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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.

 

Equipment, Supplies (Local)


 

LA COUNTY FAIR - BEE BOOTH

What You Can Do:          
 

 

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover and a bee."
 

Emily Dickinson

 

 

Join Us:

Learn to keep your own bees, or help educate others about bees. Our local bee clubs also use membership dues to support bee research and legislation efforts.


Plant Bee Friendly Flowers:

The more gardens we have full of bee-friendly plants, the healthier our bees will be.

 

 

 

 

The Gardening for Bees section here on our website has useful information.

http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/gardening-for-bees/

Also see:  

Partners for Sustainable Pollination http://www.pfspbees.org

University of California - The California Garden Web http://ucanr.org/sites/gardenweb

Urban Bee Gardens http://nature.berkeley.edu/urbanbeegardens/ 

The Great Sunflower Project http://www.greatsunflower.org/

The Theodore Payne Foundation http://www.theodorepayne.org/ 

UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven http://beebiology.ucdavis.edu/HAVEN/index.html
Plants of the UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven  http://hhbhgarden.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Honey-Bee-Haven-plant-list-May-2014.pdf

 

Cooking with Honey:

Check the internet or recipe books you already own for more recipes using honey.

Also see:

The Honey Association http://www.honeyassociation.com

National Honey Board Made with Honey Interactive Websites
http://madewithhoney.com/

National Honey Board  http://www.honey.com/nhb/recipes/

National Honey Board Newsletter: 
http://honey.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1919ce59c4b8f2ab2df86c158&id=fb2c844aff

Northhamptonshire Bee Club:
http://www.northantsbees.org.uk/recipes.html 

 

Buy Local Produce:

Produce raised locally was probably pollinated by local bees. Check out the Farmer's Markets in your area. If you are in or around LA County look for our LACBA members at local Farmer's Markets http://lacba.squarespace.com/honey-bee-products/. Here's a list of Farmer's Markets in Los Angeles County: http://www.laalmanac.com/agriculture/ag00.htm

 

Join Bee Friendly Farming:

Your membership and donations help plant bee forage throughout the state. Partners for Sustainable Pollination http://www.pfspbees.org/

 

Support Bee Friendly Legislation:

Find out what the local ordinances in your city are regarding bees and apiaries, and help change them if needed.

Visit our Help Save the Honey Bees!: (Take Action and Articles, Legislation, Etc.)

Other ways you can help: 

Help track the Pulse of our Planet!

We need your help to track the pulse of our planet. Through the USA-NPN’s Nature’s Notebook, citizens across the nation are providing data on plants and animals.

People like you — gardeners, farmers, birders, hikers, anglers, joggers, or all-around nature enthusiasts — are already recording the recurring events they see in the lives of the plants and animals around them. This includes when cherry trees or lilacs blossom, when robins build their nests, when salmon swim upstream to spawn, or when leaves turn colors in the fall.

http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_science_pick/experiments-underestimate-climate-change-impacts-to-plants/

Read a University of California, San Diego, press release, as well as a NASA feature, on this article.

 http://www.usanpn.org/participate/observe

For more suggestions on how you can help

University of Minnesota suggestions on How You Can Help: http://beelab.umn.edu/About/index.htm

University of Minnesota Public Courses: http://beelab.umn.edu/Education/Public_Courses/index.htm

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle http://www.reducereuserecycle.co.uk/greenarticles/ten_things_to_do_to_help_honey_bees.php

Donate:

Pollinator Stewardship Council: (Helps defend native and managed bees from the effects of pesticides.) http://pollinatorstewardship.org/ 

Project Apis m. http://projectapism.org/  (Collects and distributes funding to honey bee research organizations.)

UC Davis Laidlaw Honey Bee Research Facility:
http://beebiology.ucdavis.edu/    http://beebiology.ucdavis.edu/OUTREACH/howtodonate.html

Scientific Beekeeping - Randy Oliver (Through a Biologist's Eyes) http://scientificbeekeeping.com/

University of Minnesota - Dr. Marla Spivak http://beelab.umn.edu/Giving/index.htm

Dozens of other organizations throughout the country are all working on issues relating to the health and sustainability of our bee populations.