“When California was wild, it was one sweet bee garden throughout its entire length,
north and south, and all the way across from the snowy Sierra to the ocean.”
~John Muir, “The Bee Pastures”
Welcome to the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, founded in 1873, to foster the interest of bee culture and beekeeping within Los Angeles County. Our primary purpose is the care and welfare of the honeybee. Our group membership is composed of commercial and small scale beekeepers, bee hobbyists, and bee enthusiasts. So whether you came upon our site by design or just 'happened' to find us - we're glad you're here! Our club and this website are dedicated to educating our members and the general public. We support honeybee research, and adhering to best management practices for the keeping of bees.
The Latest Buzz:
This year the LA County Fair runs from August 29-September 28, 2014 (Wednesdays thru Sundays). (Fair closed Wed. Sept. 3)
We have some great news: The Bee Booth is moving!!!
We're not going far, just right next door. We're still behind The Big Red Barn. But now we're in a bigger building with more amazing honeybee and beekeeping images by photo-journalist, Kodua Galieti, more posters and pollination information, bee-friendly plants, and suggestions for What You Can Do to help the bees.
There's more room to gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE where BASC and LACBA members will be on hand sharing their interest 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!
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!
As always, delicious local raw honey from the Los Angeles County area supplied by LACBA members will be available for purchase. Honey Stix will be in abundance.
Read more: /events/
We'd like to thank all the volunteer members of the Beekeeping Association of Southern California (BASC) and the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (LACBA) who have been working to make this the best Bee Booth ever. Buzz By, Say Hi, Enjoy a Taste of Honey!
Photos from August 24, 2014 Bee Booth Setup (Thanks to Jon Reese for the photos):