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Welcome to the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association!

For over 130 years the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association has been serving the Los Angeles Beekeeping Community. Our group membership is composed of commercial and small scale beekeepers, bee hobbyists, and bee enthusiasts. So whether you came upon our site by design or just 'happened' to find us - welcome! Our primary purpose is the care and welfare of the honeybee. We achieve this through education of ourselves and the general public, supporting honeybee research, and practicing responsible beekeeping in an urban environment. 

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others."        Saint John Chrysostom

Next LACBA Meeting:  Monday, November 3, 2014. Open: 6:45P.M./Start: 7:00P.M.  All are welcome!

Beekeeping Class 101:  Our 2014 Beekeeping Class 101 has ended for the season. Check back in January of next year for information on the 2015 Beekeeping Class 101.

2014 CSBA ANNUAL CONVENTION - 'Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping'
November 18-20, 2014
HYATT REGENCY VALENCIA, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355

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CSBA Annual Convention: Register Now!

 You can Save on the 2014 CSBA Annual Convention if you Register Now!
Online Pre-Registration Cut-Off is November 6.  Mail no later than October 30. 

"Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping" 

When the California State Beekeeper's Association, founded in 1889, meets November 18-20, in Valencia, CA for its 2014 convention, it will mark a milestone: 125 years of beekeeping. Thus the theme of this year's convention: "Celebrating 125 Years of California Beekeeping."

CSBA President, Bill Lewis, has put together a Convention Program that will inform, entertain, and enlighten.  Take some time to look it over. You should be able to find presentations addressing your level of beekeeping, from the beginning backyard hobbyist to the largest commercial beekeeper.  The hard part will be making decisions as to which sessions to attend.

Learn About Our Excellent Speakers!
 "We'll hear about things going on in the world of beekeeping on the local, state, and national levels," says Lewis. Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Thomas Seeley, bee behavior expert from Cornell University. He'll share with us the results of his study, "A Survivor Population of European Honey Bees Living in the Wild in New York State."

Read more about A Gathering of Beekeepers.

If you're visiting from out of town and have a few more days to spend, there's lot's of Activities in Valencia/Santa Clarita Valley/and Beyond!

Each year funds raised at the CSBA convention go to research. Researchers attend the conference and provide updates. They are in "the front lines of the bee health battle," Lewis noted.

The convention (as well as membership in the California State Beekeeper's Association) is open to all interested persons.

CSBA President, Bill Lewis, says: "I hope everybody noticed page 92 of the October 2014 'Bee Culture' magazine.  Thanks Kim!"
It's going to be a great convention!  Don't Miss It!

UC Davis Department of Entomology Newsletter Sept/Oct 2014

from the U.C. APIARIES University of California Sept/Oct 2014  "Hello" from Elina" 

Hello California!
Dear California beekeepers,

I am truly thrilled to be the new Assistant Extension Specialist in Apiculture here at UC Davis and I can’t wait for us to get better acquainted. I know, I know, I have some big shoes to fill, but I’m thinking I have the next 38 years to do so. My official start date was September 1, 2014 so as you can imagine I barely had the time to learn how to get from my lab at Briggs Hall to my office at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Research Facility. Despite the short time I’ve been here, I’ve had the pleasure of already meeting some of CA beekeepers. But until I get to meet you all, I will share a few words about myself, starting at the very beginning.

To subscribe to the apiculture newsletters, access this page. Subscriptions are free. Assistant Extension Specialist in Apiculture, Elina L Niño, joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty in September 2014, serves as the editor of from the U.C. Apiaries. 


Buzzings!!! LACBA Newsletter From October, 2014

Buzzings!!! Newsletter from our October, 2014 meeting is now available for your reading enjoyment. Thank you to LACBA Secretary, Stacy McKenna, on a wonderful job.  Our next meeting is November 3, 2014.  All are welcome! 


Buzzings!!! LACBA Newsletter From August, 2014

Buzzings!!! Newsletter from our August 2014 meeting is now ready for your reading enjoyment. Thank you to LACBA Secretary, Stacy McKenna, on a wonderful job.  Our next meeting is November 3, 2014.  All are welcome!