May 14, 8:30AM: City Planning Commission - Backyard Beekeeping in City of Los Angeles

MAY 14, 2015  CITY PLANNING COMMISSION - Backyard Beekeeping in City of Los Angeles

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall - 200 North Spring Street, Room 350, Los Angeles, CA. 

DATE: Thursday, May 14, 2015 

TIME: 8:30AM 
We received word that our agenda item is up first (8:30am). Please arrive early to fill out a speaker card!!

AGENDA: http://planning.lacity.org/MeetingsNHearings/dsp_viewFileDetail.cfm?filename=49495

READ: Backyard Beekeeping Final Staff Report

PDF of the presentation from the hearing on 3-19-15: Beekeeping Presentation Staff Hearing 3-19-15

NOTE from Bill Lewis, 2014 President, California State Beekeepers Association; past President and current member Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association:
"I would want to stress that allowing beekeeping in cities will help mitigate aggressive bees (feral or otherwise).  Beekeepers are the first to recognize aggressive behavior and will take steps (re-queen or destroy) to mitigate aggressive bees.  Beekeepers maintaining hives with bees that display gentle behavior raise drones that will mate with queens from feral colonies that display aggressive behavior also helping to dilute the aggressive gene pool.  Without beekeepers in the cities, there is no 1st line of defence."

Your attendance makes a difference. Please try to attend and speak up on urging responsible beekeeping in an urban environment. 

Contact:
Katie Peterson, City Planning Associate
email: katherine.peterson@lacity.org
phone: (213) 978-1445
mail: 200 N. Spring St., Room 701, M/S 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012