“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.
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Beekeeping Class 101: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Bill's Bees Bee Yard 9AM-Noon. Topic: Keeping Your Bees Healthy through the dearth. 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.
This is our last beekeeping class for the season. Please check back with us in 2015 for an update on classes. All Beekeeping Class 101 news will be posted on this website and on our LACBA Facebook page as soon as there is a schedule. Please don't contact us about the class prior to 2015, we won't have any further information for you. Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.
If you want to learn more about beekeeping come to our meetings, the first Monday of the month.
For an awesome, intensive three full days of beekeeping overload, come to the California State Beekeeping Association (CSBA) Annual Convention, November 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia, CA. It's the 125th Anniversary of the California State Beekeeping Association and the speaker lineup is outstanding. To learn more about the 2014 CSBA Annual Convention visit: http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com/events.html
Or visit our LACBA website convention page at: /2014-csba-convention-info/
LACBA 2013 Beekeeping Class 101 begins: February 17, 2013 (Sunday) 9:00am-Noon
"Go to the bee, thou poet: consider her ways and be wise."
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, 1903
Bill's Bees Bee Yard
12640 N. Little Tujunga Road
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
See our LACBA Beekeeping Classes web page for Map and Directions, Schedule of Classes, and Topics we'll cover.
Our goal: To walk you through a season of keeping bees.
The first class will be about equipment and materials; what you need and what you don't need. If you haven't bought anything yet, WAIT until after class so you don't spend money on things you don't need. The first & second classes do not require any special bee suites/attire, but subsequent classes will.
Come, learn about bees, beekeeping, and how to be a responsible beekeeper in an urban environment.