LA COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH - 9/1/2017-9/24/2017 (Volunteer Sign Up)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP AVAILABLE NOW 
FOR THE
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR - BEE BOOTH

Pomona Fairgrounds
(Across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs September 1-24, 2017 (Wed-Sun) 


From September 1 through September 24, 2017, volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand at the LA County Fair Bee Booth  educating thousands of school children and the general public about honeybees and their importance in our lives. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country and the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September. It's an end-of-summer tradition for many.  

VOLUNTEERS LACBA and BASC Members:

Bee Booth Sign Up: Sign up is available online through Evite.  Cyndi Caldera (our splendid Fair Coordinator) has sent out email inviations with the link to Sign Up Now. If you have not received your email invitation by 8/14/17, please contact Cyndi via email at: Cynthia.Alvarado56@yahoo.com and give her your email so she can send you and Evite. If you do not have access to email, you can call Cyndi at 323-243-0756 and you can sign up with her directly. If you have any questions regarding sign up or the fair, please contact Cyndi via email or telephone.

Bee Booth Set Up - 8/26/17 9AM: Come help set up the Bee Booth on 8/26/2017 from 9AM until we're done (approx. mid-afternoon). Enter through Gate 1. Drive to the Bee Booth across from the Big Red Barn. On Bee Booth Set Up Day ONLY you can park near the Bee Booth. There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!

Bee Booth: The fair runs from September 1st-24th (Wed thru Sun) except for Labor Day Weekend (Fri thru Mon). We have 3 shifts per day (no less than 4 volunteers per shift). Shifts available: All Labor Day Weekend and all Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30-1:00, 12:30-5:30, 5:00-10PM. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 8:30-12:30, 12:00-5:30, 5:00-10.

Bee Booth Take Down - 8/24/2017: We start taking down the Bee Booth in the evening. The more help we have, the quicker we're done. We need to be finished and off the fair grounds by 11PM.

Parking:
Lot 9 (across the street from the fair): Walk across the street, enter through the gate, go under the tunnel, turn right. We're across from the Big Red Barn.
Lot 17: Go across the race track to the far side of the Big Red Barn.

Tickets: Tickets will be at WILL CALL at the McKinley Entrance. They will be under Bee Booth Exhibit under your name. Please allow approx. 15 min. to get your tickets.

Come help educate your community about bees! Mingle with fellow beekeepers! You'll learn more than you could ever imagine about bees by being a part of the LA County Fair Bee Booth. 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!

We had a great time at last year's fair. See our 2016 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

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.

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.

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

 

 HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

Delicious pure, natural, 100% raw local honey direct from Los Angeles County beekeepers. 
HONEY STIX in delightful colors, YUMMY flavors!

LA County Fair - Opening Weekend

 

Happy First Day of Fair! We're open noon - midnight. You can view all our promotions here: http://bit.ly/1tYvWDb See you soon! #DareToFair

Buzz by the Bee Booth at the fair. Learn about bees, find the queen, pick up some pure, natural, 100% raw local honey from LA County beekeepers. We're right behind the Big Red Barn.

LA County Fair Bee Booth Sign Up

From Stacy McKenna, LACBA secretary: "The Fair Sign-ups are now available 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 to have yourself added so you can sign up. Even if you don’t think you know anything about bees, you will by the time your first shift is over, and you’ll get free parking and a ticket to enjoy the fair for the rest of the day for your trouble!
 
Thanks to everyone for helping out with our biggest educational and fundraising event of the year!"

The American Honey Queen in a Bee Beard

THIS WEEK - COME MEET THE AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN
Queen Susannah, the American Honey Queen will be at the LA County Fair - Bee Booth
September 10-14. Buzz by, Say Hi! - Meet the Queen!
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 
She'll be on hand greeting hundreds of school children and educating people about honey bees. 
/bee-booth-la-county-fair/
Oh, my! The American Honey Queen in a bee beard. 

(Note: Here's Queen Susannah at the Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival September 8, 2014: "Today was the second day of the Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival. I had a great time educating people about bees and even performed a bee beard in the afternoon! Huge thanks to Shasta County Beekeepers Association for making it possible and Shannon and Glenda Wooten for putting it on."
~Queen Susannah)
Check out the American Honey Queen Program: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHoneyQueenProgram
We'd love to answer any questions that you have about honey bees. You can find a lot of information on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcyDl-wYcjZXarVQTZj-AQ or on our blog buzzingacrossamerica.com

Opening Weekend at the LA County Fair - Great fun at the Bee Booth!

L.A. County Fair
at Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA
 
Aug 29-Sept 28, Wed-Sun
(Note: The fair will be closed on Wed. 9/3.) 

Www.volunteerspot.com 
 


Visit the Bee Booth!
We're still across from the Big Red Barn
 
but we've moved to a bigger building with lots more room.

Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE and learn about bees. LACBA members will be on hand sharing their knowledge 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! 

 

On view is the fabulous bee photography by Kodua Galieti. We have posters and pollination information, bee-friendly plants, and suggestions for What You Can Do to help the bees.

Delicious local 100% pure raw honey from Los Angeles County available for purchase.
And Honey Stix galore!

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! 

http://www.lacountyfair.com/  /events/

LA County Fair - Bee Booth (Learn about Bees)

Visit the LA County Fair Bee Booth and Learn about Bees! Now thru Sept. 29 (Wed-Sun (fair closed Wed., Sept 3rd).)

Did You Know!!!

Honey bees have been around for millions of years.

Honey bees can fly at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

A honey bee colony can contain up to 60,000 bees at its peak.

A single honey bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

A queen honey bee stores a lifetime supply of sperm.

A queen honey bee lays between 1,500-2,500 eggs a day and can lay up to a million eggs in her lifetime.

All the honey bee workers are female.

The drones, which are the only male honey bees in a hive, die immediately after mating.

Honey bees maintain a constant temperature of about 93º F within the hive year-round.

An industrious worker bee may visit 2,000 flowers per day. 

Learn more about the honey bees, pollination, and the important role bees play in our lives. Take home some local honey! Enjoy honey stix!!!

Enjoy the amazing photography of photo-journalist Kodua Galieti! 

Visit the LA County Fair!!!!  BUZZ BY - SAY HI!!!

Bee Booth at the LA County Fair

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):

 

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!!!

LACBA Buzzings!!! Newsletter from July 2013 Meeting

Buzzings!!! Newsletter from our July 2013 Meeting is now ready for your reading enjoyment. Thank you to LACBA Secretary, Stacy McKenna, for a wonderful job. Some of the topics include: the LA County Fair, Urban Beekeeping, Africanized Honey Bees, Questions from the Floor.