LACBA Meeting: Monday, January 7, 2019

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Our first LACBA meeting of the new year will be held Monday, January 7, 2019.

Committee Meeting: 6:30pm / Membership Meeting: 7:00pm
Location: Mount Olive Lutheran Church (Shilling Hall)
3561 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214

Meetings of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association are open to the public. All Are Welcome!

On the Agenda:

  • Learn about LACBA committees and how you can participate.

  • Beginning with the Committee Meeting, we will be discussing our upcoming Beekeeping Class 101: Class size, instructors, class fee, etc. BRING YOUR IDEAS!

  • An experienced beekeeper will share on how they got into beekeeping and what went on in their first two years of beekeeping. Specifically focusing on mistakes made, the trials, tribulations, problems.

  • Bill Lewis will present an informative tribute to photojournalist and bee photographer, Kodua Galieti, utilizing her extraordinary photographs to show what goes on inside a beehive and the various stages of honey bee development. Long time beekeepers and new-bees are sure to find the presentation fascinating.

  • We’re hoping all those who attended the CSBA Convention will share a short report on what you found most interesting, informative, entertaining - something you can share with the rest of us. Thank you!

  • Presentation of the 2018 Golden Hive Tool Award.

  • What Do You See Going On Inside and Outside Your Hive This Time Of Year???

  • What’s Blooming?

  • Q&A

  • Next month Wildflower Meadows to speak.

  • RAFFLE!!!! Bring something for the Raffle!

    Hope to see you at the meeting!

THE BOARD WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
Discussion about changes for 2019 Beekeeping 101 Classes.  Your board of directors would like your suggestions as to changes to the 2019 Beekeeping 101 classes.  Come to the Committee Meeting @ 6:30pm on Monday January 7, 2018 to give your opinion.  This is your chance to participate in the discussion about the 2019 Beekeeping 101 classes.

Bees for Sale - Order Now for 2016

Pre-Order your Bee Packages and Nucs by December 31, 2015 and save money. It's never too early to order your bees for 2016. Prices will increase January 1st. Bee Packages and Nucs will be available for pick up mid April. PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT ship our bees!

Our Italian Honey Bees are gentle, easy to work with, and build up abundantly for pollination and honey making. If you are just beginning beekeeping, or already an urban beekeeper, these bees are perfect for you. The known gentle genetics of our Italian Honey Bees make them ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles.

2015 has been our best and busiest year ever for Beekeeping Class 101, and the request for bees has increased. Don't be disappointed and come into bee season bee-less! You can order online HERE.  

 

Beekeeping Class 101 - August 16, 2015 at Bill's Bees Bee Yard 9AM-Noon

REMINDER: Beekeeping Class 101 - August 16, 2015 at Bill's bees Bee Yard 9AM-Noon. Topic: More Lessons in Hive Management and Keeping Your Bees Alive During the Dearth.  BEE SUITS REQUIRED. You won't want to miss it! /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/

Beekeeping Class 101 - June 14, 2015 at Bill's Bees Bee Yard 9AM-Noon

Our next LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 will be held June 14, 2015 at Bill's Bees Bee Yard, 9AM-Noon. Bee Suits Required. 

Note from Bill: "June Bee class is traditionally our class for hunting mites, but every class from now on out will have a segment on testing for mites, monitoring mite levels, and treatment.  We will follow the progress of packages installed in April. A guy from Long Beach is supposed to be bringing a hive with a problem.  We plan to diagnose the problem and fix it. We may get a chance to take a look at an Africanized hive going through the re-queening process.  Queen was introduced in a cage after removing the old queen at our last class, for those who stayed very late last month.  We need to verify that she was accepted or not."

We teach responsible beekeeping for an urban environment. Join us! For more information, check out our Beekeeping Class 101 page.

Beekeeping Class 101: 2015 Season Begins Sunday, February 15

Beekeeping Class 101: 2105 Season begins Sunday, February 15, 2015
9:00AM-Noon

2015 Beekeeping Class 101 Schedule
  Feb. 15March 15April 19May 17June 14July 19Aug. 16Oct. 11
Please see our Beekeeping Class 101 for details.

 

   "Go to the bee, thou poet: consider her ways and be wise."
-George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903

Mark your calendars! Bill and Clyde have once again graciously offered to host Beekeeping Class 101 for 2015.

We teach responsible beekeeping for an urban environment, adhering to Best Management Practices for the bees, beekeepers, and general public. All are Welcome!

All the information you need in order to attend our Beekeeping Class 101 is posted on our Beekeeping 101 Class page of our website and on our Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/losangelesbeekeeping.

Location of Classes:
Bill's Bees Bee Yard
12640 Little Tujunga Blvd.
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342

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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: Sunday, March 16, 2014 9-Noon at Bill's Bees Bee Yard

This Sunday take a peek inside a beehive with Bill Lewis and Clyde Steese, The basics of beekeeping, Q&A.

Woodworking:  Learn to build bee boxes and frames and how to string frames with long-time beekeeper, Walt McBride, and LACBA Vice President, Keith Roberts. 

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

Bee Suits Required. For details and directions see our Beekeeping Class 101 page

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

LACBA Beekeeping 101 Class tomorrow: Sunday, July 21, 2013

REMINDER: LACBA Beekeeping 101 Class tomorrow: Sunday, July 21, 2013  At Bill's Bees Bee Yard. Bee Suits Required. Clyde will be holding class. Topics include:

1). Harvesting and extracting
2) mite testing
3) making a Nuc/split from a strong colony
4) diagnosing a problem with a colony failing to build up

Learn responsible beekeeping for an urban environment. On top of a mountain, with your head in a beehive - Enjoy!!!

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 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.