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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, October 5, 2015. Open: 6:45P.M./Start: 7:00P.M.  All are welcome! We will not have an LACBA meeting in September. LACBA members will be volunteering at the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair. Come, see us at the fair!

Beekeeping Class 101:
  Our next class is Sunday, October 11, 2015 (9am-Noon) at Bill's Bees Bee Yard. Class #7: More Lessons in Hive Management and Keeping Bees Alive During the Dearth. Learn responsible beekeeping for an urban environment. BEE SUITS REQUIRED. You won't want to miss it! 

Check out our Facebook page and LIKE us: https://www.facebook.com/losangelesbeekeeping 

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Wednesday
Sep022015

Backyard Beekeeping in LA City: September 2 - PLUM Committee of City Council

LA City Planning Committee   9/1/2015
City Council will be reviewing the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) recommendation to move the proposed Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance to the City Attorney's Office at tomorrow morning's meeting -- 10 am, Item 15 on the agenda.  The hearing for the ordinance was held during the PLUM meeting and it could go on consent (meaning that they can act on it without discussion), but a Councilmember can call it out for discussion.  Planning staff will be present in case any questions arise. Call into Council Phone at (213) 621-2489 to listen to the meeting, or you can stream video of the meeting.
We apologize for the late notice.
What's Next: City Attorney's Office transmits the final ordinance to PLUM, who will then forward it to the full City Council
The next step will be to wait for the City Attorney's Office to review the Ordinance for form and legality and transmit it back to the PLUM Committee, who will then forward it to the full City Council. While the timeline for these steps is uncertain, the PLUM Committee stated their eagerness to see the Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance move through the process as quickly as possible, which was noted by the City Attorney.
We will notify you when the Ordinance has reached its next milestone.
Thank You
Wednesday
Sep022015

Could The Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

Published on Aug 18, 2015

Paul Stamets and Steve Sheppard, two scientists in Washington state, team up to save the honeybee from colony collapse disorder. They’re investigating an unconventional remedy: the mushroom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_lqIUlON1s

Monday
Aug312015

LA County Fair Bee Booth - Set Up Weekend - Day 2

Thank you to all the Beekeepers for helping to get the Bee Booth ready, set, and up and flying for Labor Day weekend! The LA County Fair: Sept 4-29 Wed-Sun (Labor Day weekend it's open Monday, too!).

 

Saturday
Aug292015

LA County Fair Bee Booth - Set Up Weekend

All you LACBA and BASC members, it's LA County Fair Bee Booth set-up-time again - this Saturday and Sunday (Aug 29 & 30). It's so much fun! Come, BEE a part of the Bee Booth Hive!

Pomona Fairgrounds 
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768

Here's some of the 'before' it's done pix. Thank you to all the hard working worker bees! Thanks to Jon Reese for the photos! 



 

Wednesday
Aug262015

Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance: PLUM Committee Moves Ordinance Forward To City Attorney

From: LA City Planning Committee   August 26, 2015
Katie is out on leave and I will be your point of contact regarding Backyard Beekeeping while she's away.
 
The Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) of the City Council approved the proposed Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance provisions at their regular meeting on August 25, 2015, and transmitted the Draft Ordinance to the City Attorney's Office with no amendments. The City Attorney's Office will now look over the Ordinance as to form and legality, and then transmit it back to the PLUMCommittee.
Audio of the PLUM meeting on August 24, 2015 is available online (at 2 hours 20 minutes): 
What's Next: 
City Attorney's Office transmits the final ordinance to PLUM, who will then forward it to the full City Council
The next step will be to wait for the City Attorney's Office to review the Ordinance for form and legality and transmit it back to the PLUMCommittee, who will then forward it to the full City Council. While the timeline for these steps is uncertain, the PLUM Committee stated their eagerness to see the Backyard Beekeeping Ordinance move through the process as quickly as possible, which was noted by the City Attorney.
We will notify you when the Ordinance has reached its next milestone. 
Thank You