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




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Honeylove Event: Future Zombee Apocalypse 1/11 Sun 11am

For more information please see the Honeylove Meetup Group.  

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Sam Comfort (Founder of anarchyapiaries.org—New York) 
COST:
HoneyLove Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10 Suggested Donation
TOPIC:
Future Zombee Apocalypse:
Bee Prepared and Stick Together!
What will beekeeping be like 25, 50, or 100 years from now? The bee world is changing quickly. So are the bees and their environment. Their lessons in survival are their most valuable gift. Like the bees, we beekeepers must look to diversity, cooperation, and adaptability for our resilience. Anarchy Apiaries is around 500 hives of various types in all kinds of situations from New York to Florida. The more I bee the less I know. I'll talk about our do-it-yourself methods, several hive designs, queen-raising, healthier, hardier bees with no treatments, and a future of a self-reliant beekeeping community with more hives than televisions.
LOCATION:
Grow Native Nursery   100 Davis Avenue, Los AngelesCA (map)

Friday, October 31, 2014

November Meeting 11/2

It's that time again.  Just remember to fall back and sleep in on Sunday.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Natural History of Bees: Oct Meeting

Thank-you to Terri who presented the natural history of bees.  She discussed the types of bees including the queen, workers and drones.  The term beekeepers use to refer to the life cycle of honeybees is bee math.  She had great questions.  See if you can answer these questions with the table below.

1.  If you find eggs, and no queen, how long ago do you know there was a queen?
2.  If you find just hatched larvae and open brood but no eggs, how long ago was the queen there?
3.  If the queen starts laying today, how long before that brood will start foraging for nectar?