NOVEMBER 14–16, 2023


Join us November 14th-16th, 2023 at the Hilton Costa Mesa/Orange County for three days of informational sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitors and so much more!

Register Online

If you prefer to pay by check, you must DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM and return to us by mail at 1521 “I” St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Online registration is only for payment by Credit Card or PayPal.


It is that time of year again to nominate your fellow beekeepers for the CSBA Annual Awards! It is important that we hear from you on who you think is deserving of our annual awards. So many of you pour your heart and soul into the industry and this is a small opportunity for the CSBA to recognize you.

Please fill out the online survey to submit your nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Beekeeper, Young Beekeeper of the Year, and Beekeeper of the Year. Click here to complete.

Left: Richard Ashurst, 2022 Honorary Beekeeper, Right: Philip Russell, 2022 Beekeeper of the year


Close out convention with our Annual Banquet ! We will present awards, have some fabulous auction items, and enjoy a bit of entertainment! This is a chance to share a meal with your fellow beekeepers and unwind after a long conference. You wont want to miss it.


As tradition stands, we will be having a silent and live auction at convention to raise money for research! Please contact Brooke at or 530-902-5515 if you have an auction item to donate.

This year we will also be selling raffle tickets again for an original George Hansen painting! Raffle tickets can be purchased with registration and will be sold at convention. The raffle will be drawn on Thursday, November 16th. Attendance is not required to win. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Project Apis m!


Please take a few minutes to complete the 2023 Pollination Survey! Follow this link.


Experience a captivating day with the California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) on Wednesday, November 15, from 10 am to 4 pm!

It’s a day filled with interactive and enjoyable activities. You’ll have the chance to dissect bees, identify Nosema, EFB, and AFB, learn about SHB mitigation and Varroa management. Additionally, don’t forget to visit our kids craft table where you can listen to our honey bee playlist on Spotify. There’s something for everyone, and we take pride in supporting beekeepers across the state and the nation through our comprehensive science-based beekeeping and honey bee health education and outreach programs.

As a participant in the CSBA convention, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to witness our dedicated members in action as they engage in public science-based education and outreach. They work tirelessly at local bee clubs, county fairs, schools, 4H clubs, and communities to raise awareness about the potential disastrous consequences related to increased pest and pathogen transfer, inadequate nutrition, pesticide usage, and the risks of overly defensive bees. We will have a lively panel Q & A discussion with industry experts about the latest research and science based beekeeping practices at 2 PM, followed by talks from Jerry Hayes and Randy Oliver.