Beekeeping Class 101: Sunday, August 17, 9-Noon, at Bill's Bees Bee Yard

Beekeeping Class 101: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Bill's Bees Bee Yard 9AM-Noon. Topic: Keeping Your Bees Healthy and What You Can Learn About Your Bees At the Hive Entrance. BEE SUITS REQUIRED to attend this class. We teach responsible beekeeping for an urban environment. Everyone is Welcome! For details and directions see Beekeeping Class 101.

Beekeeping Class 101: May 19, 2013 - Bill's Bees Bee Yard

Beekeeping Class 101: May 19, 2013 - 9am-Noon. Bill's Bees Bee Yard.  

All are welcome. $10 fee for non-members. Free to members (membership $10/year.)

Bee Suits Required. For details and directions see our Beekeeping Classes page

We teach 'Responsible Beekeeping in an Urban Environment! Come, Learn, Enjoy!!!

Beekeeping Class 101: April 21, 2013 - Bill's Bees Bee Yard

Beekeeping Class 101: April 21, 2013 - 9am-Noon. Bill's Bees Bee Yard.  

This Sunday we will cover:
1) Hive inspection, ready for a super?
2) Installing a package
3) Mite testing, compare 2 methods
4) Transfering bees from a birdhouse to standard frames.Hive inspection, ready for a super?

All are welcome. $10 fee for non-members. Free to members (membership $10/year.)

Bee Suits Required. For details and directions see our Beekeeping Classes page

We teach 'Responsible Beekeeping in an Urban Environment! Come, Learn, Enjoy!!!

Beekeeping Class 101 Monday, March 4, 2013 - Topic: Woodworking

Beekeeping Class 101 will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013. The topic is Woodworking (Woodenware and assembly for your hives). It will be taught by long time beekeeper, Walt McBride. Doors open at 7:00pm, Meeting begins at 7:30. This class will be held at our regular Monday night meeting location: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 3561 Foothill Blvd., LaCrescenta, CA 91214. Hope to see you there!!!

Bees, Lies and Evidence-based Policy

(The following was submitted by Mary Beth Murril throuch LACBA Sec, Stacy McKenna)  

Nature.com  By Lynn Dicks   2/20/13

Misinformation forms an inevitable part of public debate, but scientists should always focus on informing the decision-makers, advises Lynn Dicks.

Saving bees is a fashionable cause. Bees are under pressure from disease and habitat loss, but another insidious threat has come to the fore recently. Concern in conservation and scientific circles over a group of agricultural insecticides has now reached the policy arena. Next week, an expert committee of the European Union (EU) will vote on a proposed two-year ban on some uses of clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid. These are neonicotinoids, systemic insecticides carried inside plant tissues. Although they protect leaves and stems from attack by aphids and other pests, they have subtle toxic effects on bees, substantially reducing their foraging efficiency and ability to raise young. 

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Beekeeping Class 101 Begins Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Bill's Bees

 Come, learn responsible beekeeping in an urban environment.  

When: Sunday, February 17, 9-noon

Where: Bill's Bee Yard

For more information and directions to location see our Beekeeping Classes Page.

UC Davis Department of Entomology - Nov/Dec Apiary Newsletter

From Dr. Eric Mussen, Apiculturist and Editor, U.C. Apiaries, University of California, November/December Apiary Newsletter  

Some of the topics include: Crowdfunding, Update on Pristine, Stay Informed, Apiology and Apiculture, Apivar Registration, Advances in RNAi, Nosema/Fipronil Synergy, Top Bar Beekeeping: New Books, Early Bee Schools, Beekeeping Courses Online, Frustrated by .docx files, and Honey Adulteration.

With the permission of Dr. Eric Mussen, we have attached the UC David Department of Entomology Apiary November/December Newsletter

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