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“We have been part of the beekeeping industry since 1873,” said Lindsay. “We are beekeepers in
LACBA continues to be trailblazers by welcoming experienced and first-time beekeepers to their monthly meetings, offering Beekeeping 101 classes, and an educational booth in the LA County Fair. “We help the public with thousands of hours to donate at the county fair and other gatherings of public to teach of the importance of honey bees,” said Lindsay.
“Keeping bees in a neighborhood can be good by keeping you and your neighbors' gardens producing at a much higher level. The best way to learn is by getting a mentor to help in training,” said Lindsay.
According to the LACBA, “Anyone who keeps bees in
-dealing with neighbors and local regulatory agencies
-notifications about local pesticide/herbicide applications
-referrals for swarm captures if you want them
With the recent buzz of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), many beekeepers have witnessed a staggering number of bee populations dropping. A save-the-bees movement has swept across Los Angeles with Angelinos joining beekeeping communities like the LACBA, Backwards Beekeeping, and Honey Love Organization, to name a few. “People joining our club have been on the increase over the last three years,” said Lindsay.
LACBA hosts monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in La Crescenta with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. and meetings starting at 7:00 p.m. On August 12, LACBA will be hosting their monthly meeting with special guest Frank Lindsey from
National Honeybee Day on August 17 will allow members to eat anything made with honey. This summer while taking a trip to the Los Angeles County Fair (August 30 to September 29) be sure to stop by the LACBA’s annual Bee Booth, where members teach children of all ages everything from “Finding the Queen Bee” to learning the “Waggle Dance,” and the impact that honeybees have in our ecosystem.
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