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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, February 5, 2018. General Meeting: 7PM. Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM.  

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101:
3rd Sunday of the month beginning February 18, 2018, 9AM-Noon.

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A Sweet Season For Honey 

By Betty Hallock (LA Times August 4, 2012)
Urban beekeepers around L.A. are finding a bountiful harvest this year. That makes their customers happier if not fully sated.

Roxana Jullapat, the pastry chef at Cooks County restaurant in West Hollywood, drizzles a spoonful of amber honey over a piece of honey-fig-walnut cake with roasted figs and burnt-honey ice cream. The honey she uses for the dessert, according to her menu, is Silver Lake honey, which, she says, often prompts the question from customers: "Are the bees hipsters who hang out at Intelligentsia drinking coffee and wearing skinny jeans?"

Actually, they're honey bees who reside on an east Silver Lake hill in the backyard of Amy Seidenwurm and Russell Bates, drinking the nectar of the flowers of lavender, California buckwheat, sage, jasmine and eucalyptus, fig and citrus trees. (A nod to hipsterdom: Their wooden stacked-box hives are decorated with the names of bands such as Hüsker Dü, the Jam and Idaho.)

This season the couple's bees — about 120,000 of them in three hives — have produced more than 60 pounds of honey, twice as much honey as in past years. "We've never had this much of it," says Seidenwurm, whose honey and honeycomb go to Bar Covell wine bar in Los Feliz for its charcuterie plates and Village Bakery in Atwater, where it garnishes fruit crostatas and is sold in jars under the label Feral Honey & Bee. Cooks County puts the honeycomb on its cheese plates, and Jullapat pours honey on her melon sorbets or chocolate-filled beignets. "I love the combination of chocolate and honey," she says.

Other urban beekeepers have been flush with honey too...



Growing Fears Over Recent "Killer" Bee Attacks

Listen to Extension Apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology talk about Africanized honey bees on the national Fox Network (Aug 1, 2012).


LACBA Buzzings!!! Newsletter from July, 2012 Meeting

Buzzings!!! Newsletter from our July, 2012 Meeting is now ready for your reading enjoyment. Thank you to LACBA Secretary, Stacy McKenna, on a wonderful job. Some of the topics include: Randy Oliver's presentation on Recognizing Bee Diseases from the CSBA 2011 Conference, 2012 LA County Fair Bee Booth (Aug. 31-Sept. 30), Recap of 1st Annual Honey Harvest Festival.


EPA Wants To Hear What You Think Of Clothianidin

Remember, Democracy is Decided by those who show up. Read the information, go to the web page and put in your comments. 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Clothianidin; Emergency Petition To Suspend; Notice of Availability

SUMMARY: PANNA and others submitted a request for the EPA to immediately suspend Clothianidin and take other actions affecting the registration. The EPA is announcing the decision to deny the suspension request and is inviting the public to comment on the decision and the remainder of the petition. Read more...

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 25, 2012.


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


Cooking with Honey: Creamy Honey Sesame Dip

From the National Honey Board: Creamy Honey Sesame Dip