunnel to get to their tree original nest cavity.