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This is the official website for the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, established in 1873. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

LA COUNTY FAIR - BEE BOOTH

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend
September 1-4, 2017 (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs September 1-24, 2017 (Wed-Sun)
FAIR HOURS

From September 1 through September 24, 2017, volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth educating thousands of school children and the general public about honeybees and their importance in our lives. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country and the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September. It's an end-of-summer tradition for many. 

VOLUNTEERS LACBA and BASC Members:

Come help educate your community about bees! Mingle with fellow beekeepers! You'll learn more than you could ever imagine about bees by being a part of the LA County Fair Bee Booth. This is a great opportunity to share what you've learned in Beekeeping Class 101. We guarantee you won't be bored. We could use your help at the Honey Table and with the Observation Hive.

Bee Booth Sign Up: Sign up is available online through Evite.  Cyndi Caldera (our splendid Fair Coordinator) has sent out email inviations with the link to Sign Up Now. If you have not received your email invitation by 8/14/17, please contact Cyndi via email at: Cynthia.Alvarado56@yahoo.com and give her your email so she can send you and Evite. If you do not have access to email, you can call Cyndi at 323-243-0756 and you can sign up with her directly. If you have any questions regarding sign up or the fair, please contact Cyndi via email or telephone.

Bee Booth Set Up - Saturday, 8/26/17 9AM: Come help set up the Bee Booth on 8/26/2017 from 9AM until we're done (approx. mid-afternoon). Enter through Gate 1. Drive to the Bee Booth across from the Big Red Barn. On Bee Booth Set Up Day ONLY you can park near the Bee Booth. There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!

Bee Booth: The fair runs from September 1st-24th (Wed thru Sun) except for Labor Day Weekend (Fri thru Mon). We have 3 shifts per day (no less than 4 volunteers per shift). Shifts available: All Labor Day Weekend and all Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30-1:00, 12:30-5:30, 5:00-10PM. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:30-12:30, 12:00-5:30, 5:00-10.

Bee Booth Take Down - Sunday, 9/24/2017: We start taking down the Bee Booth in the evening. The more help we have, the quicker we're done. We need to be finished and off the fairgrounds by 11PM.

Parking for Bee Booth Volunteers:
Lot 9 (across the street from the fair): Walk across the street, enter through the gate, go under the tunnel, turn right. We're across from the Big Red Barn.
Lot 17: Go across the race track to the far side of the Big Red Barn.

Tickets for Bee Booth Volunteers: Tickets will be at WILL CALL at the McKinley Entrance. They will be under Bee Booth Exhibit under your name. Please allow approx. 15 min. to get your tickets.

We had a great time at last year's fair. See our 2016 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE. See if you can FIND THE QUEEN! Let us spark your interest in honey bees, their amazing lifestyle and social structure, how they help feed the world, how they have survived for millions of years, and learn what you can do to help the bees.

Honeybees are responsible for nearly 1/3 of our entire diet in regards to the pollination services they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.

On view is the beautiful honey bee photography by international photojournalist & bee photographer Kodua Galieti http://www.koduaphotography.com/

 HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

Delicious pure, natural, 100% raw local honey direct from Los Angeles County beekeepers
is available for purchase. 
Pick up HONEY STIX in YUMMY flavors and vibrant colors.

 

View Bee-Friendly Native Plants

“Insects are the little things that run the world.” E.0. Wilson, Harvard Entomologist

When you stop by the Bee Booth pick up information on beautiful native plants honey bees love. Learn how you can invite honey bees to your garden by planting bee-friendly native plants.