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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.

 

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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, August 7, 2017. Meeting: 7PM. Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101:
 Class #6, Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9AM-Noon, hosted at The Valley Hive. See our Beekeeping Class 101 page for details & directions. BEE SUITS REQUIRED.

Check out our Facebook page for lots of info and updates on bees; and please remember to LIKE US: https://www.facebook.com/losangelesbeekeeping 

THE LATEST BUZZ:  

Wednesday
Jun132012

Pollinator Paradise

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) June 12, 2012

Picture a pollinator paradise right where nature intended it to be--near an apiary.

Staff research associate/beekeeper Elizabeth Frost of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, earlier this year planted a pollinator patch in front of the facility--and what an eyecatcher it is.

She selected California golden poppies, lupine and foxgloves, among other choices....

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Visit the Kathy Keatley Garvey Bug Squad blog at: http://ucanr.org/blogs/bugsquad/

Visit the Kathy Keatley Garvey website at: http://kathygarvey.com/

Wednesday
Jun132012

A Good Week for Webinars (June 14, 19, 20)

June 14, 2012    Time: 4:00pm (PST)         7:00pm (EDT)

Making Summer Splits That Can Overwinter

From North Carolina State University (Hosted by Montgomery County Beekeepers Association)

For more info on this free Webinar: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/webinars.html

(Please note: If this is your first time viewing a NCSU webinar, you will need to download the Elluminate software. These webinars are run through the online software system Elluminate, brought to you free of charge through the NC Cooperative Extension Service and DELTA. Anyone is able to participate either as an individual or as a group. Local chapters are particularly encouraged to participate as a group by logging on and projecting the live session. For details, see your local NC County Extension Office. Also, the times quoted on the NCSU links are Eastern time, so adjust accordingly.)

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June 19, 2012    Time: 4:00pm (PST)         7:00pm (EDT)      

Panel Discussion Webinar on All Things Beekeeping

Catch the Buzz - Kim Flottum, Larry Connor, Jeff Pettis

Have Your Questions Ready or Send Them in Early! 

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat no at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/907747370

For more information: http://home.ezezine.com/1636/1636-2012.06.13.08.14.archive.html

(The above Webinar info brought us by CATCH THE BUZZ (Kim Flottum) Bee Culture, The Magazine of American Beekeeping, published by A.I. Root Company.)

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Wednesday, June 20th   Time: 6:00am-7:00am (PST)    9am-10am (EDT)

Mites and Honey Bees

From The Ohio State University, Wooster

Dr. Jim Tew, State Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Retired Professor, OSU Department of Entomology, author and Featured Columnist for Bee Culture Magazine, will do a 1 hour Webinar.

To join this free webinar, follow the link and log in as a guest at about 5 min. prior to Webinar:
go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz
 
iPad link

Each monthly webinar session will be recorded archived on the OSU BeeLab website the following day. You can now visit all past Webinars, so check out this valuable resource.

If you have questions or need help, contact Denise Ellsworth at: ellsworth.2@osu.edu
Program Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education 
OSU Department of Entomology

This ezine is also available online at http://home.ezezine.com/1636/1636-2012.06.13.08.51.archive.html

(The above Webinar info brought us by CATCH THE BUZZ (Kim Flottum) Bee Culture, The Magazine of American Beekeeping, published by A.I. Root Company.)

Tuesday
Jun122012

Bed Check! 

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) June 11, 2012

All winter long my bee condo housed 16 tenants...and one earwig.

And quite comfortably, too, thank you.

It all began last fall when the leafcutting bees laid their eggs, provisioned each nest with a nectar/pollen ball, and plugged it with leaves.

Just about every morning, I did a bed check. Yes, 16 tenants and one earwig. (In actuality, there were probably more of those nasty little earwigs, but each time I checked, I found only one. But lots of...

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Visit the Kathy Keatley Garvey Bug Squad blog at: http://ucanr.org/blogs/bugsquad/

Visit the Kathy Keatley Garvey website at: http://kathygarvey.com/

Check out the marvelous inspirational article about Kathy Keatley Garvey in the June 2012 issue of the American Bee Journal. It features more beautiful bee photography by Kathy Keatley Garvey and a walk in her garden.

Monday
Jun112012

Bees from around the Earth

A video by Eric Tourneret, the bee photographer - Bees in the World. Human stories of bees from around the earth.  

 

Monday
Jun112012

Practical Method Developed to Access Royal Jelly Freshness

Huo-Qing Zheng, Wen-Ting Wei, Lli-Ming Wu, Fu-Liang Hu, Vincent Dietemann (Journal of Food Science) June 4, 2012

Fast Determination of Royal Jelly Freshness by a Chromogenic Reaction

Royal jelly is one of the most important products of honeybees. Given its role in development of bee brood into fertile individuals of the royal caste it is also used in health products for human consumption. Royal jelly spoils and loses its health-promoting properties depending on storage duration and conditions. To ensure product quality before selling, it is therefore necessary to assess royal jelly freshness. Many indexes of freshness have been suggested, but they all lack reliability or require complex and time-consuming analyses. Here we describe a method to detect royal jelly freshness based on a chromogenic reaction between royal jelly and HCl. We demonstrate that analyses based on color parameters allow for the discrimination of royal jelly samples based on the duration of their storage. Color parameters of royal jelly stored at −18 and 4 °C for 28 d remained comparable to that of fresh samples, which supports the reliability of the method. The method of freshness determination described is practical, cheap, and fast and can thus be used in real-time when trading royal jelly.

The method developed can be used to assess royal jelly freshness. It is practical, cheap, and fast and can thus be used in real-time when trading royal jelly.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02726.x/abstract