“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:
Kim Flottum, Editor-in-Chief, Bee Culture Magazine and Dr. James "Jim" Tew, Emeritus Professor, Entomology, OSU will be bringing you their 13th "Live" show. Click Here to Register
You don't want to miss: Meet The Best Informed Beekeepers On The Planet. The Bee Informed Partnership Crew
Join us on Wednesday at 9:00AM Eastern 6:00AM Pacific for our September webinar with Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor:
What "Newbees" Need to Know
Alex will share insight aimed at those new to beekeeping, based on years of teaching both new and experienced beekeepers.
All webinars are free, and registration is not required. Webinars run from 9:00AM to 10:00AM Eastern.
American Beekeeping Federation
Check out our home page! Just added: Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series Presents a Six Part Beginning Beekeeping Series starting October 23. From the basics of the beehive through bee health, honey production and marketing honey products, after these six live webinar sessions beginning beekeepers will be prepared to start and manage their first hives successfully. Blake Shook, owner of the Desert Creek Honey Co., facilitates each session. The series is free for members of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). Membership begins at just $60 for small-scale beginning beekeepers and includes a year’s worth of educational benefits. Don’t miss this opportunity! http://www.abfnet.org/
Beekeeping Webinar Tomorrow
Wednesday, March 20 at 9AM EDT
Barbara Bloetscher: Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides
Barb is the state apiarist with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. She will be discussing ways beekeepers can prevent pesticide poisoning, and where to find diagnostic and informational resources.
To join this free webinar, follow the link and log in as a guest at about 8:55am EDT:
To access via iPad, download the Adobe Connect app.
It is recommend that you access a few minutes earlier for this first webinar of the season, in case you need to download an update from Adobe Connect.
This and each monthly webinar session will be recorded and archived on the OSU BeeLab website the following day.
Register Today for ABF's Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series — Two New Sessions Scheduled for December
Next Sessions to be Held on Tuesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Both sessions will be held at 8:00 p.m. ET. That's 5:00 p.m. PT.
Even though the busy holiday season is right around the corner, don't stop taking your beekeeping education to the next level. Register today for two new sessions in the ABF's "Conversation with a Beekeeper" Webinar series – "Beekeeping 101: Flight and Foraging Dynamics," Tuesday, December 11, with Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, and "Diseases of the Honey Bee Part One: Honey Bee Brood Diseases," Wednesday, December 12, with Dr. Marion Ellis.