Berlin's Bumbling Beekeepers Leave Swarms Without Homes

The Guardian Kate Connolly in Berlin August 9, 2019

Inexperienced hobbyists force bees to search often in vain
for suitable habitat across the city.

Schwarmfängers to the rescue? There are now about 10,000 bee colonies in Berlin, which is causing habitat and food shortages. Photograph: Evan North/Getty Images

Schwarmfängers to the rescue? There are now about 10,000 bee colonies in Berlin, which is causing habitat and food shortages. Photograph: Evan North/Getty Images

Humans are not the only ones in Berlin struggling to find accommodation. A beekeeping boom has led to swarms of bees forming novel new hives using anything from motorbikes to balconies in the German capital.

Germany’s beekeeping association has been forced to dispatch a growing band of swarm-catchers – or schwarmfänger – reachable via telephone hotlines, to deal with a deluge of incidents in which thousands of bees cluster round objects while scout bees go in search of suitable homes, such as a tree hollow, more often than not in vain.

“Many people are concerned about climate change and the dying bee populations and want to do something about it, which is great,” said Benedikt Polaczek, the chair of the Berlin Beekeepers’ Association. But he cautioned that the rise in the city’s bee population meant there was now a lack of adequate habitats and food.

He said: “We now have around 10,000 bee colonies in Berlin alone.”

Nationwide the German Beekeepers’ Association has grown by a quarter in the past six years from 92,000 members in 2013 to more than 120,000 today.

The number of Berlin beekeeping enthusiasts has increased, while offices and hotels are among those putting beehives on their rooftops, and beekeeper courses are oversubscribed. But the accusation levelled at often inexperienced hobbyists is that they do not always understand how to care for the bees.

The Berlin association now has over 50 schwarmfänger volunteers who offer a round-the-clock service to capture the several thousand bees in each swarm that are typically found enveloping everything from car roofs and bicycle frames to traffic lights and balconies.

Jonas Hörning, a bee-loving volunteer who has already saved 100 swarms, said the number of incidents had increased as the number of beekeepers soared.

He said: “The bees like to congregate in house entry ways or in other cavities. Balconies and window sills are also a favourite place.”

Swarm catchers are typically equipped with a breathable box, a sheet or tarpaulin, a bee brush and lemongrass oil to lure the bees into the box. Protective clothing is recommended for all but the most experienced schwarmfänger.

Berlin Kreuzberg, A swarm of bees cluster on a motorcycle. Photograph: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro/Alamy Stock Photo

Berlin Kreuzberg, A swarm of bees cluster on a motorcycle. Photograph: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro/Alamy Stock Photo

Hörning said: “The trick is to catch the majority of the colony together with the queen, and then the rest of the bees will usually follow.”

The method involves moving the cluster into the box while ensuring the queen, usually in the centre, is among them. If the swarm is on a tree branch it could be cut and put into the box with the bees on it, if the swarm is on an object – such as a bicycle or a lamppost – it could be sprayed with a mist of sugar water and then brushed gently into the box.

Colonies that are not caught will usually die, so there is a sense of urgency about the task.

The news magazine Spiegel recently reported that swarm catchers across Germany were in constant demand this year. It is not usually difficult to find new homes for captured bees because of a swarm exchange website where experienced or wold-be beekeepers can register their interest in taking over a rescued swarm.

Polaczek said it was possible to prevent colonies from swarming, by removing all the queen-bee swarm cells. He said: “Some people think they’ve managed it, but if you’ve overlooked just one swarm cell the bees will swarm anyway.”

The swarming season – usually late spring to early summer – is now over for this year. But concerns about the welfare of the bees are more acute than ever. Polaczek said: “There are so many bees they often can’t get enough food.” Some beekeepers are forced to feed their bees with sugar syrup to enable them to get through the winter.

Ideally beekeepers should spend five years in training, according to the association, although very few do. The organisation is critical of the fact that beekeeper starter kits are easily available online encouraging too many people to set up hives on a whim.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/09/berlin-beekeepers-leave-swarms-without-homes-schwarmfangers

Beekeeping Class 101 - #8 October 21, 2018 9AM-Noon, The Valley Hive (Store Location)

NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION for Beekeeping Class 101 - #8 Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9AM-Noon, will be at The Valley Hive Store location: 10538 Topanga Canyon, Chatsworth, CA. It will not be at the apiary location.

Are you an experienced beekeeper and looking for a way to share your bee knowledge with others?  Or, are you new to beekeeping and looking for a place to learn more about bees?

COME JOIN US FOR BEEKEEPING 101!!!

PLEASE BE ON TIME 
Class begins at 9am, and runs until approx. noon

MEET AT THE VALLEY HIVE LOCATED AT:
10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311

Parking is available on both sides of Topanga Canyon.  If you park on the south side of the street please use the crosswalk at Chatsworth St.

CLASS AGENDA
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED THIS YEAR?

  • Equipment Essentials
  • Honeybee Basics
  • A Beekeeper's Year
  • Testing  & Treating for Varroa Mites
  • Winterizing your hive
  • What to expect come spring time

THE COST FOR CLASS:
Free!  With a paid membership to the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association

2018 Membership Fees: 

$20 per year for household membership, or

$45 per year for a contributing membership

FUTURE CLASS DATES:

THIS IS THE LAST CLASS FOR 2018

Be sure to attend the monthly Monday meeting and check the website for upcoming events in 2019.

All the information you need in order to attend the LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 is posted on our website: /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/.

OUR NEXT MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON
Monday, November 5, 2018

Board Meeting: 6:30pm

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 BOARD WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

The LA County Fair is our largest fund raiser of the year.  Your board of directors would like your suggestions as who we should have come speak to us in 2019.  Come to the Board Meeting @ 6:30pm on Monday November 5, 2018 to give your opinion.  This is your chance to be heard.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #7, Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The next Beekeeping Class 101 will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive apiary location: 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth. Bee Suits Required for this class

 

TOPIC: To be provided by The Valley Hive.

Are you an experienced beekeeper? We welcome your help and are always happy to have volunteers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

MEET AT OUR BEE YARD AT 9633 BADEN AVENUE.

Please be prompt - class is this Sunday at 9am.
Please respect our neighbors. We are guests on this property, and we are a very large group. Limited parking is available inside the gate and also on Baden Avenue. The bee yard is located off a dirt road; a short walk up a hill from the parking lot. 

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST!

Full suit with veil and gloves are required to attend class.
Closed shoes/boots are required.Bring bottled water. It is HOT!!
Bring your own labeled tools, smoker, and smoker fuel  for a chance to receive more hands-on learning opportunities.

NEED SUPPLIES:

Our store, located at 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd, will open at 8am on Sunday.

REFRESHMENTS:

We will meet back at our Topanga location for refreshments after class, where you will have the opportunity to ask your beekeeping questions.

If you have any last minute questions or concerns, you can contact The Valley Hive at (818) 280-6500 or via email at info@thevalleyhive.com.

See you in class!
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
The Valley Hive

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #6: July 15, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

UPDATE: From The Valley Hive, Saturday, 7/14/18, 12:09AM

The next Beekeeping Class 101 will be held Sunday, July 15, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive apiary location: 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth. Bee Suits Required for this class.

TOPIC: VARROA MITE PART II

Last month we tested for varroa mites in the bee yard. Hopefully, many of you have had the chance to perform a varroa mite test on your own hives. We look forward to having you share your experience and hearing about the results.

This month we will be discussing the various types of treatments available to control this pesky pest! 

Are you an experienced beekeeper? We welcome your help and are always happy to have volunteers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

MEET AT OUR BEE YARD AT 9633 BADEN AVENUE.

Please be prompt - class is this Sunday at 9am.  

Please respect our neighbors. We are guests on this property, and we are a very large group. 

Limited parking is available inside the gate and also on Baden Avenue.

The bee yard is located off a dirt road; a short walk up a hill from the parking lot. 

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST!

Full suit with veil and gloves are required to attend class.

Closed shoes/boots are required.

Bring bottled water. It is HOT!!

Bring your own labeled tools, smoker, and smoker fuel  for a chance to receive more hands-on learning opportunities.

NEED SUPPLIES:

Our store, located at 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd, will open at 8am on Sunday.

REFRESHMENTS:

We will meet back at our Topanga location for refreshments after class, where you will have the opportunity to ask your beekeeping questions.

If you have any last minute questions or concerns, you can contact The Valley Hive at (818) 280-6500 or via email at info@thevalleyhive.com

See you in class!
The Valley Hive

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #6: July 15, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The next Beekeeping Class 101 will be held Sunday, July 15, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive apiary location: 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth. Bee Suits Required for this class

 

MEET AT OUR BEE YARD AT 9633 BADEN AVENUE.
Please be prompt - class is this Sunday at 9am.  
Please respect our neighbors.
We are guests on this property, and we are a very large group. 
Limited parking is available inside the gate and also on Baden Avenue.
The bee yard is located off a dirt road; a short walk up a hill from the parking lot. 

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST!
Full suit with veil and gloves are required to attend class.
Closed shoes/boots are required.
Bring bottled water.
Bring your own labeled tools, smoker, and smoker fuel  for a chance to receive more hands-on learning opportunities.

NEED SUPPLIES? Our store is located at 10538 Topanga Cyn, and it will open at 8am in case you need to purchase any last minute supplies.

REFRESHMENTS!
You are invited back to our Topanga location for refreshments and will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your personal hive. 

If you have any last minute questions or concerns, you can contact The Valley Hive at (818) 280-6500 or via email at info@thevalleyhive.com. 

See you in class!
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
The Valley Hive

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #5: June 17, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The Los Angeles County Beekeeping Association Beekeeping Class 101: Class #5
will meet at The Valley Hive bee yard located at 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth, CA
from 9am-Noon this Sunday, June 17, 2018.


TOPIC: VARROA MITE 101
History of the Varroa Destructor
The Biology
The impact of Varroa Mites on Bees
Testing for Varroa Mites
Discussion of types of treatments for a hive with Varroa Mites

We encourage you to bring your own mite test kit - if you have one! 
From Randy Oliver An Improved, But Not Yet Perfect, Mite Washer

MEET AT OUR BEE YARD AT 9633 BADEN AVENUE.
Please be prompt - class is this Sunday at 9am.  
Please respect our neighbors.
We are guests on this property, and we are a very large group. 
Limited parking is available inside the gate and also on Baden Avenue.
The bee yard is located off a dirt road; a short walk up a hill from the parking lot. 

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST!
Full suit with veil and gloves are required to attend class.
Closed shoes/boots are required.
Bring bottled water.
Bring your own labeled tools, smoker, and smoker fuel  for a chance to receive more hands-on learning opportunities.

NEED SUPPLIES? Our store is located at 10538 Topanga Cyn, and it will open at 8am in case you need to purchase any last minute supplies.

REFRESHMENTS!
You are invited back to our Topanga location for refreshments and will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your personal hive. 

If you have any last minute questions or concerns, you can contact The Valley Hive at (818) 280-6500 or via email at info@thevalleyhive.com. 

See you in class!
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
The Valley Hive

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #4: May 20, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The Los Angeles County Beekeeping Association Beekeeping Class 101: Class #4
will meet at The Valley Hive bee yard located at 9633 Baden Avenue, Chatsworth, CA
from 9am-Noon this Sunday, May 20, 2018.


TOPIC: What Have You Learned So Far?
Assessing a Hive Before You Open the Lid
What to Look for During an Inspection
Understanding the Life Cycle of a Honeybee
Caste System of a Colony
Identifying Eggs, Larvae, Brood, and Honey

MEET AT OUR BEE YARD AT 9633 BADEN AVENUE.
Please be prompt - class is this Sunday at 9am.  
Please respect our neighbors.
We are guests on this property, and we are a very large group. 
Limited parking is available inside the gate and also on Baden Avenue.
The bee yard is located off a dirt road; a short walk up a hill from the parking lot. 

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST!
Full suit with veil and gloves are required to attend class.
Closed shoes/boots are required.
Bring bottled water.
Bring your own labeled tools, smoker, and smoker fuel  for a chance to receive more hands-on learning opportunities.

NEED SUPPLIES? Our store is located at 10538 Topanga Cyn, and it will open at 8am in case you need to purchase any last minute supplies.

REFRESHMENTS!
You are invited back to our Topanga location for refreshments and will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your personal hive. 

If you have any last minute questions or concerns, you can contact The Valley Hive at (818) 280-6500 or via email at info@thevalleyhive.com. 

See you in class!
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
The Valley Hive

https://mailchi.mp/a0d6563b557e/beekeeping-101-class-3-is-this-sunday-1451045

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #2

A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who came out to lend a hand today at the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping 101 Class - Class #2 at The Valley Hive.

Frame building - Nick Maggiore (Photo: The Valley Hive)

Jon Reese, Clyde Steese, Merrill Kruger, Juan Ruvalcaba at the box building station. (Photo: The Valley Hive)Merrill Kruger does some heavy lifting. (Photo: The Valley Hive)

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #2: March 18, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping Class 101 - Class #2 is Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 9:00AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive location: 10538 Topanga Canyon, Chatsworth, CA. The location for the rest of the classes TBD. You can register at the class.

The topics for this Sunday's class are: box building and how to install a package.

If the event is cancelled this Sunday due to rain, we will let you know on this website and our LACBA Facebook pageThe Valley Hive will also send an email to those on the customer list and they will make an announcement on social media as well (The Valley Hive Facebook page).

All the information you need in order to attend the LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 is posted on our website: /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/.

Beekeeping Class 101 is the entire session of beekeeping classes:
 from February through October 2018 (No class in September). We suggest you begin in February and continue through all the classes.  You are welcome to come in the middle of the season of classes, but  you will have missed out on valuable information.

Get there early so you can find a place to park. Bring a chair, and paper and pencil for taking notes.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - #2: March 18, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping Class 101 - Class #2 is Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 9:00AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive.

All the information you need in order to attend our Beekeeping Class 101 is posted on our website: /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/. We do not send out notifications of changes in dates, schedule, times, locations. The first two classes will be held at: 10538 Topanga Canyon, Chatsworth, CA. The location for the rest of the classes TBD. You can register at the class.

Beekeeping 101 is the entire session of beekeeping classes: from February through October 2018 (No class in September). We highly suggest you begin in February and continue through all the classes. Although you are welcome to come in the middle of the season of classes, you will have missed out on valuable information.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 begins Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Assocition Beekeeping Class 101 begins  Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 9:00AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive.

All the information you need in order to attend our Beekeeping Class 101 is posted on our website: /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/. We do not send out notifications of changes in dates, schedule, times, locations. The first two classes will be held at: 10538 Topanga Canyon, Chatsworth, CA. The location for the rest of the classes TBD.

Beekeeping 101 is the entire session of beekeeping classes: from February through October 2018 (No class in September). We highly suggest you begin in February and continue through all the classes. Although you are welcome to come in the middle of the season of classes, you will have missed out on valuable information.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #8): October 14, 2017, 9am-Noon

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #8) Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9am-noon
BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

For directions and day of class updates contact: The Valley Hive

Click here for more information about our
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
Beekeeping Class 101
.

TOPIC: Getting your bees through the winter.

Note from The Valley Hive: Even though The Valley Hive has moved to a new location, LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 will continue at 9633 Baden Avenue from 9-12pm. Our new shop at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd will open at 8am on Saturday if anyone needs to purchase a suit or other beekeeping equipment. Suits are required. We will be working inside the hive, so if you have beekeeping tools – smoker, hive tool, bee brush – please bring them to class, along with smoker fuel and a lighter.

Calling all LACBA experienced beekeepers - The Valley Hive could use your help with bee class this year. Thank you!

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #7) Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9am-noon

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #7) Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9am-noon
BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

For directions and day of class updates contact: The Valley Hive

Click here for more information about our
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
Beekeeping Class 101
.

TOPIC: How to make splits and robbing.

Note from The Valley Hive: Even though The Valley Hive has moved to a new location, LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 will continue at 9633 Baden Avenue from 9-12pm. Our new shop at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd will open at 8am on Saturday if anyone needs to purchase a suit or other beekeeping equipment. Suits are required. We will be working inside the hive, so if you have beekeeping tools – smoker, hive tool, bee brush – please bring them to class, along with smoker fuel and a lighter.

Calling all LACBA experienced beekeepers - The Valley Hive could use your help with bee class this year. Thank you!

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101: Class #6, Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9am-Noon

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #6) Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9am-noon
BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

For directions and day of class updates contact: The Valley Hive

Click here for more information about our
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
Beekeeping Class 101
.

TOPIC: Finding and treating for mites, pros and cons of treatments, and when to treat.

Note from The Valley Hive: Even though The Valley Hive has moved to a new location, LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 will continue at 9633 Baden Avenue from 9-12pm. Our new shop at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd will open at 8am on Saturday if anyone needs to purchase a suit or other beekeeping equipment. Suits are required. We will be working inside the hive, so if you have beekeeping tools – smoker, hive tool, bee brush – please bring them to class, along with smoker fuel and a lighter.

Calling all LACBA experienced beekeepers - The Valley Hive could use your help with bee class this year. Thank you!

LACBA Beekeeping Class #5: June 10, 2017, 9-Noon

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #5) Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9am-noon
BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

info@thevalleyhive.com
Map: 
http://www.thevalleyhive.com/contacts/

https://www.facebook.com/events/109590989583958/?ti=icl

TOPIC:  Pest Management - How to check for pests and how to deal with them.

Note from The Valley Hive: Even though The Valley Hive has moved to a new location, Beekeeping 101 will continue at 9633 Baden Avenue from 9-12pm. Our new shop at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd will open at 8am on Saturday if anyone needs to purchase a suit or other beekeeping equipment. Suits are required. We will be continuing hive inspections. If you have beekeeping tools – smoker, hive tool, bee brush – please bring them to class, along with smoker fuel and a lighter.

Calling all LACBA experienced beekeepers - The Valley Hive could use your help with bee class this year. Thank you!

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

/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/

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

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101: Class #4 Saturday, May 13, 2017

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #4) Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9am-noon
NO BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

info@thevalleyhive.com
Map: 
http://www.thevalleyhive.com/contacts/

Note from The Valley Hive: Even though The Valley Hive has moved to a new location, Beekeeping 101 will continue at 9633 Baden Avenue from 9-12pm. Our new shop at 10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd will open at 8am on Saturday if anyone needs to purchase a suit or other beekeeping equipment. Suits are required. We will be continuing hive inspections. If you have beekeeping tools – smoker, hive tool, bee brush – please bring them to class, along with smoker fuel and a lighter.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #3) Saturday, April 8, 2017

UPDATE - STILL HAVING LACBA BEEKEEPING CLASS 101
LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #3) Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9am-noon
Topic: Getting into a hive, Hiving your packages, Stinging & Safety
BEE SUITS REQUIRED

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

https://www.facebook.com/events/819153471573210/

Arrive early in order to get parked.

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

info@thevalleyhive.com
Map: 
http://www.thevalleyhive.com/contacts/

LACBA BEEKEEPING CLASS 101 IS A GO……

We are still planning on having class tomorrow at The Valley Hive. In the event of rain, and we are unable to open hives, we will still be talking about important bee-related information including:

How to properly suit up
How to install a package
How to light a smoker
Safety in and out of the apiary
What is means to get stung

We will also raffle off "A Day with a Beekeeper" and auction off a one of a kind hand-painted hive.
So.....bring your rain gear and see you tomorrow at 9am at The Valley Hive.

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #2) Saturday, March 11, 2017

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 (Class #2) Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9am-noon
Topic: Building a Hive, Hive Placement, How to Install a Package.
NO BEE SUIT REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.

 THE VALLEY HIVE
9633 BADEN AVENUE
CHATSWORTH, CA 93063
(818) 280-6500

https://www.facebook.com/events/1669044520062856/

BRING A FOLDING CHAIR. Seating is limited.

info@thevalleyhive.com
Map: 
http://www.thevalleyhive.com/contacts/