The 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth

The 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth was a grand adventure with thousands of fair goers stopping by to learn about honey bees.

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California who worked countless hours to bring their adventures in beekeeping, knowledge of honey bees, and joy for this amazing creature to so many.

Fair goers love the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair.

Fair goers love the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair.

Fair goers enjoy listening to Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, share her experience and knowledge about honey bees at the LA County Fair Bee Booth.

Fair goers enjoy listening to Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, share her experience and knowledge about honey bees at the LA County Fair Bee Booth.

These are some of the many volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California who donated their time and expertise at the 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth.

These are some of the many volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California who donated their time and expertise at the 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth.

Enjoy more images in our 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth Photo Album.

Go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/losangelesbeekeeping/ and share in our 2019 LA County Fair Bee Booth Photo Album what you learned about honey bees at the fair. We’d love to hear from you!

LAST WEEKEND FOR THE LA COUNTY FAIR - FUN, FUN, FUN AT THE BEE BOOTH!

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LAST WEEKEND FOR THE LA COUNTY FAIR!

Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(The Bee Booth is located across from the “Big Red Barn”)
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Fair Times & Schedule

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LA County Fair Bee Booth 2019 - Catch the Buzz About Bees!

Catch the Buzz About Bees at the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair. Honey bees are one of the most fascinating creatures on the planet. Step inside the bee booth and you'll hear the 'buzz of the bees'. Peer inside our live observation hive for an exciting look at what goes on inside a beehive. Our experienced beekeepers will explain how bees communicate through sent and the 'waggle dance,' how they travel for miles to gather nectar to make honey, learn about the different jobs worker bees do, the duties of the drones, and how a bee becomes a queen. See if YOU CAN FIND THE QUEEN!

The exquisite macro-photography of Kodua Galieti shows the amazing intricacies of bees.

Come, meet the bees!

[Many thanks to Lia @OlivewoodBees Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olivewoodbees/ for this wonderful video peek inside the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth!]

THE BEE BOOTH’S-A-BUZZING!

a sweet welcome!

a sweet welcome!

CONGRATULATIONS! FIRST TO FIND THE QUEEN TODAY!

CONGRATULATIONS! FIRST TO FIND THE QUEEN TODAY!

EXCITEMENT IN THE BEE BOOTH!

EXCITEMENT IN THE BEE BOOTH!

SWEET HONEY IN THE COOL MIST!

SWEET HONEY IN THE COOL MIST!

2 WEEKENDS LEFT FOR THE LA COUNTY FAIR!

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Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(The Bee Booth is located across from the “Big Red Barn”)
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Fair Times & Schedule for the General Public

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the LA County Fair Bee Booth (LACBA & BASC Members)

LACBA/BASC Members
Volunteers Are Needed
at the
Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth

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Message from Cynthia Alvarado
Bee Booth Chair Person

Hello Fellow Members/Beekeepers:
We have 2 weekends left in the 2019 Fair Season.  I want to thank all the members that have come to support and continue to participate in the event.  The public greatly appreciate the information that you provide to educate them about bees and beekeeping.

Your volunteer participation is greatly needed at:

The Observation Hive
To Educate Others

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This is a great opportunity for new beekeepers (especially those who attended our LACBA Beekeeping Class 101) to share the information you acquired about bees and beekeeping with the general public. Come out and meet your fellow beekeepers and you’ll learn more than you ever dreamed possible by sharing your knowledge with others.

The Honey Table

Proceeds from honey sales go to benefit the bees through honey bee education and research.

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There are still 8 days left of the fair and many spots need to be filled.  Check your email - Your E-vite came through Sign-up.com (Copy Los Angeles fair). Review the Schedule for the dates that do not say Full, and please Sign-up. If you did not receive your E-vite, check your spam. If you don’t have the E-vite, call me (323) 243-0756 and I will be happy to resend or help you schedule a day and shift time.

Come, be a part of helping the honey bees.

Thank you,
Cindy

Come Find the Queen at the LA County Fair Bee Booth

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
August 30 - September 22, 2019

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Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(The Bee Booth is located across from the “Big Red Barn”)
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Fair Times & Schedule for the General Public



The Bee Booth at the LA County Fair is all a buzz about bees this week. Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, has been busy teaching fair goers about honey bees. Come find out about the fascinating life inside a bee hive. You’ll learn about the different jobs bees have, about the worker bees, the drones, and the queen bee. Nicole will explain how bees communicate, forage for nectar and pollen, how bees make honey, and the importance honey bees play in our lives. Head over to the Bee Booth and see if YOU can FIND THE QUEEN!

2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, President, Jon Reese.

2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, President, Jon Reese.

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OPENING WEEKEND - Los Angeles County Fair - Buzz By the Bee Booth!

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR
BEE BOOTH
August 30 - September 22, 2019

Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(The Bee Booth is located across from the “Big Red Barn”)
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Labor Day, Sept. 2)
Fair Schedule for the General Public


VISIT THE BEE BOOTH!

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From August 30 through September 22, 2019, volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth educating thousands of school children and the general public about honeybees and the importance they play in our lives. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country and is the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September. It's an end-of-summer tradition for many. 

OBSERVATION HIVE!

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Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE. See if you can FIND THE QUEEN!
Let us spark your interest in honey bees, their amazing lifestyle and social structure, how they help feed the world, and how they have survived for millions of years.

HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

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Delicious pure, natural, 100% raw local honey direct from Los Angeles County beekeepers is available for purchase. Pick up HONEY STIX in YUMMY flavors and vibrant colors.
Proceeds from honey sales go to Honey Bee Research. 

MEET THE 2019 AMERICAN HONEY PRINCESS!

2019 AMERICAN HONEY PRINCESS, NICOLE MEDINA.

2019 AMERICAN HONEY PRINCESS, NICOLE MEDINA.

Nicole Medina
The American Beekeeping Federation
2019 American Honey Princess

Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, will visit Los Angeles, California, September 3-8, as part of her National Honey Month Tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fair goers about the importance of honeybees to California agriculture and how honeybees drive the quantity and quality of our food.  She will also share information about the bonuses that honeybees provide beyond honey.  Nicole’s trip is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association.

Nicole is the daughter of Joel and Nolvia Medina of Green Township, New Jersey.  She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration.  Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer in the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. 

As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States.  The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such, Princess Nicole will travel throughout the United States in 2019.  Prior to being selected as the American Honey Princess, Nicole served as the 2018 New Jersey Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools. 

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.  In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.

VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF THE LACBA AND BASC

The following information, schedule, and times is for the LACBA and BASC Bee Booth Volunteers. Schedule and times for the General Public can be found here: https://lacountyfair.com/.

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Hello Fellow Beekeepers:

The Los Angeles County Fair is upon us. All
E-vites were sent out Aug 5. Your email will come through Sign-up.com (Copy Los Angeles fair). If you did not receive your E-vite, check your spam, if not, call me (323) 243-0756 and I will be happy to either resend or help you schedule a day and shift time.

Some points to be aware of:

The day that you’re scheduled for, please plan to come early as I understand that security is going to be tight. Please bring your patience.

Your entry pass and parking pass will be at Gate 1 on McKinley at the "Will Call" window. Parking is only for 15 minutes, you'll then need to move your vehicle to the parking gates noted on your parking pass. Give them your name and tell them that you’re gong to the Bee Exhibit. Both these passes are good for the entire day.

The Bee Booth is located in the Heritage area. The last little red building before the farm area.

If you wish to purchase an LACBA green shirt they will be available at the venue. The cost is $15.00. If you already own one, please wear it. This helps our guests know who to go to with questions.

If you want to schedule a same day or next day time and shift, please call me so I may make arrangements to have your passes at the "Will Call" window.

Come help educate your community about bees! Mingle with fellow beekeepers! You'll learn more than you could ever imagine about bees by being a part of the LA County Fair Bee Booth. This is a great opportunity to share what you've learned in Beekeeping Class 101. We guarantee you won't be bored - and we could use your help at the Honey Table and with the Observation Hive.

Your presence helps to make the fair successful. Please remember that much of the funds that we raise goes to bee research. So, please come out and volunteer to help make this another successful year with your other fellow beekeepers.

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me (323) 243-0756 or cynthia.alvarado56@yahoo.com.

Bee Booth Set Up - Saturday (August 24th) 9AM-2PM: Come help set up the Bee Booth. Enter through Gate 1. Drive to the Bee Booth across from the Big Red Barn. On Bee Booth SET UP DAY ONLY you can park near the Bee Booth. Lunch will be provided. There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!

Bee Booth Volunteer Fair Days: The fair runs from August 30 - September 22 (Wed thru Sun) except for Labor Day Weekend (Fri thru Mon). We have 3 shifts per day (no less than 4 volunteers per shift). Shifts available: All Labor Day Weekend and all Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30-1:00, 12:30-5:00, 4:30-10:00. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:00-1:00, 12:30-5:00, 4:30-10:00.

Bee Booth Take Down - Sunday, (September 22rd): We start taking down the Bee Booth in the evening. The more help we have, the quicker we're done. We need to be finished and off the fairgrounds by 10PM.

Parking for Bee Booth Volunteers:
Lot 9
(across the street from the fair): Walk across the street, enter through the gate, go under the tunnel, turn right. We're across from the Big Red Barn.

Lot 17 Go across the race track to the far side of the Big Red Barn.

Tickets for Bee Booth Volunteers: Tickets will be at WILL CALL at the McKinley Entrance (Gate 1). They will be under Bee Booth Exhibit under your name. Please allow approx. 15 min. to get your tickets.

We had a great time at last year's fair. See our 2018 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

JUST SOME OF THE MANY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION AND THE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MANY HOURS HELPING THE HONEY BEES!

JUST SOME OF THE MANY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION AND THE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR MANY HOURS HELPING THE HONEY BEES!

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of the funds raised through donations and all profit from honey sales go to honey bee education and research. Thank you!

2018 American Honey Queen Visits the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is once again honored and priviledged to host the American Beekeeping Federation's National Spokesperson, the American Honey Queen.

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will be at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth on Wednesday, September 19th, from 9:00 - 12:30.  Kayla's very knowledgeable about honey bees and will be available to answer questions and help educate the thousands of school children who come to the bee booth to learn about bees. Welcome, Kayla!


AMERICAN BEEKEEPING FEDERATION -Press Release-

AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN PROGRAM

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Los Angeles, California, September 18-19, as part of her National Honey Month Tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Associations at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to California agriculture and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our livelihood.  She will also share information how honey’s beautiful spectrum provides endless possibilities and the many treats that honeybees provide.  Kayla’s trip is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association.

Kayla is the 23-year-old daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton, PA.  She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education.  Kayla is an active alumna with the Kutztown High School FFA chapter and the Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors.

As the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States.  The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Kayla will travel throughout the United States in 2018.  Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Kayla served as the 2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.  In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.  

(The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is a proud supporter of the American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Queen Program.)  

KTLA5's Chris Burrous Visits the Bee Booth Opening Day at the LA County Fair

KTLA5 Morning News with Chris Burrous  September 1, 2017

It's Opening Day at the LA County Fair and Chris Burrous (KTLA5 Morning News) buzzed by the Bee Booth to have a fun chat about bees with Clyde Steese of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association. 

Come by the Bee Booth and learn about bees, beekeeping, honey, and what the bees have to teach us. Experienced beekeepers from the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand and love talking about bees.

Find the queen! Witness the Waggle Dance! Pick up some delicious local raw honey from local beekeepers! 

(Thank you to fellow beekeepers, Jason Ball (KTLA5), for this opportunity to get the word out about honey bees and the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair.)

http://ktla.com/2017/09/01/la-county-fair-opening-day/

LA County Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend - See you at the Bee Booth!


LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs September 1-24, 2017 (Wed-Sun)
FAIR HOURS

For more information buzz over to our Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth Page.

LA COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH SET UP - This Weekend

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! - SET UP TIME AT THE BEE BOOTH!!

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs September 1-24, 2017 (Wed-Sun)
FAIR HOURS

Bee Booth Set Up - Saturday, 8/26/17 9AM
(AND Sunday, 8/27/17 if we don't finish on Saturday)

Members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California

Come help set up the Bee Booth on 8/26/2017 from 9AM until we're done (approx. mid-afternoon). Enter through Gate 1. Drive to the Bee Booth across from the Big Red Barn. On Bee Booth Set Up Day ONLY you can park near the Bee Booth. There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!! 

Busy bees setting up the Bee Booth in past years!!!

For more information buzz over to our Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth Page.

LA COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH - 9/1/2017-9/24/2017 (Volunteer Sign Up)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP AVAILABLE NOW 
FOR THE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR - BEE BOOTH

Pomona Fairgrounds
(Across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs September 1-24, 2017 (Wed-Sun) 


From September 1 through September 24, 2017, volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand at the LA County Fair Bee Booth  educating thousands of school children and the general public about honeybees and their importance in our lives. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country and the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September. It's an end-of-summer tradition for many.  

VOLUNTEERS LACBA and BASC Members:

Bee Booth Sign Up: Sign up is available online through Evite.  Cyndi Caldera (our splendid Fair Coordinator) has sent out email inviations with the link to Sign Up Now. If you have not received your email invitation by 8/14/17, please contact Cyndi via email at: Cynthia.Alvarado56@yahoo.com and give her your email so she can send you and Evite. If you do not have access to email, you can call Cyndi at 323-243-0756 and you can sign up with her directly. If you have any questions regarding sign up or the fair, please contact Cyndi via email or telephone.

Bee Booth Set Up - 8/26/17 9AM: Come help set up the Bee Booth on 8/26/2017 from 9AM until we're done (approx. mid-afternoon). Enter through Gate 1. Drive to the Bee Booth across from the Big Red Barn. On Bee Booth Set Up Day ONLY you can park near the Bee Booth. There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!

Bee Booth: The fair runs from September 1st-24th (Wed thru Sun) except for Labor Day Weekend (Fri thru Mon). We have 3 shifts per day (no less than 4 volunteers per shift). Shifts available: All Labor Day Weekend and all Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30-1:00, 12:30-5:30, 5:00-10PM. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:30-12:30, 12:00-5:30, 5:00-10.

Bee Booth Take Down - 8/24/2017: We start taking down the Bee Booth in the evening. The more help we have, the quicker we're done. We need to be finished and off the fair grounds by 11PM.

Parking:
Lot 9 (across the street from the fair): Walk across the street, enter through the gate, go under the tunnel, turn right. We're across from the Big Red Barn.
Lot 17: Go across the race track to the far side of the Big Red Barn.

Tickets: Tickets will be at WILL CALL at the McKinley Entrance. They will be under Bee Booth Exhibit under your name. Please allow approx. 15 min. to get your tickets.

Come help educate your community about bees! Mingle with fellow beekeepers! You'll learn more than you could ever imagine about bees by being a part of the LA County Fair Bee Booth. This is a great opportunity to share what you've learned in Beekeeping Class 101. We guarantee you won't be bored. And we could use your help!

We had a great time at last year's fair. See our 2016 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE. See if you can FIND THE QUEEN! Let us spark your interest in honey bees, their amazing lifestyle and social structure, how they help feed the world, how they have survived for millions of years, and learn what you can do to help the bees.

Honeybees are responsible for nearly 1/3 of our entire diet in regards to the pollination services they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.

On view is the beautiful honey bee photography by international photojournalist & bee photographer Kodua Galieti http://www.koduaphotography.com/

 

 HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

Delicious pure, natural, 100% raw local honey direct from Los Angeles County beekeepers. 
HONEY STIX in delightful colors, YUMMY flavors!

LA County Fair Bee Booth Sign Up

From Stacy McKenna, LACBA secretary: "The Fair Sign-ups are now available at Volunteer Spot. You should have received an email from them on Cyndi’s behalf, asking you to sign up for the fair. If Volunteer Spot doesn’t recognize your email, please get in touch with Cyndi to have yourself added so you can sign up. Even if you don’t think you know anything about bees, you will by the time your first shift is over, and you’ll get free parking and a ticket to enjoy the fair for the rest of the day for your trouble!
 
Thanks to everyone for helping out with our biggest educational and fundraising event of the year!"

Kids and Bees Resources, Just for You From The Bee-Girl

https://goo.gl/6RVqJC

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: This year the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is honored to host Hayden Wolf, the 2015 American Honey Princess, at the LA County Fair Bee Booth. Hayden will be joining us from September 21-27. Come meet this beautiful princess and learn about honey bees! The booth will be abuzz with activies, beautifuly photography, and a real live Honey Bee Observation Hive. Come find the Queen Bee and meet the American Honey Princess! There's so much to learn about bees - and it's so much fun!

Last Weekend for the LA County Fair

This is the last weekend for the LA County Fair.

WE COULD USE SOME MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS LAST WEEKEND OF THE FAIR

 If you've got some free time this weekend and would like to help us out, please check in or register at www.volunteerspot.com. You don't need to be a member of LACBA or BASC, but you do need to register. Registration will generate an email invite from Russ Levine, the Bee Booth Coordinator. You can also contact Clyde Steese 818-400-6442 or Cyndi Caldera 323-243-0756 directly. Leave a message. They'll call you back.

It's lots of fun and you'll learn about bees!

Thank you! 


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http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/bee-booth-la-county-fair

LA County Fair - Bee Booth Come Meet The American Honey Queen

Come on over to the LA County Fair and check out the Bee Booth. It's a hive of activity with Queen Susannah, the American Honey Queen, sharing stories and little known facts about honey bees. Come find the queen! See the workings of the hive. Pick up some honey stix. And Meet the American Honey Queen.              
Thank you Queen Susannah - You are the best!


The American Honey Queen Program 
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHoneyQueenProgram 

Follow the American Honey Queen as she Buzzes Across America
 http://www.buzzingacrossamerica.com/

The American Honey Queen in a Bee Beard

THIS WEEK - COME MEET THE AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN
Queen Susannah, the American Honey Queen will be at the LA County Fair - Bee Booth
September 10-14. Buzz by, Say Hi! - Meet the Queen!
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 
She'll be on hand greeting hundreds of school children and educating people about honey bees. 
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Oh, my! The American Honey Queen in a bee beard. 

(Note: Here's Queen Susannah at the Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival September 8, 2014: "Today was the second day of the Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival. I had a great time educating people about bees and even performed a bee beard in the afternoon! Huge thanks to Shasta County Beekeepers Association for making it possible and Shannon and Glenda Wooten for putting it on."
~Queen Susannah)
Check out the American Honey Queen Program: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHoneyQueenProgram
We'd love to answer any questions that you have about honey bees. You can find a lot of information on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcyDl-wYcjZXarVQTZj-AQ or on our blog buzzingacrossamerica.com

Opening Weekend at the LA County Fair - Great fun at the Bee Booth!

L.A. County Fair
at Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA
 
Aug 29-Sept 28, Wed-Sun
(Note: The fair will be closed on Wed. 9/3.) 

Www.volunteerspot.com 
 


Visit the Bee Booth!
We're still across from the Big Red Barn
 
but we've moved to a bigger building with lots more room.

Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE and learn about bees. LACBA members will be on hand sharing their knowledge and passion for bees and beekeeping. Come, let us spark your interest in honey bees, their amazing lifestyle and social structure, how they help feed the world, and how they have survived for millions of years.  Come FIND THE QUEEN! 

 

On view is the fabulous bee photography by Kodua Galieti. We have posters and pollination information, bee-friendly plants, and suggestions for What You Can Do to help the bees.

Delicious local 100% pure raw honey from Los Angeles County available for purchase.
And Honey Stix galore!

This year we have a special treat. The lovely Queen Susannah, the American Honey Bee Queen, is buzzing across the country sharing interesting stories and facts about honey bees. She'll be on hand in our 'Bee Booth' to meet and talk with you from Sept. 10-14. Come MEET THE QUEEN! 

http://www.lacountyfair.com/  /events/

LA County Fair - Bee Booth (Learn about Bees)

Visit the LA County Fair Bee Booth and Learn about Bees! Now thru Sept. 29 (Wed-Sun (fair closed Wed., Sept 3rd).)

Did You Know!!!

Honey bees have been around for millions of years.

Honey bees can fly at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

A honey bee colony can contain up to 60,000 bees at its peak.

A single honey bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

A queen honey bee stores a lifetime supply of sperm.

A queen honey bee lays between 1,500-2,500 eggs a day and can lay up to a million eggs in her lifetime.

All the honey bee workers are female.

The drones, which are the only male honey bees in a hive, die immediately after mating.

Honey bees maintain a constant temperature of about 93º F within the hive year-round.

An industrious worker bee may visit 2,000 flowers per day. 

Learn more about the honey bees, pollination, and the important role bees play in our lives. Take home some local honey! Enjoy honey stix!!!

Enjoy the amazing photography of photo-journalist Kodua Galieti! 

Visit the LA County Fair!!!!  BUZZ BY - SAY HI!!!

2014 American Honey Queen Will Appear at the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair

Press Release from the American Beekeeping Federation  June 17, 2014

Susannah Austin, the 2014 American Honey Queen, will visit Los Angeles, CA September 8-15 as part of her National Honey Month tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Associations at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how, from city to country, everyone can help the honeybee.  She will also demonstrate how honey comes in a kaleidoscope of colors.  

Susannah is the 20-year-old daughter of Kris and Catherine Austin of Orlando, FL.  She is a junior at the University of Central Florida, pursing a degree in biology, with hopes of becoming a veterinarian.  Susannah’s family began beekeeping through a 4-H project over 10 years ago.   

As the 2014 American Honey Queen, Susannah serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States.  The Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such, Queen Susannah will travel throughout the United States during her year-long reign.  Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Susannah served as the 2013 Florida Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via television and radio interviews, and in schools.

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.  In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture. 

For more information on Queen Susannah’s California visit and to schedule an interview, contact Bill Lewis at 818.312.1691.

(Note: The Los Angeles County Fair runs from August 29 - September 28, 2014.  Stop by the Bee Booth.  Los Angeles County Beekeepers will be on hand talking about bees, beekeeping, pollination and the importance of honey bees in our lives.  Check out the observation hive.)