LOS ANGELES 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”)
https://www.lacountyfair.com/

Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Fair Runs August 30 - September 22, 2019
(Closed Mondays & Tuesdays except Labor Day, Sept. 2)
Fair Schedule for the General Public


VISIT THE BEE BOOTH!

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From August 30 through September 22, 2019, volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association and the Beekeepers Association of Southern California will be on hand at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth educating thousands of school children and the general public about honeybees and the importance they play in our lives. The LA County Fair is one of the largest county fairs in the country and is the most-visited event in the Los Angeles region in September. It's an end-of-summer tradition for many. 

OBSERVATION HIVE

Gather round our fabulous HONEY BEE OBSERVATION HIVE. See if you can FIND THE QUEEN!

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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.

HONEY! HONEY! HONEY!

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Delicious pure, natural, 100% raw local honey direct from Los Angeles County beekeepers is available for purchase. Pick up HONEY STIX in YUMMY flavors and vibrant colors.
Proceeds from honey sales go to Honey Bee Research. 

2019 AMERICAN HONEY PRINCESS!

2019 american honey princess, nicole medina.

2019 american honey princess, nicole medina.

Nicole Medina
The American Beekeeping Federation
2019 American Honey Princess

Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, will visit Los Angeles, California, September 3-8, as part of her National Honey Month Tour.  She will be a guest of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association at the Los Angeles County Fair, speaking to fair goers about the importance of honeybees to California agriculture and how honeybees drive the quantity and quality of our food.  She will also share information about the bonuses that honeybees provide beyond honey.  Nicole’s trip is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association.

Nicole is the daughter of Joel and Nolvia Medina of Green Township, New Jersey.  She is a sophomore at Sussex County Community College studying business administration.  Nicole has been keeping bees for five years with her family and is an active volunteer in the Sussex County Beekeepers Association. 

As the 2019 American Honey Princess, Nicole 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 Princess Nicole will travel throughout the United States in 2019.  Prior to being selected as the American Honey Princess, Nicole served as the 2018 New Jersey 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.

VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF THE LACBA AND BASC

The following is information, schedule, and times is for the LACBA and BASC Bee Booth Volunteers. Schedule and times for the general public can be found here: https://lacountyfair.com/.

Hello Fellow Beekeepers:

The Los Angeles County Fair is upon us. All
E-vites were sent out Aug 5. Your email will come through Sign-up.com (Copy Los Angeles fair). If you did not receive your E-vite, check your spam, if not, call me (323) 243-0756 and I will be happy to either resend or help you schedule a day and shift time.

Some points to be aware of:

The day that you’re scheduled for, please plan to come early as I understand that security is going to be tight. Please bring your patience.

Your entry pass and parking pass will be at Gate 1 on McKinley at the "Will Call" window. Parking is only for 15 minutes, you'll then need to move your vehicle to the parking gates noted on your parking pass. Give them your name and tell them that you’re gong to the Bee Exhibit. Both these passes are good for the entire day.

The Bee Booth is located in the Heritage area. The last little red building before the farm area.

If you wish to purchase an LACBA green shirt they will be available at the venue. The cost is $15.00. If you already own one, please wear it. This helps our guests know who to go to with questions.

If you want to schedule a same day or next day time and shift, please call me so I may make arrangement to have your passes at the "Will Call" window.

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.

Your presence helps to make the fair successful. Please remember that much of the funds that we raise goes to bee research. So, please come out and volunteer to help make this another successful year with your other fellow beekeepers.

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me (323) 243-0756 or cynthia.alvarado56@yahoo.com.

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Bee Booth Set Up - Saturday (August 24th) 9AM-2PM: Come help set up the 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!!!

Bee Booth Volunteer Fair Days: The fair runs from August 30 - September 22 (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, 12:30-5:00, 4:300-10PM. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:00-1:00, 12:30-5:00, 4:30-10.

Bee Booth Take Down - Sunday, (September 22rd): 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 fairgrounds by 10PM.

Parking for Bee Booth Volunteers:
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 for Bee Booth Volunteers: Tickets will be at WILL CALL at the McKinley Entrance (Gate 1). They will be under Bee Booth Exhibit under your name. Please allow approx. 15 min. to get your tickets.

just some of the many volunteers from the los angeles county beekeepers association and the beekeepers association of southern california! thank you all for your many hours helping the honey bees!

just some of the many volunteers from the los angeles county beekeepers association and the beekeepers association of southern california! thank you all for your many hours helping the honey bees!

We had a great time at last year's fair. See our 2018 Bee Booth Photo Album on Facebook.

The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of the funds raised through donations and all profit from honey sales go to honey bee education and research. Thank you!