Have Questions?

Connecticut Beekeepers Association provides resources on many common bee issues, but does not offer answers or provide solutions via email. Please use the links below for help.

Need Bee Removal or Extraction?

Connecticut Beekeepers Association does not offer removal, extraction, or extermination services.

Dealing with Bees or Wasps?

Concerned about a Bee Swarm?

Have More Beekeeping Questions?

State Beekeeping Officials

Mark Creighton

State Apiary Inspector

123 Huntington Avenue
New Haven, CT 06504


Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III

State Entomologist

123 Huntington Avenue
New Haven, CT 06504


CBA Board Members

Bill Hesbach


Cheshire, CT

Lauren Rossi


Wallingford, CT

Jose O. Salinas

Vice President

Glastonbury, CT

Elizabeth Ciarlelli

Program Chair

Cheshire, CT

Lisa Cocco


Prospect, CT

Paul Zalonski

Member at Large

Cheshire, CT

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Common Bee Problems

Can you help remove bees from my property?

Connecticut Beekeepers Association does not offer removal, extraction, or extermination services. Please contact services in your area for help with bee removal.

Am I dealing with honey bees or wasps?

We frequently receive calls from people saying they are having trouble with honeybee hives, when what they really have are yellow jacket or hornet nests. Before you reach out to an area removal service, please learn how to identify the difference between Honey Bees, Wasps/Hornets, Bumblebees, and Carpenter Bees. Read More >

Concerned about a bee swarm?

We get many calls, especially during early Spring, from folks wanting help with bee swarms. CBA does not offer removal services, but can help you learn more about swarms. Read More >

I'm new to beekeeping and would like to learn more - where can I start?

We offer many resources for new beekeepers: Get Beekeeping Information at our blog, Register to Attend Workshops and Special Guest Speaker Events, Watch Beekeeping Videos on our YouTube channel, and Bring Your Questions to our monthly Bee Talks.

Membership Questions

I'm a member, but I'm not receiving emails from you. How can I fix this?

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When & how does my membership renew?

If you have signed up under our new membership rate ($30/year), your CBA membership will renew annually according to your selected plan. If you chose Automantic Payments, this will happen yearly according to your sign-up date. If you chose 1-time Payments, you'll be invited to re-join 3 days prior to your expiration date each year. If you signed up for automatic payments under the old rate plan, your payments wlll end on your sign-up date, and you will be invited to re-join at our new rate. SIgn in here to manage your membership >

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How can I get links for an event?

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How can I use my membership discount on events?

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