Los Angeles Zoo - Spring Fling

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Spring Fling

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association will be hosting a ‘Honey Tasting’ (like a ‘Wine Tasting’) during the Los Angeles Zoo 2019 Spring Fling. For six weekends beginning Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, April 28, 2019. LACBA members will be on hand offering samples of a variety of local honeys. We’ll also be selling local honey as well as providing education about honey bees and answering questions. We will also have a 30 minute slot every day on the stage next to our Honey Bee Booth to talk about beekeeping. 

LACBA Members Volunteer Sign Up

UPDATE: LACBA Celebrates National Honey Bee Day by Setting Up the LA County Fair Bee Booth

UPDATE:

Thank you to all the volunteers from the Beekeepers Association of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association for coming out today and helping to set up the Bee Booth.  Thanks to your efforts, we got it all done today, and we won't need to work on the booth tomorrow.
Thank to the following volunteer worker bees:
Eva Andrews, Chris Boswell, Cynthia Caldera, Manny Caldera, Joan Day, Steve Day, Jim Honodel,  Dave Lehmann, Jon Reese, Jay Weiss, Dave Williams.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY
AUGUST 18, 2018

Bee Booth Set Up
Saturday & Sunday (August 18 & 19)
9AM - Approximately 2PM
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

 

Volunteer members of the
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
and the
Beekeepers Association of Southern California
will celebrate National Honey Bee Day
by setting up the Los Angeles County Fair - Bee Booth.

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.
Lunch will be provided.
There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!
For more information:
/bee-booth-la-county-fair/
/events/

The Valley Hive 3rd Annual Honey Competition & Recipe Contest

The Valley Hive
10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Sunday, August 12th 4-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/thevalleyhive/

https://www.facebook.com/events/471608013283828/

Looking for a little old fashioned summertime fun? Stop by The Valley Hive on Sunday, August 12th from 4-7pm for the 3rd Annual Honey Competition & Recipe Contest. Taste honey from local backyard beekeepers and sample dishes made with honey. Kids activities, workshops, and local vendors will be on hand as well. To enter the competition or submit a recipe, send an email to info@thevalleyhive.com. This event is FREE to the public.

Randy Oliver Workshop August 25 & 26, 2018 presented by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association

 Download and Print Flyer pdf

Randy Oliver regularly updates articles on his site as new information becomes available, and solicits 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 you'll receive an email you monthly when content is added to the site http://scientificbeekeeping.com/scientific-beekeeping-newsletter/

Bee Jamboree!

City of Ventura Public Art Program    June 18, 2018

Hello!

I am writing to you on behalf of the City of Ventura’s Public Art Program.  We are putting together an event called the Bee Jamboree at the Barranca Vista Imagination Center on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 4-6:30 pm. This event will be hosted in celebration of our City’s newest installation of public art entitled Bee Cause by artist MB Hanrahan in collaboration with many artists and creative community members.  This work was inspired by the plight of the North American Honey Bee and to create awareness about the importance of bees to our planet. MB has created a garden made from painted repurposed donated hubcaps on a metal mesh with bee sculptures among flower patches. The installation fits beautifully into the Barranca Vista Center, which is the ‘hub’ of creative, enriching, educational, and physical activities for young and old on the east end of Ventura. So much happens here, it’s a hive of activity. Bee Cause will strengthen Ventura’s livability by connecting symbolic cooperation of bees with cooperation among humans.

We hope to create a celebration that recognizes the art and educates the community about the importance of bees, how we can support them, and what they do for our community.  

We are seeking interested and various bee-friendly vendors such as beekeepers, honey soirees, bees wax candlemakers, bee friendly garden experts, or/and bee educators. We’d like to offer the community honey tasting, garden demonstrations, opportunity to see a live beehive, and anything else bee related. If you have an interest or if you know of someone who is interested in setting up a booth and sharing your passion and  bee expertise, please fill out the attached Participation Form and contact me as soon as possible.

Thank you for your consideration!

Kindly,

Tobie Roach
Public Art Project Manager
Parks. Recreation & Community Partnerships Department
City of Ventura, 501 Poli Street, room 218, Ventura CA 93001
www.cityofventura.ca.gov

troach@ci.ventura.ca.us

Bee Jamboree Participation Form

2017 California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship

CALLING ALL BEEKEEPERS!

ALL ABOARD FOR A TRAIN RIDE!

2017 California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship
Central Park in downtown Fillmore, CA
Saturday, June 10, 2017  9AM-5PM

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), Open: 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 Membership Meeting. 

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

 http://www.bennetthoney.com/BHF-Events.html

The Valley Hive Celebrates National Honeybee Day

The Valley Hive - 1st Honey Tasting and Recipe Contest in Celebration of National Honeybee Day.

When: Saturday, August 20th 4-7pm  

Where: The West End Tavern
21356 Devonshire Street
Chatsworth, CA 



Our friends at The West End Tavern in Chatsworth have generously offered their location for this event. Beatrice, the bartender extraordinaire, will be on hand to make her amazing Honey Cocktail creations. 

WHAT: Beekeepers from the Los Angeles area will have an opportunity to showcase their Backyard Honey. Each entry will be judged by our panel of Honey Experts from all over Southern California. After a winner is chosen, the honey will be available for public tasting.

 Why: It’s National Honeybee Day and that’s something to celebrate!

Guidelines to Enter: Is your honey the best in town? Do you have a favorite honey recipe? Entering our contest couldn’t be easier!!

1. Fill out the form

2. We need two 1 pound jars of your honey: one in an unmarked jar for the contest; the other jar should be labeled, and will be sold at the event. All proceeds will be donated to a charity dedicated to helping to Save the Buzz!  

3. Bring your honey to The Valley Hive or bring it to The West End Tavern by 3:30pm on August 20th. Be sure to fill out the form above so that we know to include your honey in the competition!

4. If you are entering a honey recipe, simply let us know what you are making and bring it to The West End Tavern by 3:30pm on August 20th.

 The Valley Hive Shipping Address is: 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311

The Valley Hive
The Valley Hive Event on Website
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The Valley Hive is Hosting National Honeybee Day Honey Tasting & Recipe Contest

The Valley Hive is hosting a Honey Tasting and Recipe Contest in celebration of National Honeybee Day. We hope that you can join us at The West End Tavern on Saturday, August 20th


WHAT: Beekeepers from the Los Angeles area will have an opportunity to showcase their Backyard Honey. Each entry will be judged by our panel of Honey Experts from all over Southern California. After a winner is chosen, the honey will be available for public tasting.
 
Where: Our friends at The West End Tavern in Chatsworth have generously offered their location for this event. Beatrice, the bartender extraordinaire, will be on hand to make her Honey Cocktail creations. The address is: 21356 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth
 
When: Saturday, August 20th from 4-7pm
 
Why: It’s National Honeybee Day and that’s something to celebrate!
 
Guidelines to Enter: Is your honey the best in town? Do you have a favorite honey recipe? Entering our contest couldn’t be easier!! 

  1. fill out the form
  2. We need two 1 pound jars of your honey: one in an unmarked jar for the contest; the other jar should be labeled, and will be sold at the event. All proceeds will be donated to a charity dedicated to helping to Save the Buzz!  
  3. Bring your honey to The Valley Hive or you can ship it to us, if you prefer. You can also bring it to the next LACBA meeting on Monday, August 1st. Deadline to enter is August 18th.
  4. If you are entering a honey recipe, simply let know what you are making and bring it to The West End Tavern by 3:30pm on August 20th.

Our Shipping Address is:
9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311

Celebrate National Honeybee Day at The Valley Hive! - Honey Contest!!!

Our first ever Honey Tasting Event will be held on
Saturday, August 20th....National Honeybee Day!!
Time TBA. Stay tuned for more details. Save the date!!!
http://thevalleyhive.com/

For more info on National Honeybee Day:
http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/

Picnic With The Bees

Today, June 23, 2016:

Picnic With The Bees

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
Grant Park, Los Angeles 
(Across from City Hall) 

There are over 30 media events across the country. Today there's a brief press conference inviting media and beekepers to make statements regarding pesticides affecting them. What we are seeing and what we are experiencing. Each speaker given a statement. No podium.  1-4 minutes.  The main goal is to get the EPA and test and ban pesticides that kill bees. (Environment California)

(NOTE: We just received this info and this is all the info we have on this event. Thank you!) 

 

5th Annual Honey Harvest Festival and BBQ Championship

5th Annual 2016 California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship

Saturday, June 11, 2015   9:00AM-5PM
Central Park in Downtown Fillmore, CA

Tel: 805-524-5789 http://www.bennetthoney.com/
http://www.bennetthoney.com/BHF-Events.html


  5th Annual 2016 CALIFORNIA HONEY HARVEST FESTIVAL & BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP 

Train Tour to Bennett's Honey Farm   Arts & Crafts    Live Music & Entertainment
BBQ Championship Cookoff & More!
Festival opens at 9:00am   -   Free Admission   -   Fun for the whole family!  

3 Train Tours Daily to Bennett's Honey Farm - Saturday - 10:00AM / 12:30PM / 3:00PM
Ticket price for Fillmore Train Ride and Bennett's Honey Farm Tour  

$22 Adults & Seniors 
Youth 4-12: $15
 Children 2-3: $10
 Under 2 Years free on lap 
For more info about the Festival and Train Tours to Bennett's Honey Farm visit: http://www.bennetthoney.com/BHF-Events.html
 
This year the festival will help support Autism Speaks, a national non-profit helping 
to increase research and awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
Come join us at our 5th Annual California Honey Festival, an educational and tasty experience held in conjunction with the 
Fillmore & Western Railway, a refurbished railway tucked away in the rolling hills of Ventura County. 
Step aboard the historic Fillmore & Western Railway for a short train ride to Bennett's Honey Farm
 located halfway between Fillmore and Piru. 
You'll see demonstrations by California bee keepers along the way and take a one-of-a-kind tour at the honey farm, where you'll learn all about honey bees and how the honey is collected and processed. 

***

LACBA MEMBERS: Come bee a part of the 5th Annual Honey Harvest Festival as a docent on the train educating the public about honey bees and beekeeping or talking about bees at our Honey Bee Table. Contact El Rey at (818) 480-2228 cell or (818) 790-3236 - or sign up with El Rey at our next LACBA Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016.
It's a great fun experience! 

Talk Bees May 21 & 22 at Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo!

Great day for the ZOO! Head on over to the LA Zoo and learn about BEES May 21 & 22. Bees will be part of the Wild for the Planet Earth Day celebration at the Zoo event today. Ruth Askren of Bee Capture and other members of the LA County Beekeepers will be on hand to answer question about bees! Gonna be a fun day!http://thenextfamily.com/event/wild-planet-zoo/  We're in the Eucalyptus Grove!!!

If you're an LACBA member and would like to be a part of the LA Zoo's “Wild for the Planet” Earth Day celebration, come spend a day at the zoo helping teach people about bees. Please contact Ruth Askren ruth@beecapture.com to sign up. Come meet people from the local beekeeping community! https://beecapture.com/   Enjoy!

UPDATE - May 23, 2016

Thank you to:

The whole Mussenden Family
Ana Farrell
Holly Hawk
David Parker
Laura Quick
... who spent hours giving honey samples to visitors, answering questions about bees, and pointing out the wonders of the observation hive. "I love how the kids all got so excited to find a drone or the queen in the observation hive! We had fun!" ~ Ruth Askren

And a special Thank You to:

... for getting the LACBA involved in this wonderful Wild for the Planet Earth Day celebration at the LA Zoo (and for these photo memories). 

 

 

 

Reminder: AGdayLa May 18 & 19 - Beekeepers Needed

May 18 and 19, 2016 - AGdayLA 

The Pomona Fairgrounds - At the 'Big Red Barn'
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

We are still in need of Volunteers for May 18 and 19.
Volunteers - please bee there between the hours of (8:30 - 12:30)

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, will once again be participating in the education of about 800 4th graders about honeybees and their importance in pollination of crops and how the entire food chain is impacted by honeybees http://www.agdayla.com/.  If you're interested in spending a couple hours helping teach 4th graders about bees, please contact Mary Landau (626) 794-4025 or (626) 695-0470 to sign up! We're also looking for additional observation hives for this event; so if you have an observation hive we can use, please let Mary know. Thank you!

(NOTE: Mary Landau is our contact for AGdayLA. Please do not contact her for information about honey bees or swarms. Just contact her if you are an LACBA member who can help as a volunteer talking about honey bees for AGdayLA. Thank you!)

AGDayLA May 18 - 19, 2016

May 18 and 19, 2016 - AGdayLA 

AGDayLA
T
he Pomona Fairgrounds - At the 'Big Red Barn'
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Volunteers - please bee there between the hours of (8:30 - 12:30)

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association will once again be participating in the education of about 800 4th graders about honeybees and their importance in pollination of crops and how the entire food chain is impacted by honeybees http://www.agdayla.com/.  If you're interested in spending a couple hours helping teach 4th graders about bees, please contact Mary Landau (626) 794-4025 to sign up! We're also looking for additional observation hives for this event; so if you have an observation hive we can use, please let Mary know. Thank you!

AGdayLA May 18 & 19, 2016

AGdayLA - May 18 and 19, 2016 

48th DAA Fair and AGDayLA
T
he Pomona Fairgrounds - At the 'Big Red Barn'
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Volunteers - pleqase bee there between the hours of (8:30 - 12:30)

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, will once again be participating in the education of about 800 3rd & 4th graders about honeybees and their importance in pollination of crops and how the entire food chain is impacted by honeybees. http://www.agdayla.com/  Thanks so very much for your help with this. Mary Landau

Grow Pomona - March 19, 2016

Grow Pomona - Mar 19, 2016

The Farm at Fairplex - Grow Pomona: A family day to celebrate agriculture, horticulture, food, fun and learning

Free admission with fun activities, gardening tips, agriculture and horticulture, education and enlightenment for one and all

Admission and parking free at Gate 12 on White Ave. https://www.facebook.com/events/765125850255665/

Members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association will be on hand talking about bees! Please contact Ruth Askren ruth@beecapture.com who is coordinating volunteers – thank you!


Presentation: Mushrooms for Bees - to Benefit WSU, Dept. of Entomology

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
at the
Director's Guild of America, Theater 1
7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
 There will be a presentation on protecting bees using beneficial mushrooms.
$10 admission.
Net proceeds will be donated to WSU Entomology Department.
Visit Eventbrite now to reserve your seat.

Kids and Bees Resources, Just for You From The Bee-Girl

https://goo.gl/6RVqJC

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: This year the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is honored to host Hayden Wolf, the 2015 American Honey Princess, at the LA County Fair Bee Booth. Hayden will be joining us from September 21-27. Come meet this beautiful princess and learn about honey bees! The booth will be abuzz with activies, beautifuly photography, and a real live Honey Bee Observation Hive. Come find the Queen Bee and meet the American Honey Princess! There's so much to learn about bees - and it's so much fun!