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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

Equipment, Supplies (Local)

UPCOMING EVENTS 

December 4, 2017 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER 
 

WHERE: Pickwick Gardens
1001 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91506
Conference Center 

WHEN: Monday, December 4, 2017
TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  (Doors open at 6, we dine about 6:30)

YOU CAN RESPOND TO THE EVITE HERE.

WHO: This is a family-friendly open event - feel free to bring your spouse, partner, kids, and friends.

HOW MUCH: $10/person.  

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring either an appetizer or dessert to share (6-8 servings is plenty).
Potluck by last name: A-M Desserts  N-Z Appetizers    

RAFFLE: Tickets are $1. Members renewing for 2018 get 5 free tickets. Please bring any items you'd like to contribute to the raffle on the night of the dinner.

CATERING: Once again, we are so pleased to announce our wonderful dinner will be provided by Outback Catering (LACBA Member, Doug Noland).  Beverages will be provided by Pickwick Gardens. 



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JANUARY 9 - 13, 2018
ABF CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

CELEBRATE the 75th Diamond Anniversary of the ABF
at the 2018 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow,
January 9-13, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
http://abfconference.com/

Discover the many facets of the ABF
with four days of spectacular educational sessions, networking and fun.

SHINE BRIGHT IN RENO!
Hear from experts, trendsetters & influencers.
Learn best practices.
Shop a tradeshow full of the latest beekeeping innovations.
Showcase your skills in the 2018 Honey Show.
Have next-generation fun at the Kids and Bees program.
Network with 900+ fellow beekeepers

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2017 PAST EVENTS

 

 

 

 

   NOVEMBER 14-16, 2017
CALIFORNIA STATE BEEKEEPERS CONVENTION

 http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com/events.html

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SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2017
RANDY OLIVER
Hosted by the Beekeepers Association of Southern California
and the Orange County Beekeepers Association

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 28, 29 & 30, 2017, come learn about bees and beekeeping with Randy Oliver (Scientific Beekeeping). 

When: Thursday, September 28th, 6:30pm-8:55pm
Where:
La Mirada Civic Center (Resource Room)
Cost: (FREE)
Randy Oliver will be speaking at the September meeting of the Beekeepers Association of Southern California. (See details/flyer below and here.)

Friday, September 29th, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Where: OC Fairgrounds (Silo Building)
Cost: $5.00
Join Randy Olliver and the Orange County Beekeepers Association at the OC Fairgrounds. (See details/flyer below and here.)

When: Saturday, September 30th, 9am-4pm
Where: Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Cost: $40 / $50. 
Orange County Beekeepers Association Event.
Beekeeping Workshop with Randy Oliver.

Randy will present a full day disease and pest management workshop, intermediate beekeeping topics, also covering other common problems such as insufficient honey or pollen stores, and a hands on demonstration. You have got to see Randy handle a hive - he's amazing!

$40 registration fee for members of the OC club. $50 registration for non-members so bring a friend. Sack lunch and drinks will be provided. Seats are limited to 35 so don't delay. Sign up here http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eejcjz002b0afc0f&llr=uikx5dkab


Thursday, September 28, 2017

BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
13710 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada Civic Center (Resource Room)
La Mirada, CA 90638
6:30pm-8:55pm

 

Friday, September 29, 2017
ORANGE COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
 OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive (Silo Building)
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

7:00pm

 Saturday, September 30, 2017
ORANGE COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
 Irvine Outdoor Education Center
2 Irvine Park Rd.
Irvine, CA 92869
9:00am-4:00pm

Randy Oliver:

Randy is a regular contributor to the American Beekeeping Journal, owner/author of scientificbeekeeping.com, and one of the premier beekeeping speakers in the US. We are very fortunate to have him share his knowledge with us. This is a rare chance to ask questions of one of the most respected researchers in the field ! Join us and enjoy an informal presentation on Randy's latest research projects and hive management.

“I started keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology.  In 1980 I began to build a migratory beekeeping operation in California, and currently run around 1000-1500 hives with my two sons, from which we make our livings.

In 1993, the varroa mite arrived in California, and after it wiped out my operation for the second time in 1999, I decided to “hit the books” and use my scientific background to learn to fight back.  I started writing for the American Bee Journal in 2006, and have submitted articles nearly every month since then (see “Articles by Publication Date”–scroll to the bottom for the most recent).

My writing for the Journal brought me requests to speak at beekeeping conventions, which has also allowed me the chance to visit beekeepers from all over North America and several other continents.  I read most every scientific study relating to beekeeping, and regularly correspond with beekeepers and researchers worldwide.

What I try to do in my articles and blogs is to scour scientific papers for practical beekeeping applications, and to sort through the advice, opinion, and conjecture found in the bee magazines and on the Web, taking no positions other than to provide accurate information to Joe Beekeeper.

I regularly update the articles on this site as new information becomes available, and solicit constructive criticism or comments.  Perhaps the best venue for such discussion is at the Informed Discussion of Beekeeping Issues and Bee Biology.  Be sure to subscribe to updates, and I’ll email you monthly when I add content to the sitehttp://scientificbeekeeping.com/scientific-beekeeping-newsletter/

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH
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 (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 LA 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 or at the Observation Hive.

Bee Booth 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 - 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 - 9/24/2017: We begin 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.

HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

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


See our 2017 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

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AUGUST 27, 2017 - THE VALLEY HIVE


Grand Opening Celebration

Join us on Sunday, August 27th to celebrate the grand opening of our new location at 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd in Chatsworth. In honor of National Honeybee Day, we will also be hosting our Annual Honey & Recipe Contest.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/892262614244944/?ti=icl

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MEAD MAKING CLASS
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9AM-11AM
18217 Parthenia Street
Reseda, CA


Limited Space
Take Home a Gallon
$50 per person
Contact Roger Taylor to Attend: 818-400-9017 meadmaker@gmail.com


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JUNE 10, 2017 - 6th Annual 2017 California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship

9:00AM-5PM  Central Park in Downtown Fillmore, CA

CALLING ALL BEEKEEPERS!

ALL ABOARD FOR A TRAIN RIDE!

Every year LACBA member beekeepers hop aboard the Fillmore and Western Railway and ride the rails from the Honey Harvest Festival over to Bennett's Honey Farm.  Beekeepers love talking about "BEES" and sharing their beekeeping adventures and knowledge with the general public. The California Honey Harvest Festival is one of our most entertaining and rewarding club events.  

Train Rides: 10AM, 12:30PM, 3PM

Maybe you've only had a couple beekeeping classes and might not think you know much about bees -- you'd be surprised how much you learn in the doing.  You don't need to be an experienced beekeeper to help out at our Honey Bee Table:

(Shifts available: Table Setup: 8:30AM / Ready: 9AM  Close: 5PM)

Contact our king docent, El Rey Ensch, at (818) 480-2228 cell or (818) 790-3236,
or sign up with El Rey at our next LACBA Meeting. 

It's a wonderful, fun, learning experience!
- Join Us!


MEAD MAKING CLASS
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9AM-11AM
18217 Parthenia Street
Reseda, CA


Limited Space
Take Home a Gallon
$50 per person
Contact Roger Taylor to Attend: 818-400-9017 meadmaker@gmail.com