Friday, February 5, 2016

February Meeting: Splits

It's getting a little warmer and when springs officially comes and the nectar starts to flow it's good to be ready for your colonies to expand.  Expansion also gives you the opportunity to split your hive or if you hive is already big, you can split to keep them a more managable size.  Ray will be speaking and showing us how.

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 6th Meeting: Making Beeswax Products

Please join us in making beeswax products from Terry.  Bring your own ideas and things that you've made to prepare for the giving season.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Meeting: Honeybee Forage

When our bees leave the hive they forage for water, pollen and nectar.  Today we looked at Melissa's Garden list of 5 top forage plants:  borage, tansy, echium, goldenrod and lemon balm.  For more information, check out their site.  We also found a fun guide to nectar and pollen color by season from Eversweet Apiaries.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 5th Club Meeting

Bring your beehive removals and cutout stories.  We'll have a computer to project so if you have pictures you can bring those too.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Support Bees and Chickens in Torrance Tues 3/3 at 7pm

After a long and arduous journey, the subject of legalizing chickens and bees for Torrance will come before the Torrance City Council on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Torrance City Hall: 

Address: 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 

For all those who want to help support Long Beach Beekeeping, it's important for neighboring cities to support bees too.  Especially if you are a Torrance resident or know someone, please plan to come and speak to the council in support of bees and/or chickens letting them know why it's important to you and your family. 

This is very exciting news that they will consider allowing bees and chickens! I hope you share our joy and will attend!!!

It's item 12, Administrative Matters.

12A.  Community Development - Consider a land use study regarding the keeping of chickens and bees for single family residences within the city.  Recommendation of the Community Development Director that City Council consider a Land Use Study regarding the keeping of chickens and bees for single family residences within the city and provide direction to staff.

For the full agenda go here  http://www.torranceca.gov/PDF/AGENDA_3-3-15.pdf