Walt McBride - Memorial: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 4:30pm

Memorial - Walt McBride
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On Sunday December 21, 2014, Mr. Walt McBride, long-term member and the first LACBA Golden Hive Tool recipient, passed away.

Memorial Service:
4:30 pm
Monday, December 29, 2014 
Brandeis-Bardin Campus
"Rec Center" (Building K)

1101 Peppertree,
Brandeis, CA 93064
Randy McBride 
Melissa McBride Harvieux

An old beekeeping tradition when a beekeeper dies calls for draping the hives in mourning and "telling the bees" verbally about the passing of their caretaker. This supposedly prevents them from absconding and encourages them to behave for whoever ultimately replaces the beekeeper in caring for the bees. Walt's protégé, our current President Keith Roberts, has worked with Walt and his bees for several years and is still trying to figure out how to tell Walt's bees about his passing.


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