UPDATE: LACBA Celebrates National Honey Bee Day by Setting Up the LA County Fair Bee Booth

UPDATE:

Thank you to all the volunteers from the Beekeepers Association of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association for coming out today and helping to set up the Bee Booth.  Thanks to your efforts, we got it all done today, and we won't need to work on the booth tomorrow.
Thank to the following volunteer worker bees:
Eva Andrews, Chris Boswell, Cynthia Caldera, Manny Caldera, Joan Day, Steve Day, Jim Honodel,  Dave Lehmann, Jon Reese, Jay Weiss, Dave Williams.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY
AUGUST 18, 2018

Bee Booth Set Up
Saturday & Sunday (August 18 & 19)
9AM - Approximately 2PM
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is across from the 'Big Red Barn')
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
http://lacountyfair.com/

 

Volunteer members of the
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
and the
Beekeepers Association of Southern California
will celebrate National Honey Bee Day
by setting up the Los Angeles County Fair - Bee Booth.

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.
Lunch will be provided.
There's plenty to do and we have lots of fun!!!
For more information:
/bee-booth-la-county-fair/
/events/

2018 American Honey Queen Visits the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is once again honored and priviledged to host the American Beekeeping Federation's National Spokesperson, the American Honey Queen.

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will be at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth on Wednesday, September 19th, from 9:00 - 12:30.  Kayla's very knowledgeable about honey bees and will be available to answer questions and help educate the thousands of school children who come to the bee booth to learn about bees. Welcome, Kayla!


AMERICAN BEEKEEPING FEDERATION -Press Release-

AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN PROGRAM

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Los Angeles, California, September 18-19, as part of her National Honey Month Tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Associations at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to California agriculture and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our livelihood.  She will also share information how honey’s beautiful spectrum provides endless possibilities and the many treats that honeybees provide.  Kayla’s trip is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association.

Kayla is the 23-year-old daughter of Brian and Diane Fusselman of Kempton, PA.  She is a graduate of Kutztown University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art education.  Kayla is an active alumna with the Kutztown High School FFA chapter and the Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors.

As the 2018 American Honey Queen, Kayla serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States.  The American Honey Queen and Princess speak and promote in venues nationwide, and, as such Queen Kayla will travel throughout the United States in 2018.  Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Kayla served as the 2017 Pennsylvania Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.

The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country.  In fact, honeybees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.  

(The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is a proud supporter of the American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Queen Program.)  

LACBA - Help Needed!

LACBA HELP NEEDED:

Welcome to the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association request for Help Needed. We now have an LACBA Help Needed page located in our MEMBERSHIP CENTER (right Sidebar) .

The LACBA is a volunteer organization composed of commercial and urban beekeepers, bee hobbyists, and bee enthusiasts.  With the increased awareness of the plight of honeybees, the growth of Colony Collapse Disorder, the legalization of beekeeping in the City of Los Angeles, the need for honey bees in our food chain and the importance they play in our lives, our club membership has quadrupled in size over the past few years. 

One of the benefits of LACBA membership is the opportunity to learn how to care for honey bees from experienced beekeepers. Another benefit is to share our experience with others.  Requests for our skills, experience, knowledge, and services have increased and we find we are in need of LACBA members to help with our ongoing efforts to meet those requests.

THE LACBA NEEDS HELP WITH:

Beekeeping Class 101 - BeekeepersWe need volunteers who have beekeeping experienc to help teach our Beekeeping Class 101 on the 3rd Sunday of the month, 9AM-Noon, at The Valley Hive.  It is not necessary to be a long time beekeeper, (4, 5, or 6 years experience is sufficient).  Please contact: Keith Roberts at The Valley Hive: tel: 818-280-6500, Keith@thevalleyhive.com

 

LACBA Buzzings Newsletter - EditorWe need an editor who can work with our LACBA Secretary, Merrill Kruger, in getting out our monthly newsletter.  Time required: min. 2 hrs/mo. Please contact Merrill Kruger at: lacba.secretary@gmail.com. 

 

 

LACBA Education Chairperson: Requests for beekeepers to share their beekeeping experience and knowledge have increased tenfold in the past few years.  We need someone who can filter and respond to requests from schools, libraries, clubs, businesses, etc., and contact LACBA members who are available to provide these fun, exciting, educational opportunities. For more information, please contact LACBA Merrill Kruger at: lacba.secretary@gmail.com.

LA County Fair - Bee Booth
:
There are many ways members can help with the LA County Fair Bee Booth. 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 at the Honey Table and with the Observation Hive.  Come, be of service to the LACBA and the honey bees.  Learn more: /bee-booth-la-county-fair/.

LA COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH SET UP - This Weekend

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!! - SET UP TIME AT THE BEE BOOTH!!

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR BEE BOOTH
Pomona Fairgrounds
(The Bee Booth is 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)
FAIR HOURS

Bee Booth Set Up - Saturday, 8/26/17 9AM
(AND Sunday, 8/27/17 if we don't finish on Saturday)

Members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California

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!!! 

Busy bees setting up the Bee Booth in past years!!!

For more information buzz over to our Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth Page.

Come to the Fair Visit the Bee Booth! Meet the American Honey Princess!

THE 2015 AMERICAN HONEY PRINCESS
HAYDEN WOLF

This year we are so excited and honored to host Hayden Wolf, the 2015 American Honey Princess. 

Hayden will visit Los Angeles, CA September 21-27 as part of her National Honey Month tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Associations at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fairgoers about importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how simple solutions can support honeybees.  She will also share the information on the timeless benefits of honey.  

Hayden began beekeeping through a youth beekeeping scholarship program in 2009 and now cares for more than a dozen hives with her family.

Come meet Hayden.

She's looking forward to meeting you!

http://www.abfnet.org/?page=10

LA County Fair Bee Booth - Fun at the Fair!!

Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 West McKinley Ave.,
Pomona, CA 91768
http://www.lacountyfair.com/ 

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

September 4-27, 2015 (Wed-Sun)

We had a great time at the fair last week, and we're going to do it again this week. Join us. BUZZ on over for an inside look at the Bee Booth and our photo updates: Bee Booth - 2015 Photos.

LA County Fair Bee Booth - Volunteers Needed!

VOLUNTEER UPDATE 9/9/2015 from Cyndi Caldera:


Well the first weekend of the fair went every well.  We had many guests that came through the Bee Exhibit.  There are still many openings that need to be filled.  Our main concern is during the weekdays, (Wednesday-Friday morning shift 9:30 to 1:50) when students come in to visit with us. Please see if any of these days or any other openings are a possibility , we need your presence and knowledge.  If you need help to sign up please call me (323) 243-0756.
Thank you,
Cyndi

For more info on Volunteer Sign Up, you can also check out our Bee Booth Volunteer Info page:
/volunteer-at-the-bee-booth/

Can YOU Find The Queen?

Come on out to the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair
(Wed-Sun) until Sept. 27th.

Pomona Fairgrounds
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
(The Bee Booth is across from the Big Red Barn.)

Come see if you can find the queen. Here's some tips: The queen has a bigger belly than the other bees. She's surrounded by her honey bee court. She has a blue dot on her head. (Can you guess why she has a blue dot on her head?)
http://www.lacountyfair.com/

LA County Fair - Bee Booth: Bee-Friendly Native Plants

“Insects are the little things that run the world.” E.0. Wilson, Harvard Entomologist 

Stop by the Bee Booth at the LA County Fair for a look at some of the beautiful native plants honey bees love. Learn how you can invite honey bees to your garden by planting bee-friendly native plants.

We thank The Theodore Payne Foundation (located in Sun Valley, CA) for the native plants on display.



For more information on planting for pollinators visit: http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm  

For information on the LA County Fair - Bee Booth visit: /bee-booth-la-county-fair/
 

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/

National Honey Bee Day - Today

It's National Honey Bee Day Today. We'd like to thank beekeepers, bee hobbyists, and bee enthusiasts everywhere for celebrating our precious honey bees.

We'd especially like to thank all the members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association who are honoring the bees today by either: 

*Spending this weekend at the Pomona Fair Grounds setting up the Bee Booth for the Los Angeles County Fair which will be held August 29- September 28, 2014. http://www.lacountyfair.com/

*Joining HoneyLove in their National Honey Bee Day Party and Pot Luck at Venice Beach from 10AM-2PM.  Group Photo is at Noon. https://www.facebook.com/events/238793076320330/

*Learning about bees at LACBA Beekeeping Class 101 Sunday, August 17, at Bill's Bees Bee Yard, 9am-Noon. http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/

*Caring for honey bees in their own bee/back yard by providing pesticide free, bee-friendly plants and a clean water source.

May you Enjoy a Beautiful Honey Bee Day!