Come Find the Queen at the LA County Fair Bee Booth

August 30 - September 22, 2019

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Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(The Bee Booth is located across from the “Big Red Barn”)

Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Fair Times & Schedule for the General Public

The Bee Booth at the LA County Fair is all a buzz about bees this week. Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, has been busy teaching fair goers about honey bees. Come find out about the fascinating life inside a bee hive. You’ll learn about the different jobs bees have, about the worker bees, the drones, and the queen bee. Nicole will explain how bees communicate, forage for nectar and pollen, how bees make honey, and the importance honey bees play in our lives. Head over to the Bee Booth and see if YOU can FIND THE QUEEN!

2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, President, Jon Reese.

2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, President, Jon Reese.

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LA County Fair Bee Booth - Closing Weekend

Pomona Fairgrounds
(Across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
September 2-25, 2016

LACF is one of the largest county fairs in the country and the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September – an end-of-summer tradition for many.

This year we welcome Tabitha Mansker, 2016 American Honey Princess, who will be our guest at the Bee Booth from September 19-25. Tabitha is in the final stop of her National Honey Month Tour. She will be speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public's daily lives. 

Tabitha is from Nevada, TX where she helps manage her family's 16 hives (so she knows a lot about bees). She helps in the honey extracting for many commercial beekeepers. 

As the 2016 American Honey Princess, Tabitha serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. 

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. 

Come meet the American Honey Princess. She's looking forward to meeting you and 'talking about bees'.  

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.  On view is the beautiful honey bee photography by international photojournalist & bee photographer Kodua Galieti 


NOTE to all LACBA Members: Come help educate your community, meet your fellow beekeepers, and maybe even learn something new yourself! 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! Please contact Cindy Caldera at 323-243-0756 or email Cindy at

"The Fair Sign-ups are available for LACBA and BASC members 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 Caldera via email at to have yourself added so you can sign up. If you need help to sign up please call Cyndi: (323) 243-0756.  Thank you!

Bee Booth - 2016 Labor Day Weekend!


Pomona Fairgrounds 
1101 West McKinley Ave., 
Pomona, CA 91768 

(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')

September 2-25, 2016

Labor Day Weekend was the opening weekend for the LA County Fair.
We had a great time. Lots of Family Fun at the Bee Booth! Thank you to all the families who paused for a moment for pictures. 

Buzz by, learn about bees, find the queen, pick up some pure, local honey! 

Check out our Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook:

LA County Fair - Opening Weekend


Happy First Day of Fair! We're open noon - midnight. You can view all our promotions here: 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.

Talk Bees May 21 & 22 at Wild for the Planet at the LA Zoo!

Great day for the ZOO! Head on over to the LA Zoo and learn about BEES May 21 & 22. Bees will be part of the Wild for the Planet Earth Day celebration at the Zoo event today. Ruth Askren of Bee Capture and other members of the LA County Beekeepers will be on hand to answer question about bees! Gonna be a fun day!  We're in the Eucalyptus Grove!!!

If you're an LACBA member and would like to be a part of the LA Zoo's “Wild for the Planet” Earth Day celebration, come spend a day at the zoo helping teach people about bees. Please contact Ruth Askren to sign up. Come meet people from the local beekeeping community!   Enjoy!

UPDATE - May 23, 2016

Thank you to:

The whole Mussenden Family
Ana Farrell
Holly Hawk
David Parker
Laura Quick
... who spent hours giving honey samples to visitors, answering questions about bees, and pointing out the wonders of the observation hive. "I love how the kids all got so excited to find a drone or the queen in the observation hive! We had fun!" ~ Ruth Askren

And a special Thank You to:

... for getting the LACBA involved in this wonderful Wild for the Planet Earth Day celebration at the LA Zoo (and for these photo memories). 




Reminder: AGdayLa May 18 & 19 - Beekeepers Needed

May 18 and 19, 2016 - AGdayLA 

The Pomona Fairgrounds - At the 'Big Red Barn'
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

We are still in need of Volunteers for May 18 and 19.
Volunteers - please bee there between the hours of (8:30 - 12:30)

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, will once again be participating in the education of about 800 4th graders about honeybees and their importance in pollination of crops and how the entire food chain is impacted by honeybees  If you're interested in spending a couple hours helping teach 4th graders about bees, please contact Mary Landau (626) 794-4025 or (626) 695-0470 to sign up! We're also looking for additional observation hives for this event; so if you have an observation hive we can use, please let Mary know. Thank you!

(NOTE: Mary Landau is our contact for AGdayLA. Please do not contact her for information about honey bees or swarms. Just contact her if you are an LACBA member who can help as a volunteer talking about honey bees for AGdayLA. Thank you!)

LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 - Full Schedule for 2016

The Full Schedule for the 2016 Season of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping Class 101 is now available. It's a great class, you won't want to miss it, and it's available to everyone! We teach responsible beekeeping for an urban environment. So if you are now or would like to be a Backyard Beekeeper, you'll love this class. If you're already an experienced beekeeper, then you know there's always more to learn about bees. Hope to see you at our first class, Sunday, February 21, 9am-noon at Bill's Bees Bee Yard. /beekeeping-classes-losangeles/

California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention


November 17 - 19, 2015

Hilton Sacramento Arden West 
Sacramento, CA 

For more information visit:

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!

LACBA Meeting: March, 2015

Join us for our monthly LACBA Meeting.  Monday, March 2, 2015.
Doors open: 6:30pm/Starts: 7:00pm. 
Location:  Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3561 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta, CA 91214

We've added over 100 new people to our membership roster this month
(Hi, new members!!!) so be sure to introduce yourselves! 
Come, learn about bees! All are welcome!

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!!!