(September 12, 2012) Washington - This morning’s USDA September WASDE and Crop Production reports confirmed that farmers are likely to harvest the eighth-largest corn crop on record this fall, despite enduring the worst drought conditions in more than 50 years. This morning’s reports projected an average corn yield of 122.8 bushels per acre (bpa), above analysts’ pre-report expectation of 120.5 bpa. The projected total crop size of 10.73 billion bushels (bbu.) also came in above the average expectation of 10.4 bbu. and is down less than 0.5% from the August estimate. Total supply for 2012/13 is estimated at 11.98 bbu., up slightly from the August estimate due to an...
“When California was wild, it was one sweet bee garden throughout its entire length,
north and south, and all the way across from the snowy Sierra to the ocean.”
~John Muir, “The Bee Pastures”
Welcome to the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, founded in 1873, to foster the interest of bee culture and beekeeping within Los Angeles County. Our primary purpose is the care and welfare of the honeybee. 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 - we're glad you're here! Our club and this website are dedicated to educating our members and the general public. We support honeybee research, and adhering to best management practices for the keeping of bees.