LACBA Meeting: January 5, 2015

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association will hold our first meeting of the New Year.  Join Us!

Meeting: Monday, January 5, 2015 

Time: Doors Open: 6:45pm/Starts: 7:00pm 

Location:  Mount Olive Lutheran Church
                 3561 Foothill Boulevard
                 La Crescenta, CA 91214
                       (In Shilling Hall)
See our Meetings page for details. 

 

Kodua Galieti, international photo-journalist, beekeeper, and LACBA member, is offering her beautiful 2015 BEE-INSPIRED 'The Busy Business of Bees' calendars at a 'LACBA members only' rate of $10 each.  At this price you can pick up a couple and share them with friends and fellow beekeepers.  The calendars will be available at the meeting. They can be viewed ahead of time at Kodua's website: 
http://www.koduaphotography.com/2015-Bee-Inspired-Calendar.html

Kodua Galieti

Following is an open letter from Renee Bennett (Kodua Galieti's big sister). December 5, 2014

Hello,

By now you may or may not be aware that Kodua has been diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer.  I am hoping we might enlist your help in keeping her spirits up. She begins chemo treatments the end of next week.

It would mean a lot to our family and to Kodua if you could ask her fellow beekeepers and bee friends to send her words and cards and notes of encouragement.  If you need Kodua’s address, please message
her on her Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/kodua.galieti.

It is our wish that Kodua feels the support and care of as many folks as possible to further strengthen her resolve in her battle.

We thank you tremendously for any assistance you might be able to provide.
Truly,
Renee Bennett
Kodua's big sister

Kodua Galieti is an international photojournalist and a beekeeper.  She uses macro-photography while shooting bees to show the amazing intricacies of bees. Her beautiful honey bee photography is featured throughout this LACBA website. Kodua's goal is to inspire people about the importance of the honey bee to our world. Hopefully, in the process, they will become more aware of bees and join in the quest for their survival. Kodua's photography adorns the walls of the LA County Fair Bee Booth, was featured on the cover of American Bee Journal and WASP magazine, and can be enjoyed at major bee conventions around the country. She’s a member of the California State Beekeepers Association, the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, and the Louisiana State Beekeepers Association.  You can view her beautiful bee photography and her 2015 BEE-INSPIRED calendar at: http://www.koduaphotography.com/

Bee-Inspired 2015 Calendar by Kodua Galieti

Kodua Galieti, a resident of Southern California, is an international photojournalist as well as a beekeeper. Her relationship with the Creator of Life frames both her interest and the vantage point for the stories she tells through her camera lens. Kodua uses macro-photography while shooting bees to produce photos that show their amazing intricacies up-close and personal. This allows people to experience the incredible and whimsical beauty as well as the magnificent inner workings of the honey bee. Her goal is to delightfully inspire people about the importance of the honey bee to our world. Hopefully, in the process, they will become more aware of bees and join in the quest for their survival.

At her website, www.koduaphotography.com, you can view and purchase her fine art photography prints. Her images are perfect for use in educational settings such as classrooms, boardrooms, or wherever you want to see the world of bees as you have never seen before. Kodua is a member of the Los Angeles county Beekeepers Association, California State Beekeepers Association, and Louisiana State Beekeepers Association. Her annual BEE-INSPIRED Calendars are eagerly awaited by beekeepers, beekeeping organizations and clubs. 

http://www.koduaphotography.com/

Bee Inspired 2014 Bee Calendar by Kodua Galieti - Now on Sale!!!

 Just in time for the Holidays...the gorgeous Bee Inspired 2014 Bee Calendar from Kodua Galieti.


This beautiful calendar just makes you fall in love with bees all over again. Exquisite photographs, heartwarming, informative captions. Available individually or in bulk. Take a look at Kodua Photography

(Note: The calendars will be available at our next LACBA meeting. Yeah!!!)

Kodua Galieti: The Beauty of the Bees (Presentation at Holiday Dinner)

Please note that for last month's LACBA meeting we had planned on having a presentation of photo-journalist Kodua Galieti's 'Beekeeping in Israel.' However, due to lots of timely questions from the floor and other issues, we ran short of time. Then we thought we'd have the presentation in May, as noted in our April LACBA Newsletter.

On further consideration, we've realized that in a typical meeting we would probably not have enough time to do Kodua's extraordinary work justice. So, Kodua has agreed to be our Special Guest Presenter at our Annual Holiday dinner in December. Now we can look forward to a very special relaxed evening of Kodua's 'Beekeeping in Israel.'

Thank you, Kodua  

http://www.koduaphotography.com/

http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/kodua-galieti-the-beauty-of-the-bees/#.UYEtTrWko3L

Kodua Galieti: The Beauty of the Bees (Presentation at LACBA Meeting)

This evening, the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is pleased and honored to feature Kodua Galieti, Photo Journalist, Beekeeper, LACBA member and her latest adventures "Beekeeping in Israel" at our next LACBA meeting (Monday, April 1, 2013, Doors Open: 7pm / Meeting Starts: 7:30pm). 

Read the latest article on Kodua Galieti in Organic Connections Magazine.

The Beauty of the Bees

At a certain point in her life, photojournalist Kodua Galieti became enchanted with honeybees and added two hives to her organic garden. But as she began working with the bees, her photographer’s eye took her much closer: with macro photography, she began documenting—up close and personal—the wonder of life that creates so much life elsewhere.

“As I would check in on the bees—go in there, look at the frames—I was just amazed at what inside the hive looked like,” Galieti tells Organic Connections. “So it was natural for me to bring my camera. I started doing a lot of macro photography, and it opened up into a whole new world. I think there’s such a beauty and whimsical elegance to the bees when you see them up close like that. I didn’t know they had fur until I photographed them. I didn’t know they had hair on their eyeballs until I started looking that close, and boy, it’s a different world! I fell in love with it.”

Amazing the Beekeepers

Galieti began showing off her photographs at conferences and gatherings of beekeepers and enthusiasts—and found that many of them had no idea what they were working with every day. “Most beekeepers don’t look at bees through a macro lens,” Galieti says. “They’re just doing their jobs, tending the bees. So to be able to bring this little creature into such magnification for them has been amazing.

“I’ve gone to bee conferences all over the United States and Hawaii. I have a beautiful exhibit I’ve set up that tells the story from the hive to harvest of the bees. I’ve watched diehard beekeepers stand in front of these images in awe, and realized they are seeing sometimes for the first time what it really looks like that close with that magnification.”

“A Beautiful Little Insect”

But it’s not just beekeepers that are amazed—it is everyone. “I’m trying to make it so that bees are more approachable, even to children,” Galieti explains. “Instead of people wanting to freak out and swat it away, I can go, ‘Wait! Look at it! Learn about it! It’s not so scary. It’s a beautiful little insect there.’”

Galieti has even created a bee calendar, which has proven extremely popular. “I wondered how I could reach people who would not give a bee a second thought,” she says. “And I realized I could tie my photography in with a calendar and have a lot of information that would delightfully educate people. It turned out... Continue reading and enjoy more bee images... 

For more information, visit www.koduaphotography.com.

[Note: The exquisite bee photography that populates our LACBA website was provided by Kodua Galieti.]

Kodua Galieti: The Beauty of the Bees

Organic Connections    

At a certain point in her life, photojournalist Kodua Galieti became enchanted with honeybees and added two hives to her organic garden. But as she began working with the bees, her photographer’s eye took her much closer: with macro photography, she began documenting—up close and personal—the wonder of life that creates so much life elsewhere.

“As I would check in on the bees—go in there, look at the frames—I was just amazed at what inside the hive looked like,” Galieti tells Organic Connections. “So it was natural for me to bring my camera. I started doing a lot of macro photography, and it opened up into a whole new world. I think there’s such a beauty and whimsical elegance to the bees when you see them up close like that. I didn’t know they had fur until I photographed them. I didn’t know they had hair on their eyeballs until I started looking that close, and boy, it’s a different world! I fell in love with it.”

Amazing the Beekeepers

Galieti began showing off her photographs at conferences and gatherings of beekeepers and enthusiasts—and found that many of them had no idea what they were working with every day. “Most beekeepers don’t look at bees through a macro lens,” Galieti says. “They’re just doing their jobs, tending the bees. So to be able to bring this little creature into such magnification for them has been amazing.

“I’ve gone to bee conferences all over the United States and Hawaii. I have a beautiful exhibit I’ve set up that tells the story from the hive to harvest of the bees. I’ve watched diehard beekeepers stand in front of these images in awe, and realized they are seeing sometimes for the first time what it really looks like that close with that magnification.”

“A Beautiful Little Insect”

But it’s not just beekeepers that are amazed—it is everyone. “I’m trying to make it so that bees are more approachable, even to children,” Galieti explains. “Instead of people wanting to freak out and swat it away, I can go, ‘Wait! Look at it! Learn about it! It’s not so scary. It’s a beautiful little insect there.’”

Galieti has even created a bee calendar, which has proven extremely popular. “I wondered how I could reach people who would not give a bee a second thought,” she says. “And I realized I could tie my photography in with a calendar and have a lot of information that would delightfully educate people. It turned out...

Read more and enjoy more bee images... 

For more information, please visitwww.koduaphotography.com.

[Note: The exquisite bee photography that populates our website was provided by Kodua Galieti.]

2013 BEE Calendar by Kodua Galieti Features Bill's Bees

Bill's Bees featured in 2013 BEE Calendar created by award-winning photo-journalist, beekeeper, LACBA member, Kodua Galieti.

Bill's Bees is the month of July!

"Honey bees arrive in California by semi-truck beginning in October from as far away as Florida. They prepare for one of their most important pollination jobs of the year in February, which is the California almonds. The honey bees are anxious to fly and burst forth from their hives at first light of day to get their bearings and take care of "beesness." When there is a strong smell of nectar in the air, it almost seems like the honey bees explode out of the hive even before sunrise. This is especially visible when moving bees to oranges just as the bloom begins. The bees thrive in almonds and oranges. Well fed bees are happy healthy bees." - Bill Lewis & Clyde Steese, owners, Bill's Bees.

http://www.koduaphotography.com/2013_Calendar.html