California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention


November 17 - 19, 2015

Hilton Sacramento Arden West 
Sacramento, CA 

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We're heading to the state capitol for the annual CSBA Convention! The Events page has all the current info you need until pre-Convention Information Packets are mailed in late August/early September. The website has  payment fields for Hilton Hotel Reservations, Ladies Auxiliary Dues & Luncheon, CSBA Membership Dues, Conference Registration and Exhibitor Instructions.  Our field trip will be to  the  Mann Lake Ltd. Woodland Facility. There is a link on the Events page that will take you to the sign-up form. To reserve a space, just fill out and either mail in or call the office. Bus(es) will depart the Hilton on Monday afternoon, Nov. 16th, approximately 1 pm and return in time for the President's Reception Dinner in the  evening - which Mann Lake is also hosting! Both are free to registered convention attendees and a great way to start the event!

At the CSBA Convention!!! Updates to Program

2014 CSBA CONVENTION - UPDATES (To Program & Events) We'll post updates on the CSBA Facebook page Attached is the new Convention Program as of 11/17/14. Changes so far: Zac Browning will not be able to attend the convention. Dr. Eric Mussen will share the latest updates on "Bees and Pesticides" on Wed. Nov. 19, at 10:30 am in the Valencia Room. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, for the 4:00 pm Panel: "Bridging the Gap between the beekeeping Industry & the Urban Beekeeper" Roger Everett will replace Zac Browning. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Exhibits Close at 2 pm. 

At the CSBA Convention!!! HoneyLove's Rob & Chelsea McFarland

CSBA Annual Convention    November 18-20, 2014   Hyatt Regency, Valenciay, CA

At the CSBA Convention!!! We are pleased to welcome HoneyLove! Co-Founders Rob and Chelsea McFarland share their expertise in "Fundraising for Bees" at 2PM Tuesday, Nov. 18. Then at 4PM Rob takes part in "Bridging the Gap between the Beekeeping Industry & the Urban Beekeeper" a panel you won't want to miss. Rob and Chelsea are a husband and wife team who started HoneyLove as a nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to protect honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers. They have convinced more than 20 neighborhood councils to send letters of support to the city to legalize beekeeping in L.A., held dozens of events, trained hundreds of new beekeepers, and facilitated the rescue of hundreds of hives. HoneyLove’s Rob (Beekeeper/Co-founder) and Chelsea (Beekeeper’s Wife/Co-founder) McFarland are a driving force in the legalization of urban beekeeping in L.A. 

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What's Wrong with My Bees?

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey   11/14/13

That's a question frequently asked of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

Fact is, he's an "unbee-lievable" wealth of information. The honey bee guru has served as Extension apiculturist since 1976 and writes a newsletter, from the UC...


Visit the Kathy Keatley Garvey Bug Squad blog at:

(Note: Eric Mussen will be speaking on "The Most Interesting Time in Beekeeping" at the California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention in South Lake Tahoe, Nov. 19-22, 2013)

CSBA Convention

CSBA Convention Nov. 13-15, 2012 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, CA. Registrations are fast approaching!

By October 22 (this Monday!), you need to have made your hotel reservations if you want the CSBA rate.  

Pre-registration for the Convention itself is possible only through October 31.

By all indications, this will be a great convention.  Act now, the clock is running!

Visit the CBSA website for more information.