LACBA Meeting Monday, May 6, 2019

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Next Meeting
Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: Doors Open: 6:30PM
Meeting Starts: 7:00PM

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 
3561 Foothill Boulevard 
La Crescenta, CA  91214


Agenda:

a.      Welcome

b.     Flag Salute

c.      Introduce the board Kevin Vice president, Merrill Secretary, ElRay Member at large and I your president.   Bill our treasurer passed away March 26th.   We will have a remembrance tonight at the end of the meeting.

d.     Select Raffle ticket seller, index cards for questions

e.      New Members and/or guests

f.       Thank Doug Noland for the treat du jour

First/Second year beekeeping - Speaker (7 minutes)
A selected beekeeper, Murry, to speak on how they got into beekeeping and their first two years of beekeeping. Specifically, on the mistakes made, the trials, tribulations, problems.

Topic Speaker
Rob Stone, Orange County Beekeepers
Reading the frames.  What you can tell about your bees from the clues on the frame.

Main Topic: Receiving your Packages

  • How’d it go?

  • How many gallons of syrup have they ate?

  • Have you opened them other than sliding lid for syrup addition?

  • April 25th  it’s been 11 days so should be inspecting yesterdayish eggs? Larva? capped brood?    What’s your plan?  Swarm control?

Meeting minutes: Mary Ann Laun

Secretary Report: Merrill Kruger

Treasurer's Report.    Jon Reese

Membership Report:  Cheryl Thiele

Website: Eva Andrews

Education: Mary Landau –  opportunities to go speak.   

I have a request.  Someone to go along to a community meeting about beekeepers and their pesky bees in the area.  I want some one to buffer me (and maybe me them) when I explain the beekeeping ordinance legalizing bees and how homeowners can move neighbors to comply with the ordinance. (Get the state apiary inspector’s number) explain bees foraging

Beekeeping 101: Keith Roberts. How did bee class go and what’s in the next class

Upcoming events:

  • Eaton canyon nature center is having a one-day event.  June 2nd.   Educate.  Observation hive sell honey. Partner with BASC.  Who will bring an observation hive?  We have honey 50 bears (?more bears?) and sticks  and sample spoons.  Need banner & pamphlets

  • Elray  Bennett’s honey Farm event. May be a donation to our club is in order for showing up and manning the train from Bennett’s

LA County Fair: Cindy Caldera

Upcoming Talk: Michele Colopy Pollinator Stewardship June 3rd  talk on Migratory beekeeping and why it is so hard to keep bees alive.

How can you increase the production of propolis in your colonies which will increase the health of the hive.  Propolis trap on the walls, saw cutting rips into the walls or roughing up walls with steel brush. 

What do you see, what are you doing this time of year?  Swarms? 

What’s blooming

Index cards Q&A

Next month:  Splits, mite check-treat, honey flow?

Raffle!!!

[You can now review LACBA Minutes and past LACBA Buzzings! Newsletters on our website on the LACBA Meeting Archives page : https://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/lacba-meeting-archives ]

LACBA Meeting Monday, March 4, 2019

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Our next meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019**

  • General Meeting: 7:00pm 

Location: Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
                 3561 Foothill Boulevard
                 La Crescenta, CA 91214

       Please bring something for the raffle!

**The meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (LACBA) are open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Please see the draft agenda in the email below and send any requests to add or revise agenda items to our president president@losangelescountybeekepers.com prior to the meeting.

Agenda:

General Meeting - 7pm

  1. Welcome

    1. Flag Salute

    2. Introduce the Board

      1. Jon Reese - President

      2. Kevin Heydman – Vice President

      3. Merrill Kruger - Secretary

      4. Bill Rathfelder - Treasurer

      5. El Rey Ensch – Member at Large

    3. Select raffle ticket seller

    4. Index cards for questions

    5. Recognize new members and/or guests

    6. Thank You

  2. Main Meeting Topic  

    1. 7 minute - Experienced beekeeper - My first 2 years as a beekeeper; mistakes, trials, tribulations, and problems.

    2. Main Speaker - Theodore Payne Foundation

  3. Secretary's Report - Merrill

  4. Treasurer’s Report

  5. Committee Reports

    1. Website  - Eva

    2. Membership - Cheryl

    3. Beekeeping 101 - Keith

  6. Upcoming Events

    1. LA Zoo, Honey Tasting – 6 weekends (March to April)

    2. Eaton Canyon Nature Center, Once Day Event – June

    3. UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County presents: Exploring Beekeeping https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26715

  7. Package Update - Month 11

  8. What are you seeing in your hives?

  9. What’s Blooming in your area?

  10. Q & A (answer questions from index cards)

  11. Next month

  12. Raffle

2019 Beekeeping 101
Our second class of the year.
Sign Up Now!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
 

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019**

Location:  The Valley Hive 
                  10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
                  Chatsworth, CA 91311

Parking for Class:  Please park on Topanga Canyon Blvd.  No parking restrictions on Sundays.

Time:  Gates and Check in open @ 8:30am.  Class Starts @ 9am and will run until Noon.

Class Requirements: 

  • You must have a paid 2019 LACBA Membership

  • Bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes

  • Seating is limited. If you want a chair you should bring one with you

  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn!

Price:  This class is free! (Suggested donation of $20 per person per class or $100 for all 8 classes. LACBA is a 501c3, your donation is tax deductible.)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Class# 2:  Sunday March 10, 2019 from 9am to noon
Registration is Required

Class Topic:  What to plant in a bee friendly garden. The importance of well-built hive equipment.  How to build/assemble your own Hive Equipment.  The life cycle of the colony and basic bee biology.  How to install a package or nuc of bees into your equipment. 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Sign Up Now!

Save the Date(s):

LACBA Meeting: Monday, January 7, 2019

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Our first LACBA meeting of the new year will be held Monday, January 7, 2019.

Committee Meeting: 6:30pm / Membership Meeting: 7:00pm
Location: Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All Are Welcome!

On the Agenda:

  • Learn about LACBA committees and how you can participate.

  • Beginning with the Committee Meeting, we will be discussing our upcoming Beekeeping Class 101: Class size, instructors, class fee, etc. BRING YOUR IDEAS!

  • An experienced beekeeper will share on how they got into beekeeping and what went on in their first two years of beekeeping. Specifically focusing on mistakes made, the trials, tribulations, problems.

  • Bill Lewis will present an informative tribute to photojournalist and bee photographer, Kodua Galieti, utilizing her extraordinary photographs to show what goes on inside a beehive and the various stages of honey bee development. Long time beekeepers and new-bees are sure to find the presentation fascinating.

  • We’re hoping all those who attended the CSBA Convention will share a short report on what you found most interesting, informative, entertaining - something you can share with the rest of us. Thank you!

  • Presentation of the 2018 Golden Hive Tool Award.

  • What Do You See Going On Inside and Outside Your Hive This Time Of Year???

  • What’s Blooming?

  • Q&A

  • Next month Wildflower Meadows to speak.

  • RAFFLE!!!! Bring something for the Raffle!

    Hope to see you at the meeting!

THE BOARD WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
Discussion about changes for 2019 Beekeeping 101 Classes.  Your board of directors would like your suggestions as to changes to the 2019 Beekeeping 101 classes.  Come to the Committee Meeting @ 6:30pm on Monday January 7, 2018 to give your opinion.  This is your chance to participate in the discussion about the 2019 Beekeeping 101 classes.

LACBA Meeting: Monday, October 1, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, October 1, 2018.
Open Board Meeting/Committee Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM Location: 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214


Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

Special Talk on beeswax processing and products.  Please bring your own products to show the group and maybe some of your own tips on processing, procedures and uses for beeswax.

LACBA Meeting: Monday, August 6, 2018


Our next meeting will be held Monday, August 6, 2018.
Open Board Meeting/Committee Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM Location: 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214


Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

Meeting Agenda:

Please bring something for the RAFFLE!

1.  Committee Meetings
     A.  Fair
     B.  Randy Oliver
2. Monthly Meeting 7pm
     A.  Welcome, flag salute, introduce the board, sell raffle tickets, index cards for questions, introduce new members, thank yous
     B.  Old Business & Treasurer's Report
     C. New Business - Renew Liability Insurance
     D. Events, Committees & Announcements - Membership, Fair Literature needed, Beekeeping 101, Observation booth at Fair, Cindy with fair info, Randy Oliver Workshops, The Valley Hive Honey Competition
     E.  What are you seeing in your hives?
     F.  What is Flowering in your area?
     G.  Q&A
     H.   Review for next month
     I.  Raffle

SAVE THE DATE(S):  SEE EVENTS PAGE

General Meeting:  Monday August 6, 2018 Committee Meetings 6:30pm General Meeting 7pm

Beekeeping 101:  August 19, 2018 9am-12pm

LA County Fair Set up:  August 18th & 19th - look for an e-mail coming soon to sign up to volunteer 

Special Workshop with Guest Speaker RANDY OLIVER:  August 25, 2018  @ Cal Poly Pomona

Special Workshop with Guest Speaker RANDY OLIVER:  August 26, 2018  @ The Valley Hive

LA County Fair Bee Booth:  August 31st to September 23rd - look for an e-mail coming soon to sign up to volunteer 

CSBA Convention:  November 13th - 15th Harrah's Southern California

Beekeeping 101
PLEASE NOTE: Beekeeping 101 classes will be held at the 9633 Baden Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311, (The Valley Hive Apiary/Bee yard location).   Full bee suits with veil, gloves and closed toed shoes will be required.  Watch your e-mail for more details about this class as it gets closer to the date.

BEE ON THE LOOKOUT!

For an e-mail to sign up for to work the LA County Fair Bee Booth (Sign Up Required)

An Evite e-mail to attend the Randy Oliver Workshop at Cal Poly Pomona (Reservation Required)

An Evite e-mail to attend the Randy Oliver Workshop at The Valley Hive (Reservation Required)

MEMBERSHIP: 

Have you updated your contact information with us this year?

To get the latest information regarding what is going on in the club, please complete the online membership form now!

Dues can be paid at a monthly meeting, Beekeeping 101, or by mail.

Please update your records. 
We have a new mailing address this year:
LACBA
PO Box 8051
La Crescenta, CA 91224

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP FORM

Join Us on Instagram:
Follow us and tag us @lacbahive

The purpose of this account and platform is to share flowering plants throughout the month to announce during the 'What's Flowering' portion of the General Meeting each month.

How To Use 'LACBA Hive' Account on Instagram
To follow 'LACBA Hive' account for frequent updates of what is flowering and where:

Create an instagram account for yourself

Click the 'follow' button on the 'LACBAHive'Instagram page.

To contribute 'what's in bloom' from your area, follow these steps:

Create a new post with a photo or video of a flower (you can either import from your library or snap a photo using the instagram app).

Leave the filter on 'normal' in the second step.

Before you post your photo or video on your own Instagram feed, select 'tag people'

Tap anywhere on your photo, then search and select 'lacbahive' 

It's nice to include the location of the flowering plant too

We'll periodically repost photos and videos of flowers that we are tagged in onto our feed.

 

LACBA Meeting: Monday, July 2, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, July 2, 2018.
Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM 
Location: 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

LACBA Meeting: Monday, June 4, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, June 4, 2018.
Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM 
Location: 
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

LACBA Meeting: Monday, April 2, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, April 2, 2018.
Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM
Location:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

LACBA Meeting: Monday, March 5, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, March 5, 2018.
Open Board Meeting: 6:30PM
General Meeting: 7:00PM
Location:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

Agenda

March 5, 2018

1.  Committee meeting  6:30PM

a.  By Laws. Mary Ann Soifer?

b.  Membership. Cheryl

c.  Education. Linda heading up 5 volunteers

d.  Website. Eva new website?

e.  Fair. Cindy

f.  Correspondence

g.  Mentoring ?

h.  Beekeeping 101?

2.  Monthly meeting 7:00PM

a.  Welcome

b.  Flag Salute

c.  Introduce the board

d.  Select Raffle ticket seller, index cards for questions

e.  New Members and/or guests

f.  Thank Doug Noland  for the treat du jour

g.  Old business

.  Treasurer's Report
.  Package bees coming in April for Fair volunteers
.  Committee report / formation

1.  By Laws
2.  Membership
3.  Education
4.  Website
5.  Fair. Literature?
6.  Corresponcence?
7.  Mentoring?
8.  Beekeeping 101.

a.  Feb we had 250 people attend with 137 new memberships. Tried a rotation of groups around stations, as Pomona’s Mark Haag does, seemed to work better that an amphitheater classroom type setting. 

b.  In the future, we will need more volunteers to move the groups around so that all stations are seen.

h.  Topic: Almond Pollination

.  Who has gone to central valley to experience Almond Pollination?  Eva, Robert, Bill.
.  Then, who relies on pollination fees?  Shawn, Dave, Keith, Bill, Jeremy, ElRay who else?
.  If you want to experience this, ask one of these people if you can come to pick the bees up. Some have full trucks but others not.

i.   Announcements

j.   Convention Reports- part 3

k.  New Business?

l.  Seasonal Update:

.  What are you doing this time of year, what do you see in your hives?
.  What is flowering? Instagram, observations + samples. . .

m.  Q&A- pass index cards forward

n.  Review agenda and goals for next month –

o.  Raffle

LACBA Meeting: Monday, February 5, 2018

Our next meeting will be held Monday, February 5, 2018.
Open Board Meeting: 6:30pm
General Meeting: 7:00pmLocation:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

LACBA members who attended the 2017 California State Beekeepers Association Convention will give their reports on what's new in beekeeping.

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All are welcome!

LACBA Meeting: Monday, January 8, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Since the first Monday of the month is a holiday, our next meeting will be held Monday, January 8, 2018.**

Open Board Meeting: 6:30pm
General Meeting: 7:00pm


Location:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

**The meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (LACBA) are open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Please see the draft agenda in the email link below and send any requests to add or revise agenda items to our President, Jon Reese, at lacba.president@gmail.com prior to the meeting. Don't forget to bring something fun to raffle!

Draft Agenda and Newsie Bits: http://mailchi.mp/79c2d0e8acfd/lacba-newsie-bits-january-2018-edition?e=3107f454ee

Please note: It was forgotten to be mentioned in the email but our LACBA President, Jon Reese, is hoping all those who attended the CSBA Convention will share a short report on what you found most interesing, informative, entertaining - something you can share with the rest of us. Thank you!

LACBA Meeting Monday, October 2, 2017

LACBA MEETING - Monday, October 2, 2017. (Meeting Starts: 7PM, Open Board Meeting 6:30PM). All are Welcome! Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214 (In Shilling Hall). Parking next to the church, overflow parking behind the church.

 

Busy Week for LACBA Members!!!

Los Angeles County Beekeeping Class 101, Class #5, June 10, 2017, 9AM-Noon, hosted at The Valley Hive. Location: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA, 93063, (818) 260-6500. Bee Suits Required.
https://www.facebook.com/events/109590989583958/?ti=icl

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6th Annual 2017 California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship, Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00AM-5PM  Central Park in Downtown Fillmore, CA. LACBA members/beekeepers ride the rails from the park to Bennet's Honey Farm, sharing information, education, and bee stories along the way. 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 and, you don't need to be an experienced beekeeper to help out at our Honey Bee Table. GREAT FUN!
Learn more: /events/, http://www.bennetthoney.com/BHF-Events.html