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This is the official website for the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association established in 1873.


Bare Bees:
Bill's Bees
Holly Hawk 626-807-0572
The Valley Hive 


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

Next LACBA Beekeeping Class 101:
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 9AM-Noon at The Valley Hive. BEE SUITS REQUIRED!

Check out our Facebook page for lots of info and updates on bees; and please remember to LIKE US: 



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


A Sculptor Creates a Stop on the Bee Train

By Elaine Louie  New York Times 8/2/12

Christopher Russell, 52, a Manhattan sculptor, is one of 10 artists commissioned by the M.T.A. Arts for Transit and Urban Design program in its latest project to enhance New York subway stations. Almost all of the new works (seven are scheduled for unveiling today along the D line in Brooklyn) are laminated glass windscreens that edge subway platforms above ground. One project, by the artist Andrea Dezsö, consists of stainless steel railings that are part of a transfer bridge and underpass.



Delta Flight Delayed by Massive Swarm of Bees

Huffington Post 8/3/12


IMPERIAL, Pa. -- A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York.

Repasky says such swarms form when colonies become too large and the queen leaves half of her bees behind to find a new home. Some swarms can contain 25,000 to 30,000 bees.

Repasky says it's likely there's a wild honeybee colony at the airport somewhere.

The beekeeper was called to remove the insects because they're a protected species that cannot legally be killed.


The Travelling Beehive

The Travelling Beehive by Elena Garcia and Manuel Ángel Rosado, illustrated by Juan Hernaz

The Travelling Beehive is a new free stunningly beautiful illustrated book that examines in depth the importance of pollination for our current lifestyle.

Halfway between literature and popular science, deeply documented, this book offers a didactic view of the activity of the domestic bee and other pollinators, for children and for adults, beekeepers, biologists and entomologists.

A Teacher's Guide has also been developed to help non-experts to understand in depth the details represented in each of the sheets.

You can read and download The Travelling Beehive for free (in PDF and also epub file for iPad and other tablets) directly from the following links:
1. EPUB files (for iPad and tablets): (teacher's guide)
2. PDF files: (teacher's guide)
3. View on-line book: (teacher's guide)

Read more:

(The above brought to us by Carlen Jupe, CSBA Sec/Treas)