LA County Fair Bee Booth - Closing Weekend

THE BEE BOOTH AT THE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR  
Pomona Fairgrounds
(Across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768  
http://www.lacountyfair.com/
September 2-25, 2016

LACF is one of the largest county fairs in the country and the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September – an end-of-summer tradition for many.


This year we welcome Tabitha Mansker, 2016 American Honey Princess, who will be our guest at the Bee Booth from September 19-25. Tabitha is in the final stop of her National Honey Month Tour. She will be speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public's daily lives. 

Tabitha is from Nevada, TX where she helps manage her family's 16 hives (so she knows a lot about bees). She helps in the honey extracting for many commercial beekeepers. 

As the 2016 American Honey Princess, Tabitha serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. 

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. 

Come meet the American Honey Princess. She's looking forward to meeting you and 'talking about bees'.  

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

 

NOTE to all LACBA Members: Come help educate your community, meet your fellow beekeepers, and maybe even learn something new yourself! 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! Please contact Cindy Caldera at 323-243-0756 or email Cindy at cynthia.alvarado56@yahoo.com.

"The Fair Sign-ups are available for LACBA and BASC members 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 Caldera via email at cynthia.alvarado56@yahoo.com to have yourself added so you can sign up. If you need help to sign up please call Cyndi: (323) 243-0756.  Thank you!

LA County Fair - Bee Booth

VOLUNTEERS: The LA County Fair is September 2-25th. Signups to volunteer have been sent out by Cyndi Caldera via SignUp.com. If you did not receive an email, please contact Cyndi so she can add you to the list.

We need 3 shifts of volunteers per day. All volunteers will receive free parking and passes to the fair to enjoy their time before/after their shift in the bee booth. Volunteers who put in the most hours will be eligible for scholarships to attend the CSBA convention in San Diego in November.

Come help educate your community, meet your fellow beekeepers, and maybe even learn something new yourself!

For more information about the LA County Fair and the Bee Booth check out our Events page /events/ 

No Meeting in September - We're at the LA County Fair

REMINDER - NO LACBA Meeting in September. Our members are volunteering in the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair, where we share our experience and knowledge about beekeeping with fairgoers! We will have our next regular monthly meeting in October. In the meantime, come visit us at the Bee Booth!!!